On Mon, Aug 03, 2009 at 10:38:42AM -0400, Matthias Julius wrote: > Frans Pop <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > > >> certainly not because I dont like (semi)naked people or whatever - but > >> because I dont like stereotypes, and especially not to represent an > >> universal OS. > > > > I can agree to some point with the stereotyping, but that does not change > > the fact that *nothing* in the posters tells people they should conform > > to them. > > What might help avoid stereotypes is to increase the diversity of the > people shown. Increase the average age and dress them up completely > differently. This could promote the universality aspect. Possibly. I liked the intention of the images, and the way the text slogan related to the picture. However, I wasn't entirely sure what to take from the combination that was specific to Debian. If I didn't already know what Debian was or what it was about, I think I'd be rather confused. If the intent of the whole is to convey particular messages about Debian the Project and the Distribution, I think that (for me at least) it was a bit too subtle, since I didn't really identify with them as representing Debian as I see it. That's not to say I didn't like them. I thought the artwork was *great*, and really thought they were nice. I didn't really find the images "semi-naked" or inappropriate as others did, though I suspect these images are not entirely representative of the Debian users and developers I know personally ;-) Regards, Roger -- .''`. Roger Leigh : :' : Debian GNU/Linux http://people.debian.org/~rleigh/ `. `' Printing on GNU/Linux? http://gutenprint.sourceforge.net/ `- GPG Public Key: 0x25BFB848 Please GPG sign your mail.
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