Updated suggestions for the 18.04 wallpaper contest policies
pasi at shimmerproject.org
Sun Dec 3 22:42:16 UTC 2017
following up on the last thread  about the 18.04 LTS community
wallpaper contest, here's a revised and clarified set of policy suggestions.
1) Limiting submissions
The same argumentation still applies:
> While I'd like to see the number of submissions go up, I would like
> them to be from a bigger group of people. Additionally, this means
> we'll make the submitters pick their best work instead of us having to
> vote on it.
I'd propose limiting the submission to a maximum of five (5) per person.
Looking at the two first contests, having this policy would only have an
impact on a few individuals.
2) Own work only (including derivative works)
Here's the original proposal:
> Second, I would like to limit submissions to own work only. While this
> means we are potentially excluding people from the contest, we are
> still making the contest more about the community – not just a
> community curated contest.
I would like to add that the original intent – while it unfortunately
doesn't show in the comment – was to allow *derivative* works. Or in
other words, as long as the original work you are taking has a suitable
license and you modify it enough to clearly stand as its own
(derivative) work, the submission is completely OK.
Looking at the previous contests, this policy would *only* have affected
submissions made by the Xubuntu team members, myself included. I want to
make this contest even more about the community, which is why I'm
suggesting this change. (Or in other words, I wouldn't call a contest
you can win by submitting somebody else's work you found from the
internet a "community" contest.)
Please do comment on these suggestions within a week so we can get on
with the planning (and launching the contest) soon.
Pasi Lallinaho (knome) › https://open.knome.fi/
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