Mon 5 Nov, 2007
So, I was hanging around [ #freegamer ] last night, and, Kiba ( Founder of [ LibreGameWiki ] ) seemed to mention a general dislike of artists, and expressing what I’ve seen mentioned before, sadly, that artists are often more “selfish” than coders in general. I tend to disagree with Kiba with most things, and, of course I disagree on this.
I must admit, being an artist, I am somewhat biased on this matter.
I know that a lot of artists have issues with commerical distribution, and some even rabidly defend their work from “Art Thieves” (Real or Imagined), to the point of putting great big copyright labels in bright colours all over their works.
This is not universal, however. And, I believe, it is possible for artists to be encouraged, and, have their fears of open source overcome. I sincerely hope that the people mentioned above do not taint the view of the Free Software community against those of us who do contribute in our own way to the cause.
What do the greater body of Free Software Coders think of Artists? I honestly don’t know. I know some are, indeed, supportive of our efforts, and are willing to help us to help them. I don’t know how wide-spread this is, I’ve been involved with mostly supportive projects, but, I’ve not worked with that many different projects.
I think the best project I’ve been involved in.. is [ StressFreeZone ] the guys there are great, and really make doing art for them a lot of fun, you get to be creative, when things don’t match their needs, they do their absolute best to explain (constructively and nicely) what they’d like changed. They’re a pleasure to work with, too. I still have a bunch of things I’d like to do for them, and, I look forward to finishing those things up, and, hopefully, continue to contribute to their project.
I think I’ll wrap this one up here for now, I may see some more things to add, later.