[openbeos] How to proceed with the Haiku Compatible logos

  • From: Stephan Assmus <superstippi@xxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 30 May 2007 16:43:45 +0200

Hi all,

the Haiku admins have talked a bit on the subject of the HAIKU COMPATIBLE 
badge logos. We think that a full blown vote like the one for the Haiku icon 
set style, is bit overkill. From the feedback given here, it looks like 
everybody would be ok if we made the logos which I designed (3c, 5c, 5d 
<http://www.yellowbites.com/stuff/index.html>) the official HAIKU COMPATIBLE 
badge logos. So we would have a colored one, a dark on light one and a light 
on dark one. I am only aware of Austin, Meanwhile and Thom having designed 
other logo propositions. At least Austin expressed that he liked my logos as 
well. It would be nice to know from Meanwhile and Thom what they tink/feel.

So how should we proceed? Like I said, we think a vote is a bit too much for 
this, since we appear to have logos which everyone would be fine with. But I 
don't want to rule out a vote if that is what you want. Plus I don't want to 
rule out other people presenting nicer logos yet. So I propose to do the 

We set a deadline (Wednesday June 13th), so that you have two weeks to:

* design more logos


* write to either this list (or to me in private if you like) that you
  would really like to see a vote on all known logos.

So in two weeks, if people expressed that they would really like a vote, 
then we have one. If we have more logos by then, two things should happen: 
Either these logos are clearly (judging by the feedback here) nicer then 
what we have (then we take those instead), or we think a vote makes sense.

Otherwise we just take what we have.

Please note that I am perfectly aware that it is a bit flaky that I am the 
one writing this email, seeing I designed the logos which would be used 
without a vote. On the other side, I think we should get a healthier 
athomsphere into our open discussions (based on the trust that what people 
argue is with the best intentions for the project), and, like that Google 
Tech Talk showed, if something can be decided without a vote, then that's an 
indicator of a healthier system. From my perspective, I'm basing this 
proposition on the feedback for all the presented logos.

Lastly, please keep in mind that it isn't impossible to update our logos 
after we have an "official" one (many companies/projects have done this, or 
created additional ones). And the design of such logos is not such a huge 
task as the design of the entire icon set.

If you still think we should simply have a vote, then please speak up and 
that's no problem!

Best regards,

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