[Mageia-discuss] Logo proposals discussion

Romain d'Alverny rdalverny at gmail.com
Thu Nov 18 10:22:21 CET 2010

Hi everyone,

so, logo proposals deadline was past week, Monday Nov. 9th. Proposals
were sent to http://www.flickr.com/groups/mageia-art/pool/ (you may
need to be logged in Flickr to actually see all proposals).

First, on behalf of the board, let me thank all artists who invested
in this and published a proposal. 113 posters, for 429 posts. There
have been lots of different ideas, some matching the guidelines
some not matching. So again, thank you to all, a lot, for your ideas
and your work.

So here comes the selection process, as finalized with the founding
board and discussed with marketing and artwork teams.
 1. a first short list of proposals is made, with a set of somehow
objective criterias; it's always hard to do;
 2. public discussion is open on this list after validation from the
board, for a few days.
 3. a second short-list is made
 4. checking discussion and opinions, the founding board decides on
the logo and gets in touch with the artist to put the legal stuff in
 5. selected logo is refined with the artwork team and usage
guidelines are set up
 6. logo is officially publicly announced (we want the final version
of the logo for the official release).

Then this will lay down the path for logo inclusion into our first
alpha release, and for other artwork-related work (color schemes,
website design).

Short list criterias, events, are documented here:

Step 1. already occurred: Arnaud (rtp), Damien (dams), Caroline (caro,
invited on our behalf to assist) and me filtered this first short
list, of 77 files: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/mgared/ (why red?
red is the first color of a rainbow - just in case we'd have to make
really several short lists). Criterias used are here:

Step 2. is the reason of this mail. 77 is still a lot, so we will
reduce (see next step) but nonetheless, we prefer to start the
discussion now.

Step 3. will happen within the coming days during the discussion; for
this, you may add your criteria proposals to the above wiki page - it
may be used or not. You may list your top 4 favorites (here, by
email). Artists in the short-list may refine (not mandatory, really)
their proposal and mark it with a "mga refined" tag.

We are Thursday Nov. 18th. That makes the public discussion open until
Wednesday Nov. 24th. Board final selection will be done in the days
after, and announcement likewise, depending on the progress of
refinements and legal processes. So first week of December, hopefully,
should be decent expectation for step 6.

As said several times, please note that:
 - only the founding board will close the selection and decide which
logo is the one;
 - this will not prevent from listening to everyone's point of view on
the short list proposals.



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