Fedora Art Team Monthly Picks

Nicu Buculei nicu_fedora at nicubunu.ro
Thu Aug 21 14:43:44 UTC 2008

Máirín Duffy wrote:
> Nicu and I had an idea that maybe the Fedora Art Team could do a monthly 
> art pack (kind of along the likes of the iCE [1] and ACiD [2] art 
> groups' monthly art packs) that would be a selection of say the top 10 
> best art works producing using Fedora (inkscape, gimp, etc., it just has 
> to be software that's available in Fedora used to produce it.)
> I think this might be a good way of getting more recognition to our 
> artists as well as to what Fedora can do. If it's done in a monthly 
> format, then the works would be well-organized and easy to find, a 
> one-stop nice gallery of things you can do with Fedora.

So to have it crystal-clear: it is about graphics produced *with* 
Fedora, not *about* Fedora. Like a place where the member of the team 
can showcase their work and get famous.

> One idea we had for implementing it at first would be to keep it simple, 
> have the artworks posted in the Fedora wiki, similar to how Fedora 
> Weekly News is published now. We could take submissions from an incoming 
> submissions wiki page where people can paste the links to their artwork 
> they'd like considered. And when a new release is available one of us on 
> Fedora Planet can blog about it to get some publicity going. Maybe later 
> on if it takes off we could have a Gallery install or a Flickr photo 
> pool to manage submissions. (and use the RSS feeds to create a planet 
> just for the artworks / incoming submissions)

There are many ways to implement this, one other alternative would be 
for every of us to provide a RSS feed from his own hosting solution and 
aggregate that.
The important part is to know if there are enough people in the team 
interested in this (so we would have enough content to show).

> We could have a monthly theme that the artworks should relate to or we 
> could keep it completely open. We could accept just visual works or we 
> could also accept animations, movies, 3d models, music, etc.

At least for the start I think it would be better to have it completely 
open. Once we get to a number of contributors, then we can think about 
monthly themes.

I wonder if it is a good think to link this somehow with the Wallpaper 
Extras gallery.... those are usually photos, so not produced with Fedora 
but they are also creations of our community.

> I think licensing implications are something interesting too. Should we 
> require a specific license to be considered? Source artwork?

As this is mostly a "showcase" my opinion is that we could get to "free 
to use", without source requirements.

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