[ubuntu-art] Alternate Natty Wallpaper Proposal

Thorsten Wilms t_w_ at freenet.de
Mon Dec 13 17:56:24 GMT 2010

On Mon, 2010-12-13 at 12:00 -0500, John Baer wrote:

> Correct as proposals are ideas which spring from this community.  :D
> If Canonical has an opinion or a suggestion I would love to hear it as
> my desire is to add value.

My experience tells me that every time you want or need input or a
decision from within Canonical, you likely have a problem. As
approachable and nice as many of the people are, everyone is always very
busy and the lines of communication are not always clear.

That's why I'm optimistic regarding artwork for Xubuntu and Edubuntu,
but not for anything targeting Ubuntu, the product.

>  I do not know as this is the only type of submission posted. In 
>  addition, I am unaware if there is any guidance in the form of a 
>  spec or briefing to assist with content.

If I tell you that the pool is open for non-photos, too, you can just
believe me. That few are aware of this is a problem. Simply having
illustrations appear there could help a bit.

There is no guidance. Nothing from this list or our wiki is likely to
reach the large majority of submitters.

> I am on the fence with this and your advice is very much appreciated.
> My concern is the the volume (viz. 5750 photo's to ? illustrations )
> and no way to identify effort (viz. intrepid vs maverick vs natty ).

A valid concern. You need to identify the submissions that follow the
spec, perhaps keep a list of them.

Having the submissions among the competition, dwarfed by the number of
photos, will help to be realistic about it.

Thorsten Wilms

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