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From Mirko Friedenhagen <mfriedenha...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Change project logo and adopt owl as mascot
Date Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:22:04 GMT
+1
Regards Mirko
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On Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 8:23 PM, Anders Hammar <anders@hammar.net> wrote:
> +1
>
> /Anders
>
> On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 11:57 AM, 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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