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From Arnaud Héritier <aherit...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Change project logo and adopt owl as mascot
Date Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:01:00 GMT
+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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