Updated suggestions for the 18.04 wallpaper contest policies

Simon Steinbeiss simon at xfce.org
Sun Dec 3 22:59:00 UTC 2017

Hi Pasi,

I agree with both suggestions, even though (or because) that would have
meant my submissions from the last contest would now be inadmissible,
because I was not the author.

Especially keeping the chance to hand out rewards to the winners in mind -
having to be the author makes the contest fairer.

The limit in numbers will hopefully make every contestant focus on his/her
best and give us more time to discuss quality over quantity when working
towards the final decision.

Good if we get this going as soon as possible!


Pasi Lallinaho <pasi at shimmerproject.org> schrieb am So., 3. Dez. 2017,

> Hello people,
> following up on the last thread [1] 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.
> Cheers,
> Pasi
> [1]
> https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xubuntu-devel/2017-September/011543.html
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