Introductions are stupid. Let artwork speak for artist?

Nicu Buculei nicu_fedora at
Mon Jun 9 09:34:10 UTC 2008

Pavel Shevchuk wrote:
> Sorry for being cheeky asshole, but #2 in
> should be removed,
> or at least swapped with #3. What's the ratio of people who send

Not sure, I think we want to befriend to each other, form a community 
and such. Communication is key, be it on the list, on IRC, on our blogs 
and sites like flickr or deviantArt. Spend some time together, know each 
other and maybe we will work better as a team.

There is also the "old way": subscribe to the list, lurk for a while to 
get familiar with the project, make a few small comments and go bit time 
into work when if feel comfortable.

> introduction letters, and artists who actually contribute something,
> or at least try hard?

First, there is a large number of membership requests in FAS (the Fedora 
Account System). I sent an introductory message tot he applicants, 
inviting them tot he list and show the DesignService queue. Only a few 
of them follow with an introduction and *some* of them get past the 

I actively delete the request not followed after 2 weeks, but so far I 
deleted only the requests with no introduction. I still have to act on 
those with *only* an introduction and nothing else (not even an email 
after they got a "welcome" message on the list as reply to the 

> I didn't send any introduction letters, i just spent an evening
> animating splash with my curly hands and sub-zero (not to be confused
> with "cool") gimp skillz, and second revision of it now welcomes kde4
> users in sulphur, right after kdm theme, i've hacked up a bit later
> with help of Martin. Contributing to fedora is easy, joining IRC to
> show off some drafts or concepts and receive critics is even easier.
> I'm pretty sure people who really want to contribute can do it without
> loudmouth letters, bringing some artwork instead.

Yup, and that worked great for you.
Some other people may need a bit of hand-holding, so for they the talk 
part may be useful. But at some point they should do some work, we are 
not a social network.

> With best regards to people who do more and talk less.

Even more when we have a lot of projects in need for contributors (like 
the Echo theme development)

> Curly-handed, but attempting to beautify fedora.
> Stalwart.

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