[Fwd: [Fedora Project Wiki] Update of "Artwork/ReleaseGraphics" by DianaFong]

Diana Fong dfong at redhat.com
Thu Dec 21 20:20:04 UTC 2006

Máirín Duffy wrote:
> Diana Fong wrote:
>> Máirín Duffy wrote:
>>> May I ask *why* we now have two pages for essentially the same thing?
>> As per my original email in introducing the ReleaseGraphics page [1], 
>> I believe paragraph three explains: 1) my creation of a new page, 2) 
>> why I had not overwritten the ThemingOverview page, and 3) a proposal 
>> for what the ThemingOverview page could be for.  Nobody objected, 
>> rather...Rahul commented that it made sense [2], and you yourself 
>> suggested linking it to the front Artwork page [3].
>> Hope this clarifies any misunderstandings.
> I hate to say it really doesn't. Those don't explain why you would 
> take a wiki page that is nearly a year old (and likely has internal 
> and external links pointing to it), duplicate and modify its content, 
> and fail to credit those who created the original content and actually 
> take full credit for the content itself. 

- Máirín

ReleaseGraphics was created with the aim of providing a clear listing of 
the pieces and set of specifications of what I, as Visual Designer of 
the Red Hat Desktop Team, make sure exists at each release.  The 
specifications listed were those provided to me by my team lead Matthias 
Clasen, Jeremy Katz, and Than Ngo, throughout my years as the art 
maintainer at Red Hat Desktop and also to further supplement the 
creation of the ReleaseGraphics page.  This page is to provide those 
interested in creating a complete set of release graphics for 
consideration in inclusion of Fedora by myself and the Desktop team.

I took full responsibility of the content.  Thus requesting that 
modifications be discussed on Fedora-art-list or sent to me first so 
that I may confirm with the engineers whom the images would be 
distributed to.  Being that this directly relates to my role within Red 
Hat's Desktop Group (as I go through this process several times for RHEL 
releases) I will ultimately be the one responsible for providing the 
team with the necessary usable graphics.  Therefore, if the creator 
follows the specs I've complied on that page, I would be responsible in 
seeing that it works for the engineers and any errors would not be of 
the creator who had followed my recommendations.

And so with deviations and personal comments, I take responsibility of 
the content of the page with Release Graphic information separate of all 
other specs that a general ThemingOverview page should include. The page 
includes pieces from many people, I did not credit nor do I take 
credit.  However, I am responsible for the quality of graphics that 
makes it in for each release, so with the opening of the Release 
design...the ReleaseGraphics page is therefore a guide and checklist for 
design interested in being a useful set for the release.

I hope that this clarifies our situation and I apologize if this is 
disappointing to you.  If you feel that ReleaseGraphics was a 
duplication without a year long history, then please feel free to revert 
back to the original ThemingOverview version.  I created ReleaseGraphics 
for those interested in understanding/creating the various pieces needed 
for a complete useful Themed Release set.

Diana Fong
Red Hat
Visual Designer | Desktop Group

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