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Hi Ivan, :-)

On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 18:00, Ivan M. <> wrote:
... repeated one-time
contributions are unsustainable and damaging, and that was kind of the
norm in OOo's Art project. Contributions that introduce large
inconsistencies in branding are particularly problematic and
I hope we can have a collaborative, co-operative and
iterative design process when it comes to defining LibreOffice's
branding. IMO, anyone coming in to contribute artwork needs to keep
that in mind.

I understand your concerns.

My humble contention is that TDF needs someone/some people with
heavyweight artistic flair to produce some really outstanding artwork
that sets TDF/LibO apart from the crowd right from the first release
of LibO, and that establishes the project's new identity.

Of course, it would be perfect if the artist(s) were to become
permanent member(s) of the project. But, frequently, established and
successful talents shy away from FOSS projects like LibO (because of
things like the endless, circular, dogmatic and unproductive
discussions on mailing lists, etc. -- the recent choice-of-CMS debate
was a typical example).

It would be useful to have a comprehensive shopping list of what
artwork the project initially needs.

As long as the source files are handed over with the necessary rights,
perhaps permanent TDF members could handle the subsequent derivations
and development themselves. And maybe the original artist(s) would be
willing to do further work in the future if the process was
facilitated by someone with some Gimp/Photoshop expertise doing

0.2 cents. :-)

David Nelson

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