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

Simo Leone simo at archlinux.org
Tue Oct 30 10:16:21 EDT 2007

On Tue, Oct 30, 2007 at 10:47:43PM +1100, James Rayner 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?
First thought: wow what's this community coming to?
Second thought: what a load of bullshit.

Also the linked threads have "we didn't have anything productive to do,
so we decided to discuss this" written all over them. *whistles*
http://www.bikeshed.com/ *keeps whistling*

To borrow an oft-used motto around here (thank goodness) "patches
welcome." In this case, by patch I mean, make a better submission, and
quit yer bitching.


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