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Hi Aleksandar,

On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 9:28 PM, Aleksandar <> wrote:
Tobias, I understand your point but please note one thing, my time is (and
will probably be this year)
very limited so I don't have time to create graphic in gimp/inkscape from
I used gimp before and would like to use it again and I know about inkscape,
it's always great to learn
something new,new tool,new language etc. and it's not problem to work with
these tools but as I said
I am currently very busy and time doesn't allow me to do all that things.
My idea was to inspire people to create better graphic, to motivate them.

Aleksandar, speaking for myself, I'm perfectly happy for you to
continue the great work you've been doing, using the tools you feel
comfortable with.

I understand that you don't have time at the moment to learn how to
produce all the same effects with Gimp and Inkscape. It is possible to
convert many things from Photoshop and Illustrator into Gimp and
Inkscape formats.

The most useful thing is for us to *have all the source files on the
wiki*. That already makes an enormous difference.

And the most important thing is that we don't want to discourage you
from continuing the fantastic contributions you've been making.

With an Open Source project like LibreOffice, you have to remember a
few things and not be discouraged by them:

* when you offer work, there are some people who are not shy of making
opinionated statements even when they never/rarely do any actual
useful work for the project. You don't need to pay too much attention
to them. But do remember that the people who actually use your work
and make the requests for graphics are extremely grateful for your
work, and admire and respect your creativeness and skill.

* There is absolutely *no* official TDF policy against the use of work
from commercial programs. We just need the source files in a
reasonably usable form. Photoshop and Illustrator are market standards
in graphic design, and there are actually lots of people on this list
who have and use those tools themselves. So don't feel shy about
continuing to use them.

* The fact that we give time and work to an Open Source project shows
that we care about Open Source software. But sometimes people tend to
be over-zealous about the subject.

It would be very sad if you were to stop working for the project just
because you use Adobe products and you get the feeling that.
therefore, your work isn't welcome. We really need talented artists
like you, who actually produce professional quality artwork and don't
just spend their time writing to mailing lists.

What you've been doing is really superb. I do hope we don't lose your
interest because of the unproductive - even counter-productive -
comments of people who don't actually *produce* very much themselves.

This is all my own 2 cents, but I just can't sit here and say nothing
when I see a reproduction of some of the silly and negative attitudes
and behaviors that have been quite damaging to this project in the

David Nelson

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