Re: Minutes of the Board meeting of October 29th, 2013

On 11/21/2013 11:58 AM, Dave Neary wrote:
Hi Allan,

On 11/21/2013 11:04 AM, Allan Day wrote:
That page is pretty new. The intention was to consolidate the
pre-existing guidelines, but there's a chance that some of the issues
you mention are simply bugs that need to be ironed out.
This raises a very important point.

Mairin worked on logo & brand guidelines back in 2006. That was the work
(I believe that you based this page off. And all of the links to her
work are now broken and point at this page. The archive is gone. The
history is gone.

We are losing collected collective wisdom at al alarming rate in the
GNOME project as people (like myself) become less active and old wiki
pages get deleted wholesale as we move to new infrastructure and the
content gets "refreshed".

I don't think this is a good thing, but if it's a conscious decision
that's one thing. If it's collateral damage and is happening unawares,
then it's more serious (and consider this to be calling attention to it).

Mairin's work was excellent. I'm very, very thankful for having the vertical logo as a direct outcome of that work. Thank you Mairin! However, as one of the people making most use of the logo in various printed and web materials, I really appreciate the newer, shorter guidelines (that built upon the old guidelines, so no history is lost per se). One thing that the new guidelines makes away with is the internal spacing of the logo itself. As that is included in the logo svg file anyway, I think that's ok to skip if it makes the document easier to access. I really never made use of the color variations, but that is just me. Others might have different experiences.

I also appreciate having some history in the wiki, but at the same time there is a lot of old and outdated stuff in the wiki to the point where I have a very hard time finding stuff. I'm sometimes too afraid to delete stuff, because someone might find it useful, even though it conflicts with other stuff. What is best practice here? How would you do it?

- Andreas

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