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Re: Linuxtag Germany (Berlin) 2011 -- recap

On Sun, May 22, 2011 at 6:22 AM, Steffen Möller <steffen_moeller@gmx.de> wrote:

>  * get more artists attracted to Debian and encourage them to contribute
>   in some way that we may not even foresee, yet.... it's art after all.
>   How to render Debian more attractive to artists I don't really know.

Valessio Brito has been trying to push this a bit through things like

>   What comes to mind:
>    o a Debian blend for art?

pkg-multimedia folks were thinking about starting some blends, I think
this could fit well there.

>    o better visibility of authorships for contributed art throughout the
>      system, to help the artists' promotion?

The chosen desktop themes in desktop-base get good coverage in the
more popular desktops (GNOME, KDE etc) but things like GNUStep,
openbox, awesome don't use the default themes yet.

>    o competitions, prices?

Some competitions happen at art.debian.net, for example the recent
Debian and Debian women mascots

>  * strengthen the concept of Blends more for various communities. This
>   may help to ensure more complete workflows for various user groups
>   and increases the likelihood that because of particular ties between
>   users and developers the one or other piece of glue code may find
>   its way into the archive, which may not fit to any particular package
>   but ist just helpful in some way,


I plan to start some game-related blends at some stage. I need to dig
a bit more into the technical side of blends first though.




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