[ubuntu-art] Announcing Project Kyu-do-

Thorsten Wilms t_w_ at freenet.de
Mon Sep 22 19:06:29 BST 2008

On Mon, 2008-09-22 at 08:21 -0700, AA Boy wrote:

> I think ultimately, if we were to make people create themes by these
> rules, then it would stifle our creativity, and ultimately lead to
> less people working with the team.

As a designer, if I want or have to create something and don't have much
in my hands to guide the work, no rules or requirements, i make the
rules myself and work out the requirements. This is because otherwise,
I'm confronted with the infinite space of possibilities without a means
to navigate it. If anything goes, nothing matters. I'm quite confident
many experienced artists and designers will agree here.

> Our current process may not be efficient, but it is very free in
> allowing people to create what they would like to see Ubuntu use.

Free also means somewhat random. Are we creating for ourselves or for
others? Are we ego-tripping or do we want to give our best?

>  Going to something where people are made to follow a stricter set of
> guidelines than current ones, which only allow one "official"
> community theme to be made, then it will make more people mad when
> their piece of the project. I think if 2 or 3 different "official
> community" theme candidates were allowed to be produced with this
> process, it would at least allow more creative freedom at a minimum.
> But ultimately if someone chooses not to follow the guidelines and
> decides to go their own way with their theme, that would still be
> allowed to be a community theme candidate.

OK, this part has been answered already, but to be clear: it's fine to
have parallel efforts and nobody is forced to anything.
If you just want to do, do.

Thorsten Wilms

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