[Marketing] Motion to approve the new OSGeo symbols set by Nicolas Bozon

Astrid Emde (OSGeo) astrid_emde at osgeo.org
Wed Dec 19 10:40:41 PST 2018

Hello Cameron,

thanks for your feedback.

Am 19.12.2018 19:23 schrieb Cameron Shorter:
> Astrid,
> If we are signing off on payment, can you please provide the criteria
> provided to Nicolas, so that we can confirm that he has met that
> criteria.

This it what we asked for with the OSGeo Budget 2018
* 5000 extra for website/logo/other design items to keep it current and 
not find ourselves again with outdated website in 4 years, which costs 
more time and money.
* see https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/OSGeo_Budget_2018#OSGeo_Committees
* and in the spreadsheet it says: 		5000	Enhancements and additional 
graphic design

> I personally am really impressed with Nicolas' work. I love the
> consistency Nicolas has brought to the symbol set, and the fact that
> it is using SVG which can be scaled. I can see it as being something
> we can use in an aggregate situation (such as OSGeoLive).
> I also see extra things which I'd like to see happen for this task.
> (Maybe as a next engagement for Nicolas).

Yes - maybe we can make a new engagement. But maybe we can look first 
how we can use the logos that we have now.

> 1. I feel the grey logos could be much better if we added the source
> colours to them.

Explanation: Only some logos are provided with source colors

Background: Nicolas mission was only to provide the ttf-files and extend 
mapsk.in with the OSGeo logos/ project logos
* http://mapsk.in/#icons

> 2. For the symbol set to be sustainable, it will need to be able to be
> updated long term, by more people than Nicolas. We would want new
> projects to be able to create their own logos. Hence, we should
> provide a HOWTO page which explains the process for creating a new
> logo that a project (typically a software developer) could follow.
> Ideally the barrier to entry in creating the logo will be low.

Someone would work with Nicolas to transfer the solution to our 
osgeo-github presentation.
Nicolas created already two pull requests to transfer the code.

Maybe the Howto page has to be added. We can ask Nicolas.


> On 18/12/18 6:57 am, Astrid Emde (OSGeo) wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Nicolas Bozon did a great work on the OSGeo symbols set as we planned 
>> for 2018.
>> Thanks a lot!
>> Updated Preview:
>> https://nbozon.github.io/OSGeo/symbols-set/
>> Updated material:
>> https://github.com/OSGeo/osgeo/pull/206/commits/d4cf2ebc76e34293333953980a38dd047d3003a7 
>> Nicolas received a lot of feedback already.
>> MOTION: With this email I would like to make the motion to approve the 
>> OSGeo symbols so we can transfer the payment from the marketing budget 
>> to Nicolas.
>> Please Marketing members have a look and give feedback as soon as 
>> possible.
>> Astrid
>> ---
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>> Astrid Emde
>> OSGeo Board Member and OSGeo Secretary
>> Open Source Geospatial Foundation
>> https://www.osgeo.org/member/astrid-emde/
>> astrid_emde at osgeo.org
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