[openstack-dev] Project mascots update

Antoni Segura Puimedon toni+openstackml at midokura.com
Thu Aug 4 06:26:09 UTC 2016

On Wed, Aug 3, 2016 at 11:00 PM, Heidi Joy Tretheway <heidijoy at openstack.org
> wrote:

> *Steve Hardy wrote:*
> *"I have one question regarding the review process for the logos when
> they are drafted? In the cases where projects have their existing community
> generated logos I can imagine there will be a preference to stick with
> something that’s somehow derived from their existing logo…" *
> HJ: You’re right, Steve. That’s why every project that had an existing
> community-illustrated logo had first option to keep that mascot in the
> revised logo, and in most cases they chose to do this. So Oslo’s moose,
> Senlin’s forest, Tacker’s squid, and Cloudkitty’s cat (among others) will
> still be the prominent feature in their logo.
> *Steve Hardy wrote:*
> *“In cases where a new logo is produced I'm sure community enthusiasm and
> acceptance will be greater if team members have played a part in the logo
> design process or at least provided some feedback prior to the designs
> being declared final?”*
> HJ: Absolutely. That’s why we encouraged project teams to work together to
> select their mascot. I received dozens of team etherpads and Condorcet
> polls from PTLs to show how the team decided their mascot candidates. The
> PTLs confirmed their winners for the list you see on
> http://www.openstack.org/project-mascots. You can also see an example of
> an illustration style there, and we expect to have the first five logos
> (with the final illustration style) in hand shortly.
> It’s going to be a major effort to complete 50 illustrations x 3 logo
> variations prior to Barcelona, but I think we can make it. That said, it’s
> not possible to do several rounds of revisions with each project team and
> the illustrators. What I’ve been doing instead is listening carefully to
> project team requests and pulling photos to share with the illustrators
> that best show what the teams intend. I’m happy to share that with anyone
> who asks.

It would be really awesome if, in true OSt and OSS spirit this work
happened in an OpenStack repository with an open, text based format like
SVG. This way people could contribute and review.

> Heidi Joy
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