FC7 Theme Round 1 is over, let's start round 2! (was Re: Round 1 Submission Deadline Extension)

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net
Fri Dec 8 09:02:48 UTC 2006

Le Ven 8 décembre 2006 04:18, Máirín Duffy a écrit :

>> - Borealis, by Máirín Duffy:
>> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fc7ThemeProposalFedoraBorealis
> 'One of the core values of Fedora is only including free and open source
> software, without including non-free software, codecs, drivers, patents,
> etc. We try to be a *pure* operating system. So the main word I'd use to
> describe this theme is pure.'

This theme is a bit too peaceful a static (except for the drapes variant).
We don't want people to get the idea nothing happens in Fedora or a new
release is not a special event. I'd add at least one dynamic element
(shooting star, plane trace, ground activity) to add some life to the

>> - Flying High, by John Baer:
>> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fc7ThemeProposalFlyingHigh
> 'Flying high reflects the level of achievement obtained by the core 7
> release of fedora.'

I like the way the two balloons on try 5 get the idea of community
accross. The other variants either show a single lonely balloon or spread
them too much to convene the group idea.

>> - Dreams, by John Baer:
>> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fc7ThemeProposalFedoraDreams
> 'The idea here is you are only limited by what you can imagine.'

I don't really feel any central theme there, though some images are nice.

>> - Planet, by Mola Pahnadayan:
>> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fc7ThemeProposalplanet
> (none stated)

This one has already been discussed. I'll add that the caps on Fedora
Project do not seem to respect usual guidelines

>> - Energy Interferences, by Jiri Jakub Masek:
>> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fc7ThemeProposalEnergyInterferences
> 'All of this universe is built on the energy interferences. The theme is
> based on a visualization how could these interferences look if we could
> see them in a *sub-subatomic* level.'

Sorry, but no. We don't need to stress the hardcore engineer/math/geek
aspect of the distro, if anything we need to deemphasize it.


Nicolas Mailhot

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