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From Oyvind.Bakk...@Sun.COM
Subject Re: [VOTE] Apache Derby logo
Date Mon, 05 Dec 2005 13:34:38 GMT
Brian Smith wrote:
> I am not a committer. But, I am curious about why you don't have a "No 
> Logo" option or a "Wait for more submissions" option.
> Firstly, I think that they name "Derby" is a reference to racing, which 
> implies that the product is fast. This is a good association. However, 
> most entries seem to be based on that fact that "derby" *could* also 
> refer to a type of hat that most people have absolutely no knowledge of. 
> I don't see how this allusion to obscure trivia is useful to the 
> project. Besides that, there are already major, successful open-source 
> projects using hat logos (Red Hat and Fedora). Therefore, I believe that 
> the hat logos are all fundamentally unhelpful, regardless of their 
> impressive artistic merits.
> Secondly, it seems like this logo idea was just conceived a very short 
> time ago. The next version of Derby won't be released for some time. I 
> don't understand why these kinds of marketing decisions cannot be 
> deferred to a time closer to the release date. Since there is no 
> pressing need for a logo, I think that it makes sense to wait for a 
> really spectacular submission, even if it doesn't happen immediately.
> Thirdly, I think that you would get a much broader (and potentially 
> better) set of submissions if this was announced in forums that are 
> oriented towards graphic design. Just like I wouldn't ask the population 
> of a woodworking convention to design lingerie, I don't think it is a 
> good idea to ask a mailing list consisting almost exclusively of 
> programmers to create artwork.

+1 on all of the above.

Oyvind Bakksjo

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