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Re: Logo contest - `MUST be manipulated entirely in the GIMP'

Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 06, 1999 at 07:42:21AM -0600, Marcelo E. Magallon wrote:
> >
> > The onyl thing that bothers me is that it's not clear from the rules that
> > the logo must not be linux-centric.  And it's a shame, because one of the
> > best ones is VERY linux-centric.
> It just occured to me that there is another problem: Nobody seems to be
> _reading_ the rules.
> There is only _one_ entry submitting two logos, one inofficial and one
> official.
> Mmmh. Well, the contest has just started. We'll see. It needs some time to
> create good logos, and I am patiently waiting for all the designers to come
> up with great logos.

What rules?  First, the stipulation that designers must submit two logos
is not reasonable.  It's hard enough to come up with *one* logo--let's
not shoot ourselves in the foot by making the requirements so difficult
that good designs are never even submitted.  Second, the distinction
between the "formal" and "informal" logos is undefined and extremely
unclear.  "Informal" in what sense?  The penguin (or whatever) should
take off his tux, or what?  Third, as far as entries being
"Linux-centric", the name of this thing is Debian GNU/Linux, is it not? 
Finally, the only rules I'm aware of are the ones on the GIMP site,
reproduced below.  Wichert's message went only to debian-devel, not to
any wider audience, and says that it's only preliminary, so I didn't
take it as being anything official.


HERE are the rules as posted at the GIMP site:
The folks at Debian want not just one, no, but two logos! Thats right,
two wonderful logos for the price of one! Why two you ask? One is to be
for "liberal" use - for everyone - and one is for "official" purposes -
Debian consented materials ;).

Furthermore there are the following restrictions: 

- logos should look good in black/white
- logo must be scalable
- not too detailed, for low resolutions
- the string "Debian" must be able to be added at the bottom w/o making
it look bad

As always with logo contests, we'd like you to give us the .xcf files as

The voting on this contest will be handled in two steps: First a small,
very 'leet group of Debian Haxors will select a "Top-X" list, where X is
an element of the natural numbers. Then, all Debian developers get to
vote from this list. So no voting will be held here.

                                         Deadline: 28. Febuary, 1999 

                                           Official Contest Rules 

Multiple submissions from the same creator will be accepted. Please,
however, make each one unique. 

Submissions must meet the following requirements: 

The image MUST be manipulated entirely in the GIMP. 

Submitted image must be in non-animated gif or jpeg format. The image
filename must follow the format: 


where [username] is your name in all lower case, and [submission_number]
is 0 for your first entry, 1 for the second, etc. 

A text file containing your name, e-mail address, and a short
description of how you made the image must be uploaded as well, and
should have the filename format 


Upload the files to ftp.gimp.org/incoming 

The deadline for submissions is Febuary 28, 1999. 

An example of submitted files: 


Once some entries are in, they will be made publicly viewable at

Please, only submit works that can be freely distributed. All entries
will be kept in the contest gallery for browsing.

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