Ubuntu Studio artwork proposal

C. F. Howlett seattlechaz at gmail.com
Mon Jun 14 21:51:21 BST 2010

Greetings Ubuntu Studio Users:

Forgive me if this issue has been addressed or implemented before.  I'm
still learning my way around the various communities and projects and
might well have missed relevant efforts.  But if I have the privilege of
actually proposing a viable innovation...

As I look around the coffee shop to see who else is availing themselves
of the free and fast wifi connection, one thing becomes obvious; most of
these folks are Mac users.

I live in a town which is effectively a suburb of a major city.  Most of
my fellow wifi explorers are high school or college students or the
occasional business person.  

I trust it's not too heretical to state my opinion that Apple designs
excellent hardware and software.  However, the thought of locking myself
into Apple's vertical matrix  is even more objectionable than the cost
of acquiring a "premium" computer.  So, I have become an avid student
and user of Ubuntu Studio.

One has to appreciate the rabid adoration of the Mac crowd as well as
admire the integration of all things Mac into a fairly cohesive and
persistent marketing effort.  For example, scroll to the bottom of this
web site;

"Made on a Mac"

Simple, elegant, effective and memorable.  Apple officially licensed
this art for some time;
 and dictated a standard usage policy;
http://www.apple.com/about/webbadges/index.html.  Naturally, Apple users
also crafted their own vision of this art;
http://allaboutiweb.com/index.php/2008/08/free-custom-badges/.  Apple no
doubt condones if not outright supports such innovation resulting in
some enviable endorsements; http://the-tech.mit.edu/Projects/Macmade/.  

So, my point; shouldn't we have a similar, and no doubt superior, item
for our favorite distro?  Personally, I've elected to include something
along these lines in whenever I can;
20Tearsheet.sla-page1_0.jpeg and
but I would really like to see as an OFFICIAL "Made in Ubuntu" type
piece for marking our creations.  It could be effectively deployed in
print and electronic mediums.  I believe that this item would help
promote the Ubuntu Studio distribution and, as an added benefit, knock a
bit of SMUG out of the Mac crowd.  Just sayin...

Ubuntu Studio developers and users; What say ye?

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