[Clipart] Regarding the possibility of hosting a contest
jon at rejon.org
Tue Apr 3 12:02:50 PDT 2007
On Tue, 2007-04-03 at 11:51 -0700, Jon Phillips wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-04-03 at 17:44 +0200, Tobias Jakobs wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I 100% agree with Nicu and think we should make a logo contest.
> > Ivo can you tell us more about Spread Open Media? I think it would be
> > good, if the SVG format can be part of it. Will it be more a PR project, or
> > will you even create websites where you can share content?
> Yes absolutely! We can host the assets on our site and run the whole
> thing. We have a contest engine that handles the details. Let's work out
> the details on the wiki page:
> We should add this contest right after the Create one and flesh out the
> details. Tobias, would you like to manage this contest? It would be
> great to spread out the love and admin on it :) ccHost makes running
> contests easy!
> more comments below!
> > Regards,
> > Tobias
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I am contacting the Open Clip Art Library in behalf of the Xiph.Org
> > > Foundation, creators of media formats like FLAC and Theora.
> > > We are launching a project known as Spread Open Media, where we will
> > > create a community platform to help promote our media formats
> > > throughout the Internet and beyond in an attempt to compete with
> > > proprietary formats like MP3 and WMV. The project will work
> > > similarily to the popular Spread Firefox community.
> This is great! I was about to start work on a project called Spread Free
> Culture that Bryce Harrington and I hashed out:
> Sounds like your project would fit this great! Could the ideas there be
> consolidated with this Spread Open Media site?
> Also, I would like to add that Creative Commons sponsors development on
> the open source engine, ccHost, which powers www.ccmixter.org,
> openclipart.org, openfontlibrary.org and others. The engine handles all
> the fun of a CMS, plus has community features, a contest engine, remix
> api, download api, rating, and is file-type agnostic...so would be
> brilliant fit for Spread Open Media!!! Oh, also it supports CC licensing
> and the CC public domain declaration. It would be great and I can help
> however possible for you all to consider using ccHost for Spread Open
> Also, I will have an intern this summer whose goal is to work on a
> project like this, so this hopefully could help the consolidation of our
> spread projects and hopeful use of ccHost on this site :)
> > > However, we are in serious need of a designer to come up with banners,
> > > icons, fliers, and the like. As a non-profit organization we planned
> > > to ask for donations to hire the services of a graphics designer, but
> > > then it dawned to us that if we will depend on the community, we might
> > > as well just ask them for their help instead of their money.
> Cool, yes, we can do through OCAL and also hopefully my intern at CC
> (who starts in JUNE).
> > > That is why we are contacting the Open Clip Art Library. We would
> > > like to know if it is possible to run a contest where your visitors
> > > may contribute with work to get the SOM project going. We intend to
> > > have the contributions available under the Public Domain, hence, we
> > > think it may benefit both of our efforts.
> This is awesome! Yes, I think best to plan out specific contest for
> branding of the project through OCAL. We can require submissions to be
> in the form of a logo and look and feel for the project. (colors,
> treatment, etc).
> The winner gets credit for the design and lots of +++ for reputation!
> If that goes well, then we could also do a similar for the site layout.
> > > Thank you for your attention,
> > > Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves,
> > > Xiph.Org Foundation PR
> > >
> > > P.S: The Contact option at //openclipart.org is broken, both in
> > > character count and where it sends e-mail.
> > >
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