On Tue, 2004-10-12 at 15:16 -0400, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
On Tue, 12 Oct 2004 10:17:40 -0500, jck <jensknutson(a)yahoo.com>
> What's wrong with the default background being used in FC3-test3?
What's wrong with asking community to be invovled? I think its a bit
late to ask for submission for fc3 and be able to take full advantage
of community interest, but I like the idea of Red Hat as the managing
entity for Fedora asking for and encouraging community input. I would
have liked to see more specific guidance than the annoucement here but
its a start.
In the FC4 future, I would hope that for any call for artwork
submission from community will come earlier into the testing process
and would be much more widely communicated than just the desktop list.
I would also like to see it approached more as a competition with
submission deadlines and some clear guidance as to theme and style.
If I had managerial control, I'd would organize it as a competition
with small group (even as small as one person) of experts who would
choose a small number of finalist submissions that would all be
acceptible as a background to include in Core. I would have the small
expert group select one "winner" out of the finalist to be the default
background for fc4, and then i would open up a public poll of the
remaining finalist submissions to select a "people's choice" winning
background to be included but not be the default background. I would
then archive the remaining finalist submissions into an online gallery
in the fedora project webspace. I would attempt to repeat the same
sort of process with each core release. Swapping out a couple of
backgrounds each release and archiving them in the online gallery
location, to make room for the 2 new backgrounds. One judge's choice
as the default, and one people's choice as an alternative.
Please keep in mind that Diana was just hired to replace Garrett, so she
is joining the FC3 release rather late in the game. I think it is great
that she has jumped in so fast and already started thinking about more
community participation. I'm sure as she goes through a release or two
she will learn to ask more specific questions.