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Re: Debian Logo Contest

djthomp@okstate.edu wrote:
>   Please, please, please lets not go off and cancel our request to the
> Gimp Contest.  Going back on our deal with them would do more to ruin

At the moment nobody has requested to cancel the GIMP contest, you're
the first mentioning it.

> Debian's Image than a bad logo ever would.  We promised (IIRC) 1) a

Using junk and realizing that all is rubbish won't help anybody.  So
better rediscuss our goals and modify the rules or the contest or whatever
before it is too late.  When we are to stick with what has been submitted
yet, I guess that we should stay with Deb the Chick.

> email address on debian.org 2) a CD pack Of Debian 2.1 (2.0?) and 3) the
> use of their offering as the Debian logo.  Not doing any of these three
> would look really bad IMHO.

Ok, and what if none of the submissions pass our vote?  Debian won't have
a new logo, no artist would win 1) and 2).  Do you want to achieve this?
Like I mentioned above, this won't help anybody.

>   Instead, lets simply make a note for the next time we pick a logo (in
> two years or so if ever again) and sift through the current offerings
> and find one that works for use.  It may seem like there are so many
> inappropriate ones, but that fact will simply make it easier when it
> is time to find to find The Right One (TM).

A logo should last a lifetime.  We should not change our logo every n
years.  This would terminate the goal of recognizability (sp?).

>   For example, my favorite one is gwido-1.  It looks good, in color and
> in BW, but has a few problems.  It uses words all over the place.  But

So remove the words.  Then you'll get one possible logo.

> Here is an Idea:
> Debian {GNU,BSD}/{Linux.FreeBSD,OpenBSD,NetBSD,Solaris,etc.}

That's not an idea, that's stupid and childish.

> Frightening similarity #1:
> "One World, One Web, One Program" - Microsoft Promotional Ad
> "Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Fuhrer" - Adolf Hitler

Can you please change this signature and remove the reference to
the Nazi leader.  Thanks.  We didn't want an equivalent picture
on the opensource.org website and we probably don't want to have
it under our mails.



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