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From Mark Struberg <strub...@yahoo.de>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Change project logo and adopt owl as mascot
Date Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:28:07 GMT
+1

really like the new logo (or better any of those owls).

LieGrue,
strub





> On Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 12:02, Arnaud Héritier <aheritier@gmail.com> wrote:
> > +1
> 
> thx
> 
> 
> On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 11:57 AM, Stephen Connolly <
> stephen.alan.connolly@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>>  +1
>> 
>>  On 25 November 2014 at 10:57, Stephen Connolly <
>>  stephen.alan.connolly@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>>  > For anyone who has been living under a rock, here is the background
>>  >
>>  > Background
>>  > =========
>>  >
>>  > I think everyone can agree that the site needs a reorganisation and a
>>  > rewrite. Users cannot find what they need, and the end result is that
>>  > people keep on abusing maven rather than having maven help them.
>>  >
>>  > Try as I might, I have been unable to motivate myself to do the
>>  > reorganisation with the current dated look and feel of the site... I 
> am
>>  not
>>  > saying that picking a new logo and selecting a mascot will result in
>>  making
>>  > progress, but it can't hurt and I believe it will help
>>  >
>>  > Proposed changes
>>  > ===============
>>  >
>>  > 1. Change the logo font to Alte Haas Grotesk Bold with italics applied 
> by
>>  > Inkscape
>>  > 2. Change the highlighted letter from 'a' to 'v' and 
> replace the v with
>>  > two Apache Feathers
>>  > 3. Adopt the (currently unnamed) owl as our mascot
>>  >
>>  > Here is a link to the font:
>>  >
>>  > http://www.dafont.com/alte-haas-grotesk.font
>>  >
>>  > Here is a large version of the owl and the logo:
>>  >
>>  >
>>  >
>> 
> http://people.apache.org/~stephenc/maven-logo-contest/maven-owl-final-large.png
>>  >
>>  > A regular version of the own and the logo, e.g. a size suitable for 
> use
>>  in
>>  > the top of the standard maven sites:
>>  >
>>  >
>>  http://people.apache.org/~stephenc/maven-logo-contest/maven-owl-final.png
>>  >
>>  > (Note that in all likelihood, the mascot would probably end up on the
>>  > other side of the title bar from the logo... and that is IF the mascot
>>  ends
>>  > up on the title bar)
>>  >
>>  > Here is both of those rendered in a site (as it can be helpful to see 
> the
>>  > graphics adjacent to text)
>>  >
>>  >
>>  >
>> 
> http://people.apache.org/~stephenc/maven-logo-contest/maven-owl-final-context.png
>>  >
>>  >
>>  > Logo Rational
>>  > ===========
>>  >
>>  > If we do some searches for the Maven logo:
>>  >
>>  >
>>  >
>> 
> https://www.google.com/search?site=imghp&tbm=isch&q=maven+logo&oq=maven+logo
>>  >
>>  >
>>  >
>> 
> http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=maven+logo&go=Submit&qs=n&form=QBLH&scope=images&pq=maven+logo
>>  >
>>  > Our current logo, with a single highlighted letter stands out quite 
> well
>>  > from the other "maven" logos, so keeping a highlighted 
> letter and an
>>  italic
>>  > rendered font maintains continuity with our current logo.
>>  >
>>  > By changing the highlighted letter to the `v` and by using two Apache
>>  > feathers to create the `v`, we connect our logo back to Apache... we 
> are
>>  > Apache Maven after all.
>>  >
>>  > The `v` is also the common short term for version (e.g.v3 is short for
>>  > version 3). Apache Maven puts a lot of emphasis on versions of
>>  dependencies
>>  > and plugins... you could say that versions are very important to 
> Maven.
>>  >
>>  > The colours of the feather were changed to solid colours to match the 
> owl
>>  > mascot's scarf, beak and eyebrows
>>  >
>>  > Voting rules
>>  > =========
>>  >
>>  > Anyone who is subscribed to the dev or users list is eligible to vote.
>>  >
>>  > If you vote multiple times, only your final vote will be counted.
>>  >
>>  > The vote will be open until 1:00pm GMT on Wed 3rd Dec 2014
>>  >
>>  > The vote is for all three changes as one single change. Partial votes
>>  > (e.g. for the logo but not the mascot, or vice-versa) will not be
>>  counted.
>>  >
>>  > I, as the caller of the vote, reserve the right to cancel the vote if
>>  this
>>  > vote is putting the harmony of the community at risk.
>>  >
>>  > If a majority of the PMC believe that this vote is putting the harmony 
> of
>>  > the community at risk, then the PMC may cancel this vote (though if 
> even
>>  a
>>  > small minority of the PMC were of that belief, I will more than likely
>>  have
>>  > cancelled the vote before the PMC would need to decide... I'm just
>>  stating
>>  > this FTR)
>>  >
>>  > The decision will be a simple majority, there will be no special veto
>>  > powers.
>>  >
>>  > +1: [ ] Change the logo to the proposed logo and adopt the owl as 
> project
>>  > mascot
>>  > 0: [ ] No opinion
>>  > -1: [ ] No change
>>  >
>>  > Please only respond with +1, 0 or -1. If you want to discuss the 
> proposed
>>  > changes please use a different thread. This thread is for voting only.
>>  >
>>  > -Stephen
>>  >
>> 
> 
> 
> 
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> -----
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