Want a logo competition? Do it properly.

Tomas Quintero tomasq at gmail.com
Fri May 6 14:07:15 PDT 2005

On 5/6/05, Fafa Hafiz Krantz <fteg at london.com> wrote:
> Hey!
> I believe that the FreeBSD Project -- representing an open and
> democratic rule and not a totalitarian power -- should allow its
> users to decide what logo would be best suited. Hence, it would
> be in the best interest for the future of this project to put
> all logo submissions up for public display. This display should
> be complimented by a voting system.
> It is very important to get things right from the start. Look at
> the NetBSD Project and their new logo for instance. The public
> expressed great discontent about it, but only after the logo had
> sunken deep into the cycles of production and the mentalities
> of its contributors.
> Even though designers do this for free (and I am sure most act
> out of their love for the system and not because of the reward),
> the framework of their profession should still apply. That is, a
> contract protecting their rights from malicious intentions.
> The FreeBSD Project should acknowledge that the elected designer
> is entitled some say in the redesign of FreeBSD's website. Its
> coders would most likely not know the first thing about design,
> and hence compromise FreeBSD's image and its potential as
> conceived by the designer. If the website design also should be
> staged as a competition, it would be in the best interest of the
> project to let the identity designer cooperate with the website
> designer on the final outcome.
> We all want what is best for FreeBSD.
> Having said that, there should be no reason to fight over this.
> A working design contract in need of modification:
> http://www.aiga.org/resources/Content/1/4/6/documents/AIGA_contract.pdf
> --
> Fafa Hafiz Krantz
>    Research Designer @ http://www.bleed.no
>    Enlightened @ http://www.home.no/barbershop/smart/sharon.pdf


I would refer you to this address Fafa, prior to posting on the lists


Perhaps that one, for the entire story.

-Tomas Quintero

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