[Foundation] logo contest update

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue Mar 4 10:25:40 CST 2003

OK, folks, we received *way* more logo contest entries (85+) than I
thought we would (15?). This makes choosing a winner more complicated.
However, I think you'll find that many of the entries simply are not
contenders -- they are uninteresting or just plain ugly. In the interest
of sparing the full membership the time-consuming task of wading through
all 85+ entries, I would like to propose the following process:

1. The Marketing Team (led by Iain Shigeoka) will review all the entries
and create a "short list" of finalists -- probably no more than a dozen.
They will do this by March 13.

2. Iain and I will contact all the finalists on March 14 and request any
necessary changes to their entries. Finalists will have 1 week to tweak
their entries (e.g., to adjust the wording or provide correct formats).

3. The full JSF membership will vote on the finalists between March 22 and
March 31.

4. The winner will be announced at the regular JSF discussion on April 2.

Any objections?


P.S. You may be wondering who this "Marketing Team" is. There is no set
membership on this team, but I think going forward there should be. Right
now there are 15 people on the marketing at jabber.org list but only a subset
of those folks have been active on the list or in the weekly meetings. I
will defer to Iain to determine who should be on the team and therefore
have the responsibility of culling through the entries (not that it's
going to be fun...). If you really want to get involved, join the mailing
list at <http://www.jabber.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/marketing> and
speak up.

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