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Re: Voting considered harmful (Was: Re: Echo Icon Theme in F10?)



On Mon, 2008-10-13 at 23:20 +0000, Martin Sourada wrote:
> I don't think that's the right question in case of art. Art is basically
> about doing something new, or improving something old, simply said. With
> Echo we are doing both - posing ourselves as bluecurve successor, using
> same metaphors as gnome or oxygen as much as possible (to not confuse
> user), but developing our own style. We are trying to make it default in
> Fedora, for one because we think it would improve Fedora looks, second
> we think users might profit from consistent icon set throughout whole
> distro (not in Fedora 10 yet, since KDE isn't covered enough), 

Up until this point you had a pretty good answer to the question.

> third it
> is developed by people in Fedora Art Team and fourth, with every new
> release of Fedora there are questions why Echo is still not default,
> usually accompanied by "prediction" that it will always stay in the
> "next time" state ;-) 

Those feel like "Because I did it", or "because we can" answers, not
really answers to the question.  But with the first set you actually
have a fairly good argument.  How the work you did can interact with
upstreams as well as accomplishing your goal is the interesting part.
This is what Fedora is really about.

-- 
Jesse Keating
Fedora -- FreedomĀ² is a feature!
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