[openstack-dev] [nova] Nova mascot - nominations and voting

Sean Dague sean at dague.net
Thu Aug 11 14:14:40 UTC 2016

On 08/10/2016 11:46 AM, Sean Dague wrote:
> On 08/10/2016 11:36 AM, Sean Dague wrote:
>> On 08/09/2016 07:30 PM, Heidi Joy Tretheway wrote:
>>> TL;DR: If you don’t want a mascot, you don’t have to. But Nova, you’ll
>>> be missed. :-)
>>> A few notes following up on Matt Riedemann, Clint Byrum, Daniel
>>> Berrange’s conversation regarding the Nova mascot…
>>> Nova doesn’t have to have a mascot if the majority of the team doesn’t
>>> want one. I’m not sure if the Nova community took a vote or if it was
>>> more of an informal discussion. We have 53 projects with confirmed
>>> logos, and we’re planning some great swag associated with the new
>>> project mascots. (I’m surprised the Nova team didn’t immediately request
>>> a star nova as their mascot. I’ll give you three guesses what Swift
>>> picked...)
>> Ok, we've been having a bit of a nova core private email thread just to
>> figure out where everyone stood.

So... I overstepped here and jumped to a conclusion based on an
incorrect understanding of people's sentiments. And there has been some
concern expressed that part of this conversation was private, which is a
valid concern. I'm sorry about all of that.

Let's start afresh...

What's been publicly suggested so far (from all ML posts that seem to
contain a suggestion):

ant - alexis (already chosen by infra)
bee - alexis (already chosen by refstack)
star - heidi
supernova - markus, auggy, bob ball
octopus - chris (already chosen by UX)

I'd suggest that we actually combine star/supernova into one item to
give the graphic designers some flexibility and creativity. With less
distinctive features than animals, the freedom is probably needed to
make something cool.

Are there other suggestions? Those items already chosen by other teams
are out of bounds per the FAQ
(http://www.openstack.org/project-mascots). We can leave this open for
the rest of the week, and if there are additional valid options do an
ATC poll next week.


Sean Dague

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