On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 3:44 PM, Owen Taylor <otaylor@redhat.com> wrote:

Our general approach with the GNOME components in Fedora is to work
upstream whenever possible. It's very seldom that there's a change that
makes sense in Fedora that doesn't make sense upstream. So we try to
just do the change upstream.

I think we'd see the art the same way; if the icons can be improved, if
we can do a more attractive widget theme, then we should do that for

I appreciate what you are trying to do here, but to be honest, if I had wanted to work on the Gnome 3 look and feel I had joined the Gnome Design Team. As it stands, I have chosen to work on Fedora's design and you can't deny that you are trying to substantially neuter the impact of our team and of Fedora branding as a whole here...


So, I guess we haven't necessarily seen the need for a big process to
design artwork for GNOME 3 in Fedora 15 that is separate from the normal
flow to design artwork for GNOME 3. The GNOME artists are very friendly
and open to people getting involved. You can find them on #gnome-art and
#gnome-design on GimpNet.

Obviously, there's work to be done to coordinate the user experience for
GNOME 3 and Fedora and make it fit together - at every level from how
the websites interact on down. There's still a few months to make that

So I guess what you're saying is that wallpapers should be upstream from now on and we should divert our attention elsewhere?