[FFmpeg-devel] Logo/Banner rules (try #1)

Alexander Strasser eclipse7 at gmx.net
Sun May 20 03:18:35 CEST 2012

Hi all!

Thilo Borgmann wrote:
> Am 18.05.12 13:35, schrieb Michael Niedermayer:
> > Hi everyone
> > 
> > As there are several artists who work on logos/banners for ffmpeg.
> > I think we need some rules/framework to handle this. And given the
> > absence of a anyone else coming forth to do it. It seems i have to do
> > it.
> > 
> > Rules:
> > 0. Logos/banners for seasons (summer, autumn, ...), special events,
> >    specific days like (valentines day, haloween, christmess, ...)
> >    are all welcome.
> > 1. Logos/banners must be submitted to our issue tracker
> >    https://ffmpeg.org/trac/ffmpeg, type must be set to "art"
> I would not insist on submitting to the issue tracker - mailing list should also
> do. Also I don't know if a new issue tracker item draws as much attention as a
> post to the mailing list does.

  I disagree. Issue tracker is IMHO better for several reasons. It is also
better for artists that are not interested in all mails concerning FFmpeg
software development. It would be good though if artists would additionally
send out an announcement to FFmpeg-devel mailing list containing the ticket

> > 2. banners for our webpage should be less than 100kb png files.
> >    Exceptions can be discussed on the ffmpeg-devel mailing list.
> >    higher resolution versions that could be used in print or such are
> >    very welcome!
> I don't think a size limit is useful these days. How big can a .png get with
> limited size at 32 bits for color? This should neither matter in time nor space
> on anyones computer.

  It matters for the home page. I also think 100kb is reasonable.

> > 3. The artist has to provide us with sufficient rights to use the art
> >    in any form not limited to the webpage,tshirts and print media, to
> >    refer to our project or tools at no cost to us. The rights though
> >    should be restricted enough not to allow the art from being used to
> >    represent other things so as to avoid confusion on what is ffmpeg
> >    and what is not.
> I have no better idea but maybe someone knows a good fitting and existing license.
> > 4. Everyone can comment on logos/baners on the mailing list or issue
> >    tracker. The artist should not take such comments too serious though
> >    many will be written by programmers who dont have that much sense
> >    for art.

  "...because many will..."

> > 5. Its possible to vote on logos/banners on the issue tracker
> >    The ffmpeg developers will use these votes as input in their
> >    decission which logos/banners to use.
> >    Because of this per ticket vote possibility, artists may want to
> >    submit major revisions of their logo as seprate tickets.
> Thanks for writing this down!

  Thank you very much, Michael. Also thanks for adding the type art to our
issue tracker.


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