I agree overall with Ian on the logo issue. However, I really do like
some of the graphics that have come up on the logo search page(s), and I
will continue to use some of the nice ones on my web pages--my favorite
is the image that is presently on www.debian.org. That being said, I
agree with Ian and others that a logo is something other than what we've
seen on those pages. Ian's ideas as quoted below sound good to me.
On Sun, 4 May 1997, Ian Jackson wrote:
> I'm not entirely happy with the procedure that seems to be being used
> to select a logo. Not that I think that Christian and others haven't
> done a useful job, but I think that we've got to the stage where a
> little more structure to the process would be good.
> I think that we should first decide for a theme, or possibly a small
> number of themes for a logo (eg `some variant on D', `puzzle
> piece(s)', `galaxy'), and then refine each of these by suggesting more
> detail or variations on them and keeping only the best.
> At the moment it's very hard to say `I like the _idea_ behind logo XYZ
> but I think the artwork needs some improvement'.
> This would also allow us to choose between a much smaller number of
> alternatives at each stage.
> Furthermore, I think that if we're going to be voting on logos (and
> they are something that you could at least sometimes have a sensible
> vote about) a more formal voting scheme would be good. A simple
> `yes/no' from each developer who happens to get to that version of the
> web page is rather coarse.
> So, I think we should firstly collect ideas for themes and so forth
> and judge them on the basis of the idea, rather than how well the
> example is presented. ASCII-art will do quite well for illustration
> at this stage.
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