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From Ron Wheeler <rwhee...@artifact-software.com>
Subject Re: New logo?
Date Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:43:43 GMT
Perhaps Roy's wife's story belongs on the front page of the Maven site.

It pretty clearly lays out the key conversion consideration for new users.

Ron

On 13/01/2014 3:46 PM, Stephen Connolly wrote:
> Are you working on something? or just leaving us in the dark!
>
>
> On 13 January 2014 19:22, John Miller <john.w.miller@oracle.com> wrote:
>
>> OK saw the images and thought a combination of two looked nice.
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Lyons, Roy [mailto:Roy.Lyons@cmegroup.com]
>> Sent: Monday, January 13, 2014 8:37 AM
>> To: Maven Users List
>> Subject: Re: New logo?
>>
>> I asked my wife on the drive to the train today what animal she thinks
>> fits Maven.  Her response made me chuckle.
>>
>> Without hesitation, she said "Honey Badger"
>>
>> When I asked why, she said that Honey Badgers are part of nature and
>> generally do their thing nicely -- but if you piss it off, things will get
>> really really bad...  She said she had the same experience with Maven.  It
>> works nicely, but if you try to do something really non-standard, you will
>> feel its wrath :)
>>
>> Heh.
>>
>> Anyhow, I thought it was funny enough to share - not really a serious
>> consideration to make a Honey Badger our mascot.
>>
>> On 1/10/14 1:20 AM, "Kristian Rosenvold" <kristian.rosenvold@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> I think the association-work around what maven /is/ is a great way to
>>> approach a logo contest elsewhere. I have worked with some great
>>> graphic designers in my time, and the kind input the good ones want are
>>> typically related around your thoughts/feelings around the product
>>> rather than which particular animal you prefer, which is a bit of a
>>> secondary kind of input along with all different kinds of other
>>> constraints/ideas (the boss prefers blue).
>>>
>>> When I first encountered maven I had come to the realization that all
>>> my ant projects were basically the same, and that there was no reason
>>> for customizing what was basically a standard process. So maven gives
>>> me associations to a mass-production line at a factory, rather than a
>>> tailor making individual processes. Furthermore, the lifecycle
>>> amplifies the idea of a conveyor-belt mass-production line; all parts
>>> move through the same conveyor belt process, stopping at individual
>>> stages to get work done. I would almost be willing to think of a
>>> waterfall (Uh-oh...)
>>>
>>> So it would appear to me that I'm not thinking of an animal at all !
>>>
>>> Kristian
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> 2014/1/9 Mark H. Wood <mwood@iupui.edu>
>>>
>>>> On Thu, Jan 09, 2014 at 09:32:54AM -0600, Curtis Rueden wrote:
>>>>> All of the logos are OK, but none of them really symbolize anything
>>>>> in particular about Maven. IMO the best logos encapsulate the
>>>>> purpose of
>>>> the
>>>>> project somehow, either overtly, covertly or both.
>>>> Good point.  I was associating with the name "Maven", looking for a
>>>> symbol of in-depth understanding of a specialized field.
>>>>
>>>> http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/maven
>>>>
>>>> So, what does Maven do?  It passes unique source and object code
>>>> inputs through a standardized process, guided by an expression of the
>>>> relationships among those inputs, to assemble a well-specified
>>>> configuration of runnable code.  What does that look like?
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Mark H. Wood, Lead System Programmer   mwood@IUPUI.Edu
>>>> Machines should not be friendly.  Machines should be obedient.
>>>>
>>
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