Fedora Logo: Modifications to the "f" and color
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Wed Nov 9 22:31:06 UTC 2005
On 11/9/05, Jeremy Hogan <jeremy.hogan at gmail.com> wrote:
> I dunno, I saw 5-6 designs come out after Matt's. He doesn't have to
> produce multiple logos for us to have seen multiple logos. Now, we stopped
> posting all of them at some point I noticed, but we had an awful lot of
> input and opportunity in the last several months to register our feelings.
I was talking about 2 or 3 'tasked' designs... the key here being
'tasked'... where specific people are asked to report back within
constraints. The 5 -6 modifications we saw from people committed to
the discussion after the single 'tasked' design is modification
Those aren't the people I'm trying to address in step 2.
When presented with a choice, casual and yet opinionated observers I
feel are more likely to give feedback of the form "I like A over B"
instead of simply "the single choice blows monkey chunks, i hate
you..die." I want a process that fights the tendency to reach
backwards as new people discover the discussion half-way through the
process but still gives those people a way to voice an opinion that is
constructive in aggregate and does not make them feel excluded. Is
what I propose in step 2 strictly necessary to get the job done.. no.
In most cases the duplication of effort is just going to be awash,
every tasked item should be equally palatable to the community at
large. I know and you know that these sort of non-technical
touchy-feely decisions have multiple reasonable solutions, and that
the bar to be met is "good enough." The problem is the 90% of the
community doesn't necessarily get that. The processes we use need to
make the general community feel/taste/see the same thing that we as
englightened indviduals "know". I believe a little duplication at the
task assignment step dampens whatever rash and irrational accusations
about process exclusion find their way into the larger community who
have no been following the process discussion and helps prevent the
appearence that final solutions are being completely dictated.
But I feel the extra effort appeases the ever present demons of
general community upkeep over the decision making process.
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