[Foundation] Re: [Marketing] logo contest update

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Wed Mar 5 14:36:16 CST 2003

We've had a change of plan. :) If all goes well (more news on that soon),
the JSF will be one sponsor of this year's O'Reilly Open Source
Convention, and O'Reilly needs to receive our logo by March 12 (one week
from now) in order to add it to their brochure. Therefore we need to
compress the decision process.

1. The JSF Marketing Team will create a list of finalists by the end of
the day tomorrow (March 6).

2. The full membership of the JSF will vote on the finalists from this
Friday through next Wednesday (up through the regular JSF meeting if
you'd like to vote there). I realize this is not much time, and it also
means that we will probably not have time to ask for or incorporate
changes from finalists. C'est la vie. :)

3. The winner will be announced at the regular JSF discussion next
Wednesday, March 12.

Sorry for the change -- we're dancing as fast as we can. :)


Peter Saint-Andre
Jabber Software Foundation

On Tue, 4 Mar 2003, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:

> 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?
> Peter
> 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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