[ubuntu-art] Proposal discussion on xubuntu wallpaper/artwork.

Charlie Kravetz cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
Wed Nov 24 17:59:15 GMT 2010

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On Wed, 24 Nov 2010 18:11:08 +0100
Thorsten Wilms <t_w_ at freenet.de> wrote:

> On Wed, 2010-11-24 at 10:34 -0500, Saleel Velankar wrote:
> > Charlie can you look over the spec that john has written up/ update us
> > with what happened at the meeting? 
> I criticized the spec for not being based on any kind of mission
> statement or strategy. Charlie put down an action item for himself to
> contact you, Saleel, and me about taking care of that.
> I wouldn't mind to handle that right here, on this list.

Okay, let's do it that way then.

Firstly, thank you to everybody for the assistance with this
specification. It is great to see the involvement.

 Xubuntu would like to change the perception of only being for old and
 slow computers to being excellent for any hardware. According to the
 Xubuntu Strategy Document, it should perform well on any hardware. It
 should require and use fewer resources than Ubuntu, and is built with
 the Xfce desktop environment. Traditionally, it has used shades of
 blue and the Xfce mascot, a mouse, to represent itself. 

As I have explained to Thorsten and Saleel, I am not artistically
inclined. I know the concept I would like to present, but don't know
how to describe it as artwork. I tried to generate interest for
Maverick, it was not a good approach. 

There were questions and comments about the license. It seems the
wording is too ambiguous. One of the questions raised was "what Creative
Commons license must submissions adhere to?". Can we define that better?

 I like the pallette presented in the spec. A point to keep in mind is
 that Xubuntu normally has used the same scene for the wallpaper and
 the GDM background. I am hoping this team knows the dimensions and
 wording better than I do. 

I do not believe the wording : "The desired result will be an image
which embraces the "light" Ubuntu design concept and displays well on a
variety of hardware environments." applies to Xubuntu. While the
"light" Ubuntu design concept is great for Ubuntu, I don't know how to
apply it to this project. We would prefer a more defined image, instead
of the concept image. Although, the image does have to display well on
new and old hardware. Xubuntu is still used on CRT monitors in some
areas of the world. 

Okay, I probably raised more questions than answers with this, so I
will stop and let those with questions ask. I will attempt to answer as
best I can. 

[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/StrategyDocument

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Charlie Kravetz 
Xubuntu Interim Project Lead
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