Just an FYI concerning the beta artwork

Martin Sourada martin.sourada at gmail.com
Sat Mar 14 20:33:12 UTC 2009

On Sat, 2009-03-14 at 10:55 -0800, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> I hadn't seen anyone else bring this perspective up concerning the
> wallpaper in the beta and I thought it deserved attention for your
> consideration as a group.
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-olpc-list/2009-March/msg00147.html
> "Seems to me whoever chose the background that was introduced last
> week did not consider that items with overtones of dissentious
> subjects such as politics or religion might elicit emotional
> reactions. I'm concerned that when my system prominently shows a
> picture with a temple, that might be interpreted as "Mikus worships
> paganism"
> To my reckoning this is the first Fedora artwork that has had culture
> specific elements in it, so this sort of issue might never have been
> raised in prior discussions.  I don't know, I mostly lurk. But I'm
> bringing it to your attention to make sure you see that reaction.
> -jef

Hm... I don't see a valid reasoning there. There is vast difference
between you worshiping ancient Greece gods (not that it would be
something bad if you actually do) and having a huge Zeus' temple
wallpaper hanging on your wall, let alone the wallpaper in your PC
(which you can promptly change if you disagree with the content)... Come
on, we have names of months named after ancient Rome gods (and important
people) and it still does not say anything about our beliefs. While I
agree we should stay away from political references, subtle cultural
references are IMHO good and bring Fedora to "next level" in this

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