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From Stephen Connolly <stephen.alan.conno...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Change project logo and adopt owl as mascot
Date Wed, 03 Dec 2014 11:43:19 GMT
Any last votes?

You have 17 minutes!!!

On 1 December 2014 at 22:55, Hervé BOUTEMY <herve.boutemy@free.fr> wrote:

> +1
>
> Regards,
>
> Hervé
>
> Le lundi 1 décembre 2014 07:54:56 Baptiste Mathus a écrit :
> > +1.
> >
> > Though I quite also like the comment about having some form of M on the
> > chest (say like a superman S), but I'm late to the train here.
> >
> > Le 28 nov. 2014 10:38, "Dennis Lundberg" <dennisl@apache.org> a écrit :
> > > +1
> > >
> > > 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-larg
> > > e.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-cont
> > > ext.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+lo
> > > go
> > >
> > >
> > >
> http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=maven+logo&go=Submit&qs=n&form=QBLH&sc
> > > ope=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
> > >
> > > --
> > > Dennis Lundberg
> > >
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