[Design-team] F13 Artwork Process

Clint Savage herlo at fedoraproject.org
Wed Oct 28 22:44:49 UTC 2009

On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 4:35 PM, Martin Sourada
<martin.sourada at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-10-28 at 20:03 -0200, Wolnei Cândido Tomazelli Junior
> wrote:
>> Why in the previous versions only the design team choice the art then
>> will presents on computer of millions of users?
>> The decision of this should be of community by vote the alpha mockups
>> like Fedora 10, so we would have the opinion that we want and we only
>> received in the last hour.
> Someone has to make the decision. The millions you are talking about had
> multiple chances to comment. We have blog-posted on fedora planet after
> every package update and specifically  asked for feedback from anyone.
> I'm personally against open vote for such thing like default background,
> otherwise we would ended up with a totally cool but totally unusable
> wallpaper that half of the community would adore and the other half
> despise... What the design team is trying to do when deciding on the
> default is both educated decision and considering feedback from our
> users. That cannot be fully achieved with open vote.
> Martin

Another point here is that Fedora is a meritocracy, not a democracy.
Come and help out, and you get to say what goes where.  It's how most
free software communities work.  We encourage you to come and join us
because, well, we're just friends who like to make cool software.



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