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So have you might have seen, the group now have galleries! We made one gallery per software but we might have forgot some of them so if you use a free or open source software and it is not listed, please send us a note or a reply and we will make one. You can post your art in the "other" gallery while we are making you a gallery.  Also, to keep things clean we have 16 pages of deviations to classify and we might do mistake in the process so watch your art just in case we put it in the wrong gallery. ;)

We also made a "multiple software" gallery for deviations that use as much two or more software. The Idea is not to put every creations using multiple software there, just those that use them on the same level. For example, if you make a 3D model with Blender and you use gimp for the texture, then it is mostly a Blender art. But if you have a 3D background in Blender but 2D characters made in gimp, then as the characters and the background share the same importance it would go to the multiple software gallery. In fact, I'm sure you all understand it long ago and I'm just confusing you right now.^^'

I think this is all there is to say. If you have other ideas that could improve this great please tell them to us and we'll see what we can do about it.

Thanks all and have a nice day!
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FOSS-Designers is for those who support and use free and open source software. Everyone is welcome! Examples of FOSS include but are not limited to: Apophysis, The GIMP, Blender, and Inkscape. All submissions MUST be created in FOSS.
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DiggerShrew Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MartaCuesta Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
Thanks!! I made some tutorials and "experiments" that I'll show slowly.

Gracias! Voy haciendo tutoriales y experimentos que iré mostrando poco a poco ^_^
DreadKnight666 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hello admin(s), I submitted an affiliation request with my free open source game project #Ancient-Beast, can you please approve it?
TOBproject Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012

I have written a couple of articles ([link] and [link]) featuring two very interesting and not so very well-known open-source programs , and I'm looking for groups where to submit those articles so more people can know about this.

Would it be OK if I were to submit them here? Which folder should I choose?

Good luck with your group! :)
noiseryuu Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi thanks for accept me!
I have been working in some linux and unix-like badges, using Inkscape, please feel free to use, modify and share my work!
KalethHasre Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome to the club :) Memberships are accepted automatically. I like the badges!
baruch60610 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student General Artist
I was surprised to find that this group doesn't automatically accept membership requests. That does not seem to be in the spirit of free / open-source software. :?

Personally, I automatically reject groups that don't automatically accept new members. It feels too much like snobbery. How on earth can you even know whether you want someone as a member, if you've never even met them?

I am a big supporter of FOSS (or as I prefer, FLOSS - Free, Libre, Open-Source Software). It's a shame this group doesn't take on new members automatically.
KalethHasre Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have a good point. It didn't particularly occur to me that it was contradictory. I just have a bit of a bias against proprietary software and I wanted to support and expose art made in FLOSS, not those made in proprietary. Occasionally I get member requests from people using the Adobe Suite :/

Although I really should just let everything be automated since I don't spend enough time on deviantArt to monitor this group...

Thank you for bringing this up. :)
baruch60610 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Well, I certainly agree with you about the FLOSS issue. I have more than a bit of a bias against proprietary software - and especially against one particularly nasty company.

Unfortunately, lots of people think the important part of "free" software is the price.

Anyway, don't worry about my comment. I just don't like anything that looks like a clique. I can be a grouchy old curmudgeon at times... Guess this was one of those times.

KalethHasre Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anyhow, I did set it to complete automation..

I actually did a research paper on open-source and it gave me a greater appreciation of FLOSS.

No worries; we all have our less-than-amiable moments :)
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