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Re: Layout for a Debian OpenPGP smartcards

On ven., 2013-03-15 at 11:34 +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 11:28:55AM +0100, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> > we (Debian France) are considering doing a batch order of OpenPGP
> > smartcards from Kernel Concepts [1] in time for Solutions Linux.
> > Ordering “standard” OpenPGP smartcards is possible, but it's also
> > possible to order customized one, for example with a Debian layout. FSFE
> > has the same kind of stuff for its Fellowship smartcard.
> > 
> > Kernel Concepts would even be interested in selling this custom card
> > from its shop, along with its Debian Goodies[2] (no idea if Debian gets
> > some money from that though).
> I'm adding auditors to Cc, as I think they can answer this.
> (Preserving full-quote for that reason.)
> > In order to make that happens, well, we'd need a design. I'm not really
> > a designer, so besides putting a Debian logo on a white background, I'm
> > not really sure what I could do there. So I thought maybe someone on the
> > event list would be interested (or would know someone interested) in
> > cooking a design? 
> > 
> > I've looked at the current business cards layout (since it's more or
> > less the same format) but I have to admit the designs are not that
> > appealing to me, so I'm not sure if I would like them on a smartcard.
> > 
> > So, do you think someone would be interested in making a (GPLv2 or so)
> > layout for this smartcard? I think we would buy around 25 of them from
> > Kernel Concepts for Solutions Linux, but maybe Debian.ch would be
> > interested too, especially with Debconf in Switzerland this summer.
> We don't have a general "artwork" list, unfortunately. But it might be
> useful to get into the loop of this discussion -publicity and/or
> -desktop, I think those are our best chances at present to reach out to
> graphic artists that might be interested in contributing a design for
> the smartcards.

Good point, adding them to the loop with full context too. Also, some

- we can't really organize some sort of artwork contest like we (try) to
do for release artwork since it needs to happen pretty fast
- I think layout should be release-agnostic or it'll be deprecated at
one point (and smartcards are usually here to stay)
- I have a few design guides from kernel concepts but interested people
should contact them directly if they have questions about the layout, I
> > I'm not subscribed to events@ so please keep me on CC: for replies.
> > 
> > Regards,
> > -- 
> > Yves-Alexis
> > 
> > [1]: http://shop.kernelconcepts.de/product_info.php?cPath=1_26&products_id=42
> > [2]: http://shop.kernelconcepts.de/index.php?cPath=22_38
> Looking forward to buy one,
> Cheers.


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