Q: So you want to scan all Lombardi works?
A: No, the works shall not be scanned as images. The networks depicted shall be represented as a datastructure. In it, nodes are connected by edges. The format of choice for this representation is called GraphML and a variety of tools for editing such networks is available.

Q: So you want to generate Lombardis drawings by computers?
A: No. Although there are tools to draw graphs and there is even a thing called “Lombardi Graphs” [Christian A. Duncan, David Eppstein, Michael T. Goodrich. Lombardi Drawings of Graphs. Journal of Graph Algorithms and Applications. Vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 37-83 (2012)], the intention is to provide the data structures and to do analysis on them. Their visualization is not in the scope of this project.

Q: Who will be able to use the data structures and under what conditions?
A: Everyone without charge as long as the project is referenced and all derived work is given out under the same conditions. The Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License contains all details.

Q: Will you make software available that you use?
A: Yes, it will be provided under a license that gives anyone the right to use, alter and distribute it. But expect no maintenance or support…


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