[Osmf-talk] voting feedback

Gregory Marler sotm at livingwithdragons.com
Sat Dec 24 14:10:27 UTC 2011


The logo competition, which may *possibly* result in a logo change, is 
not stopping me from continuing to map*. Nor will it stop people 
agreeing to the ODbL change, or stop time passing to reach the next 
stage in the license change plan.

I'm sure Steve can see the logos are struggling to get above okay/3. 
Hopefully he will share the feedback that was given with the votes.
Steve gave reasons why the current logo is not a perfectly fitting as a 
logo, I'm sure him/the board/us can take those into account and how 
happy people are with it in preference to changing it.

Gregory.
*cold weather, few day light hours, and laziness, are stopping me.

On 24/12/11 13:53, Norbert Kück wrote:
> +1
> What is important? A well-working machine and good data, but nice 
> decoration.
> nk
>
> am 24.12.2011 14:04 schrieb Volker Schmidt:
>> Even though I am a newcomer to OSM and more recently to the OSMF I
>> would like to formally lodge my opinion on the logo business. I
>> strongly suggest that the logo remain unchanged. For one the existing
>> logo is not that bad, but more importantly, this logo is widely used
>> in various documents, web presences, merchandise, posters, pamphlets
>> ecc. The present logo is also fortunately no much different from its
>> predecessor, which is still widely used as well..
>> I would second the remark by Michael Kugelmann, that we need to
>> concentrate our forces on more important issues. Apart from the
>> obvious work related to handling the license change, I also see a
>> strong need to re-activate the OSM community and involve the newcomers
>> in a concentrated effort to improve the cover in those countnries
>> where it is very uneven (like in Italy, where I am based).
>>
>> Merry Christmas to everybody
>>
>> Volker
>>
>> Volker Schmidt (Padova, Italy)
>>
>> On 24/12/2011, Michael Kugelmann<MichaelK_OSM at gmx.de>  wrote:
>>> Hello Steve,
>>>
>>> open letter to you (CC to OSMF.talk)
>>>> I've culled down the several hundred entries down to the 10 you're 
>>>> allowed
>>>> to put in a vote (you can do multiple votes).
>>> [...]
>>> I respect very much what you have done and achieved for OSM. But for me
>>> this action seems to be against all rationality and I ask myself 
>>> whether
>>> this is a selfish trail you on: there are lots of comments that 
>>> there is
>>> no need for a new logo. Please listen to the feedback that was given by
>>> a lot of persons in different mailing lists. And there is one 
>>> unfinished
>>> issue that is blocking most at the moment: the unfinished licence
>>> change. We all should concentrate on that and join all available forces
>>> for it.
>>>
>>> One last comment: why don't you take the lessons learned and the 
>>> slap in
>>> the face from the last logo change you invented just a few months ago?
>>>
>>>
>>> Merry christmas although,
>>> Michael.
>>>
>>>
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