[ubuntu-art] Desktop Backgrounds for Lucid
kwwii at ubuntu.com
Fri Dec 11 12:39:32 GMT 2009
Today is the first day of the rest of your Lucid :) If you haven't heard yet,
we're looking for some amazing desktop backgrounds to offer our users. If you
saw Ubuntu 9.04 (the karmic koala), you'll know that we included an extra set
of lovely images created by the community.
We'd like to continue this effort and make Lucid even better. In order to
consolidate our efforts we are going to change infrastructure and processes as
From now on we will use the wiki for project related work and information
only. As in the past, you can create a new page under Incoming/Lucid to
describe your concept and work on it with others.
The notable change is that we no longer have a page with wallpaper
submissions. Due to limits with the wiki, the learning barrier to actually use
a wiki and the extra work involved with drawing new contributors to a new
format we decided a change was needed.
Last cycle we used Flickr groups to allow for desktop background / wallpaper
contributions and the results were amazing. Several thousand photos were
submitted and I didn't have to explain how to do it once ;) We had lots of
first-time contributors and Ubuntu newbies.
The process is simple:
* create an account or login (http://www.flickr.com)
* join the ubuntu artwork group in Flickr
* upload your image(s) to flickr, making sure that you have a high-res version
available and that the image is licensed by one of:
* Attribution Creative Commons
* Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons
* send each image you would like to submit to the ubuntu artwork group
This does not mean that you need a pro account on flickr, just be sure that you
have high resolution images available should yours be selected (in addition to
making sure it is CC licensed in flickr).
Note that you still *can* have a project page on the wiki to work on a project
or certain piece of artwork (a desktop background as well). We simply will not
use the wiki for submissions to the collection.
Be sure to read the information and guidelines at
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