Artwork Quality (was Re: Sound themes)

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Wed Oct 29 19:08:06 UTC 2008

Matthias Clasen wrote:

> This I can just not let stand. Mairin. The old us vs. them game again. 
> While some desktop team members may be more vocal and harsh in their
> critique than others (and, as you pointed out yourself, not native
> speakers, this applies in both directions), I can assure you that the
> dissatisfaction with some of the Fedora art is not limited to them. 

I am quite sure that "artwork" tends to be very subjective and it is 
complete not possible to please everybody. However feedback should be 
specific and should come early to be useful. If after 5 releases, 
someone says that "you know what. All the past 5 releases, artwork has 
been sucky. I will not tolerate this anymore", then it doesn't do 
anything to improve it.

The impression seems to be that, distribution specific polish work is 
being treated as "playing in the sandbox" as opposed to upstream work 
which is a pretty bad attitude to take if we don't want to lose our 
users or letting others take credit for the work being done within 
Fedora. It does affect our viability in the longer run. Regular 
communication helps us more.


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