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From "Will Hoover" <>
Subject RE: New logo?
Date Tue, 14 Jan 2014 18:39:34 GMT

Can you add the following two images to the contest entries?

-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen Connolly [] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 11:33 AM
To: Maven Users List
Subject: Re: New logo?

And if you are not a nomadic developer (who jumps from project to project)
then a lot of the benefits of Maven will seem to get in your way... once you
are moving from project to project, knowing that you always have the
`deploy` tent to push the results of your build to the remote repository is
a "good thingT"

On 14 January 2014 16:30, Stephen Connolly

> Maven is like a village made from tents... you can move from location 
> to location (project to project) and you bring all the same tents 
> (phases / conventions as to how to build a project) with you. Because 
> we are an Apache project we chose a tent that is keeping with the 
> stylings of the Apache feather logo
> There's a post-hoc justification for you ;-)
> On 14 January 2014 15:51, Mark H. Wood <> wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 12:08:09PM +0000, Stephen Connolly wrote:
>> > Putting maven-20 in context, you get:
>> >
>> >
>> text.png
>> *Very* nice work, but...what does this Native Americans theme have to 
>> do with "maven"?  Yes, I know, but people *will* ask.  Especially 
>> since the answer has no connection with what Maven would do for them.
>> Unless I'm mistaken, the Maven landing page exists to sell Maven, not 
>> the Apache Software Foundation.  A link to the Foundation's landing 
>> page is quite appropriate and should be easy to find, but that's not 
>> why people come to this page.  They come because they've heard 
>> something about Maven and want to know more, or Google gave them a 
>> link when they asked something about software project management or 
>> build tools, or because some other project had a "built with Maven"
>> link on its page and they're curious.  They'll probably be best 
>> pleased if, at a glance, they can get some notion of what Maven does.
>> Possibly that message simply isn't very visual, and the best one can 
>> do is to select a (formerly) meaningless but unique mascot or 
>> abstract symbol.  Possibly there is an image that will make people think,
>> that is Maven in action."
>> I'm really not that sort of visual thinker, but images of structure, 
>> assembly, or gathering seem appropriate.  The best(?) I've been able 
>> to imagine is a funnel with classes falling in and a package falling 
>> out.  Or perhaps an assembly line.  (What do classes look like? beats
>> me.)  Maybe you can do something with the Reactor:  skinny pipes 
>> bring things in, one big pipe lets the product out.
>> --
>> Mark H. Wood, Lead System Programmer   mwood@IUPUI.Edu
>> Machines should not be friendly.  Machines should be obedient.

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