[OSGeo-Discuss] Ballot: OSGeo Logo Contest Voting

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Fri Apr 28 09:02:51 PDT 2006

Andy Morsell wrote:
> My last email was not sent out with the context and sorry about the
> duplicate.  Here it is again.
> I'll admit that none of the logos jumped out at me and I voted for the one I
> disliked the least.  But, I think if your desired approach is taken, where
> constructive criticism and suggestions are provided to each submitter at
> this stage, it could turn into a huge process.  What you are wanting to do
> is inject your personal preferences into each design so the logos are more
> the way you think they should be.  Imagine if this was opened up and each
> OSGeo member (or even just the voting members) was allowed to provide the
> same input to the designers....... It would be a nightmare and progress
> would probably stall.  I think a better approach would be to take the
> winning logo and then let the voting members as a committee tweak it within
> reasonable limits.


I'm not really keen on the "several public iterations" approach that I think
Allan is proposing.  But I think it is very helpful for folks to provide
feedback which Allan did a great job of.  I believe the Web Committee will
be doing a finishing and refinement on the selected logo and feedback here
from Allan and others can be helpful to the web committee in that process.

It isn't necessarily the case that the selected logo will be used exactly
as originally presented.

PS. I don't see a need to restrict any of the activity to "voting members".
The restricted number of voting members is intended to make certain
legal issues more managable, but in general we try not to treat voting
members of the foundation any differently than non-voting folks that show
a willingness to contribute.   I'm a bit of a broken record on this point!

Best regards,
I set the clouds in motion - turn up   | Frank Warmerdam, warmerdam at pobox.com
light and sound - activate the windows | http://pobox.com/~warmerdam
and watch the world go round - Rush    | President OSGF, http://osgeo.org

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