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From Haroon Abdelrahman <haroon.abdelrah...@citrix.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] proposal to select a mascot for Apache CloudStack while in Incubation
Date Tue, 24 Apr 2012 19:27:38 GMT
The ancient greeks had a "god" of the clouds and they called it Zeus. The
roman counterpart is Jupiter.

Haroon

On 4/24/12 12:19 PM, "John Kinsella" <jlk@stratosec.co> wrote:

>Sounds good - less than a week for submissions (I'm presuming PPMC
>approval will take a day or two) seems tight...but if this goes the way
>paper submissions go, 80% of the submissions will be on the last day,
>anyways. Just need to make sure we get the word out to folks.
>
>John
>
>On Apr 24, 2012, at 12:09 PM, Peder Ulander wrote:
>
>> Now that CloudStack is an Apache incubation project, it feels like it
>> should have a mascot to help establish its own unique identity, similar
>>to
>> the Hadoop elephant, Linux penguin and Tomcat um, cat.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> I¹d like to propose we do this in a way that allows the community to
>> solicit ideas of for the mascot, then to vote on the final winner from a
>> list of candidates.  The idea is pretty simple:
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> a)      Put out a ³call for submissions² and ask community members
>>[you] to
>> reply with their thoughts on what ³Cloudy² should look like, and why.
>>For
>> example, a submission might say ³I would design Cloudy as two lightning
>> bolts with a blue cloud behind them. This would represent the
>>scalability
>> and power of CloudStack to build real production clouds.² (Note that
>>I¹ve
>> been referring to the mascot as ³Cloudy², but if people have better
>>ideas
>> for the name, they could suggest that as well.)
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> b)      Have an independent designer read all the inputs, and create a
>> series of cool design options based on the community input.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> c)        Put up a website where everyone can vote on the best option.
>>I¹d
>> propose we do it as a tournament style bracket where the mascots face
>>off
>> against each other, with the winners moving on based on community votes
>> until we have a final winner.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> I¹ve talked with the Citrix team about this. They agree with the goal
>>and
>> are very supportive of making sure CloudStack looks and feels like a
>>true
>> Apache project, not a commercial Citrix product. They have even
>>volunteered
>> to fund the designer and website (these would not be done by Citrix
>> employees or have any Citrix branding ­ they¹re only offering to fund
>>them
>> to help the goal of Apache CloudStack establishing its own identity and
>> doing so in a fun, engaging way.)
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> The final decision, of course, would need to be ratified by the PPMC, so
>> after the community votes, we can take a vote in the PPMC to ratify
>>their
>> selection. Would be a simple up or down vote to accept the entry with
>>the
>> most votes.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Proposed timeline:
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> ·         ³Call for Submissions² to be sent out to cloudstack-dev as
>>soon
>> as the PPMC approves this proposal
>> 
>> ·         Submissions would be due by the end of the month (April 30)
>> 
>> ·         Give the independent designer a week to do the designs
>> 
>> ·         Launch the voting website at the beginning of the following
>>week
>> (May 7)
>> 
>> ·         Let the voting run for a couple of weeks, depending on how
>>many
>> options are in the brackets
>> 
>> ·         After the voting is complete, put the winning mascot choice
>>out
>> to PPMC for up/down vote to ratify (mid-to-late May)
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Feels like this would be a fun and engaging way to begin establishing a
>> unique identity for CloudStack that¹s clearly and visually independent
>>from
>> Citrix, and do it in a fun, engaging way that involves the broader
>> community. Time is short, but if we keep to the above timeline, we could
>> get the voting site up and running before the Citrix Synergy conference,
>> which I think would be good for community optics. If folks like the
>>general
>> idea, we could call for a PPMC vote to move forward quickly.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Peder
>
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