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Hi Drew

Le 2011-04-25 05:23, drew a écrit :

I should expand on that - I would like the design team to be a resource
for the different groups/teams that will be working on specific items. I
would also expect it to continue generating guidelines, recommendations
or published best practices if you will.

I would not be in favor it acting as a mandated certification body.

Hopefully that is a bit more explanatory as to my thinking.

Thanks again for all the work you putting in,


Thanks for the comments. We should however have some group ultimately responsible for the release of new designed materials.

IMO the marketing teams create and disseminate materials that often contain pre-approved design elements (ex logos, graphics, fonts etc.) from the design team. In these cases, and in particular marketing materials and documents, these should be put to the scrutiny of the design team when design elements are included. I think we have been using this process quite effectively with the marketing materials that we have published thus far.

As far as the text in the material, in this particular case ... marketing material, the marketing team would give approval for the text included in document/materials. Marketing text is not the area of expertise of the design team.

It goes without saying that in both these cases the TDF membership is involved through their participation in these groups giving validity to the approval process of both groups.

So, in this particular case, dealing with the 3rd party icons, it would seem to me, the design team should be given mandate of assuring the proper usage of these icons as they are the most logical group who are most knowledgeable in icon use and license adherence.

The approval process does not necessarily mean the rubber stamping of material from one particular goups, but may involve a tiered approval process. We tend to follow this process naturally anyway.

BTW, as Bernhard suggested, the warning on the 3rd party wiki page is temporary until the licensing issues are cleared up for their use on marketing material.

Just my take on this.


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