[Clipart] Release Theme Idea
bryce at bryceharrington.com
Tue Aug 24 20:22:21 PDT 2004
We've got a release coming up in about a week -- do we want to declare a
theme for it? Given that there's only a little time left it might not
be worthwhile, but for continuity's sake may be of value. Ideas?
On Sat, 1 May 2004, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> As a way to provide focus for each official release, the project could
> adopt a holiday approach, where each release is identified with a
> particular holiday. For example, the Father's Day release could focus
> on clipart such as sports, fishing, cars, etc. The idea is that this
> would provide open source users with fresh clipart for use in any
> materials they may wish to create for that event (greeting cards,
> flyers, posters, website collateral, etc.) It also gives the clipart
> team a goal to shoot for with a sensible target date to deliver by.
> Further, an interesting extension of this idea would be to also include
> some templates for things that people might wish to use the clipart in.
> For example, Mother's Day could include a Scribus template for making a
> Mother's Day card, while Father's Day could include an SVG roadmap in
> Inkscape for a weekend fishing trip, and New Year's Day could include an
> Impress presentation for creating a photo album of one's social events
> from the past year. In addition to providing users with something
> directly useful, it helps us both promote and tie-in with other Open
> Source projects. By featuring a different app each release, we
> encourage exposure of a wider range of apps to users than they might
> normally encounter, and at the same time emphesizes the usefulness of
> the clipart project's effort for that application's userbase.
> We would need to take into account that some nations celebrate holidays
> at different times, and plan release dates accordingly (e.g., time the
> Father's Day release so it'll hit the most instances worldwide within a
> reasonable period of time). It would probably be sensible to provide
> 2-4 week's lead time between the release and the actual holiday so that
> folks will have time to actually use the material.
> Germany Bank Holidays: New Year, Carnival, Easter, Labor Day/May Day,
> National Day, Christmas and the 12. February
> US Holidays: Christmas, New Years, President's Day, Mardi Gras, Easter,
> Mother's Day, Father's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving
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