[Mageia-dev] Art, Logo and Branding

Marc Paré marc at marcpare.com
Fri Sep 24 01:12:33 CEST 2010

Le 2010-09-23 18:50, Wolfgang Bornath a écrit :
> 2010/9/24 Marc Paré<marc at marcpare.com>:
>> It may be to our benefit to see if some similar growth models could be
>> applied to Mageia.
> My main reason to applaud the decision to start Mageia and also my
> main motivation to join this project is the fact that it is community
> driven and community led. That it is not subject to commercial
> strategies and/or necessities or even pressure and restraints. I am
> not interested to face this situation again that some manager tells me
> what I have to do because of a situation he (or his kind) has created
> or caused.
> If somebody thinks about commercial options I will only agree if these
> options are under control of the community board, not the other way
> round, and if this commercial part has a different name and brand.
> I've been suffering from this mixture of commercial and half-free and
> free Mandriva Linux for years, having to correct misunderstandings,
> unclear descriptions and articles which still today make users at
> events ask me, "why Mandriva takes money for their distribution while
> Ubuntu is cost free?".
> I don't want that to be repeated with Mageia.
> wobo
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Best to have these discussions at the initial stages of the project 
rather than later after everything has been firmed up. It is certainly 
harder/painful to change name and logos after they have been adopted.

Just in case, you never know, Mageia could actually become a good 
contender in the top listed distro market. It certainly has the momentum 
at this time.


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