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From "Lyons, Roy" <>
Subject Re: New logo?
Date Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:44:25 GMT
HAH.  I like that.  It makes me think of the kids toy where you put shapes
into holes.

Each block shape represents a type of output (.war, .jar, .ear, .so, .dll,
.zip, .someotherextensionthatyoudreamup)

Each hole represents a workflow to make that happen.  Ok its a little bit
reverse order, and more like

Anyhow, I like the "cookie cutter" approach to a logo because it goes with
Kristian's sentiment (which I happen to agree with once I read it).

Perhaps even an actual logo as a set of cookie cutters (kind of like which is funny
because it has all kinds of animals in it too )

On 1/10/14 1:20 AM, "Kristian Rosenvold" <>

>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
>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
>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
>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
>waterfall (Uh-oh...)
>So it would appear to me that I'm not thinking of an animal at all !
>2014/1/9 Mark H. Wood <>
>> 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
>> > 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.
>> 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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