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Re: How do we run a glibc logo contest?
- From: Chris Leonard <cjlhomeaddress at gmail dot com>
- To: "Carlos O'Donell" <codonell at redhat dot com>
- Cc: GNU C Library <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>, Andreas Jaeger <aj at suse dot com>
- Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:47:07 -0500
- Subject: Re: How do we run a glibc logo contest?
- References: <5102E167.email@example.com>
On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 2:47 PM, Carlos O'Donell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> In December we talked about a glibc logo:
> It's been suggested that we run a contest to choose the logo.
> This sounds like a great idea.
> Any suggestions on how we we run a contest? :-)
1) Pick a spot (wiki) where options get posted. Define a closing
period for accepting candidates.
1a) A few criteria need to be developed. A graphics pro can help with
that, you want a logo that can fit on a business card or a billboard,
be stitched on a ball-cap, looks good in black and white or color,
etc., etc. Having paid pros to develop corporate logos, there are
definitely rules, it is an art-form in it's own right.
2) Determine a method for granting voting rights (e.g. compile a list
of e-mail addresses to get ballots).
2a) One suggestion would be to scrape the commits and libc-alpha
posting for the past year or two, make the announcement on list,
anyone who has been lurking can be qualified by posting a message to
the list (within a defined period). Voting list should be posted
somewhere so people can make sure they get ballots.
2) When entries are closed, run a Selectricity election using a Condorcet model.
Rank order the candidates in order of preference, a "consensus winner"
will be selected.
Condorcet voting is widely recognized as a mathematically valid method
of selection among multiple options (Sugar Labs uses it for electing
our Oversight Board):
Or you can try to rope in a jury of "experts' (graphics designers,
etc.) and accept their recommendation.
Just my two cents, I honestly do not care what color the bikeshed gets
painted. . .