[arch-dev-public] Logo -- Concerns over developer entries.

Roman Kyrylych roman.kyrylych at gmail.com
Tue Oct 30 08:19:14 EDT 2007

2007/10/30, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com>:
> On 10/30/07, James Rayner <iphitus at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Forwarding on some concerns over entries by developers in the logo
> > competition.
> >
> > I havn't made an official entry, but I have been taking ideas on some
> > designs, with the intention of an official entry after development.
> > http://src.iphitus.org/arch-logo/conceptAB.png
> > http://src.iphitus.org/arch-logo/conceptC.png
> > http://src.iphitus.org/arch-logo/conceptD.png
> >
> > To quote:
> > http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=294343#p294343
> >
> > " Finally, I have a more logistical concern about your potential
> > submission. Rules have been laid out that devs will be the ones doing the
> > initial vote on the logo, and the community only votes in the case of a
> > tie. You submitting as a developer flags as an overt conflict of interest.
> > Regardless of whether you vote or not on your design, you have no way to
> > assure the community that nepotism won't come into play in the logo
> > decision, if you submit. This will discourage others from submitting as
> > they will all be starting at a SIGNIFICANT disadvantage as a decision
> > maker will be creating a design of their own. If the developers wanted to
> > create their own logo, they should not have ordained a community contest
> > to have a logo created. I'm hoping all developers can appreciate this
> > point of view. "
> >
> > So two points:
> >  - Conflict of interest, easily solved
> >  - Favouritism.
> >
> > Thoughts?
> My thought? This is extreme (maybe even bullshit?) to me. Usually one
> resorts to nepotism when it pays off for both parties. Considering 1.
> you aren't getting paid 2. we aren't getting paid either, I don't see
> it playing that big of a factor.
> The community clearly wanted to get involved with this as they pretty
> much started it on their own. It is sad to think that a member of the
> dev team with ideas shouldn't even be allowed to submit them.
> I feel like we are a pretty honest group of guys here running this
> thing, and these type of comments actually bug me believe it or not.

I honestly don't care *who* submitted the design that I would like the most.
I don't think that a submission from a dev has more chances to win
than a submission from a user.

Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)

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