[ubuntu-art] Solutions

j_baer baerjj at gmail.com
Mon Sep 20 13:41:45 BST 2010

Charlie Kravetz wrote:
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> On Sun, 19 Sep 2010 23:16:08 +0530
> Vishnoo <vish at ubuntu.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, 2010-09-19 at 12:12 -0400, Saleel Velankar wrote:
>> > I am glad to see that others also seem to think that the death of this
>> > list is a problem. This thread is for discussing how to get back on
>> > track.
>> > 
>> Another problem is that if we discuss just here , then the
>> replies/solutions get lost in the archives.
>> Lets also summarize here : <http://openetherpad.org/UbuntuArtwork>
>> > Problem #1
>> > There are far too many people on this list that never seem to post.
>> > Solution:
>> > Trim the list to contributors only, only those that post and
>> > contribute regularly.
>> > 
>> I have also had the same idea but I dont think this is a feasible idea.
>> People will want to ask questions, like how the installer question was
>> asked a few days ago.
>> We can leave this mailing list as it is? maybe?
>> What we could do is to make the lp team moderated
>> <https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-art>
>> And people can get added there once they state their intent.
>> Any work in Ubuntu/Xubuntu/Edubuntu will only be included from
>> Launchpad. So its better if the lp team was restricted to contributors.
>> > Problem #6
>> > We no longer have any direction of what to do.
>> > Solution:
>> > This entirely depends on #4 and the skillsets we can tap on this list.
>> > At the very least, we start off small and create a community set of
>> > wallpapers, as well as alpha and beta wallpapers. Lets find out who to
>> > annoy to get this done. How would you feel if community artwork had an
>> > overarching loose theme, say “Humanity” or “Narwhals”?
>> We can get this done , i dint want to push this too much since i wanted
>> to test the waters here first.. ;)
>> As I mentioned, I had been planning this for a while now, and
>> <http://openetherpad.org/UbuntuArtwork> is a consolidate of my
>> interaction with other teams. I had nearly given up because there seemed
>> to be lack of interest from others. And I was being told it might be
>> just in vain.
>> Its not just Ubuntu. There are other derivatives we can help too! 
>> Xubuntu *for sure* wants help with their artwork!
>> I believe the Xubuntu team has now subscribed to this mailing list too..
>> Let's hear a reply from them directly as well.. :)
> I have been silent because it seemed the list only wants to hear from
> the artists themselves. I requested help with Xubuntu artwork, and we
> still want and need help. Unfortunately, the call for artwork to both
> the Ubuntu community and DeviantArt resulted in few replies from
> artists. 
> If the list became "active contributors" only, how would you expect
> anyone else to ever become active? To maintain an active list, you need
> new contributors that can actually become a part of the community. If
> Ubuntu is not accepting artwork, the derivatives certainly are. Ubuntu
> Studio, Edubuntu, Kubuntu, and Xubuntu will all accept help with
> artwork, if you are willing to help us. Xubuntu, at least, does not
> have it's own artwork team at this time, and would accept a team leader
> as well as members to work with that leader. 
> - -- 
> Charlie Kravetz 
> Interim Xubuntu Project Lead
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Too easily we see Ubuntu as a single product and for that I apologize. What
ever the out-come here that needs to be fixed.

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