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Les Hazlewood
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Hi all,

My employer has authorized me to sponsor a logo design contest on
99designs.com for a new Apache Shiro logo:

http://99designs.com/logo-design/contests/amazing-logo-needed-global-software-project-44769?orderby=rating

There are 3 days remaining for submissions.  Votes may continue to be
held for 7 days thereafter.

The winner will be awarded $295.00 USD (via 99designs.com) and the
logo will be immediately donated to the ASF where it will be available
under the Apache 2.0 license.

If you don't wish to enter the contest - and don't want a shot at some
free $ ;) - you can alternatively submit logo designs to this Jira
issue:

https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SHIRO-171

Any new logo chosen will be based 100% on the Shiro community's votes.
 The logo with the most votes wins!

Les

-----
The reason for the contest:  We have had a number of issues with the
old logo: we can't find the old .psd files to modify to meet ASF
naming requirements, and we also haven't been able to contact the
designer we've used years ago to help.  Also, the existing logo was
not designed by a person with a CLA on file with the ASF, so there is
gray area as to its use now that we're a part of Apache.  By hosting a
competition, the community can vote on their favorite, in classic ASF
fashion.
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Tauren Mills-3
Great idea Les, and thanks to your employer for the contribution!

I've used 99designs before and it really helps to give the designers
feedback and rate each design during the contest. I see that you are
already rating them. But I'm curious how or if you are going to get
community feedback to the designers before the contest is over. It's
too bad there isn't some way to do a "community vote" on 99designs so
that the community could participate in the rating of each design.  I
wonder if crowdspring.com has that feature?

So should we just cast our votes via email? Should we give feedback
before the contest is over, or wait until it has completed?

At the moment, in order of preference, I like designs #97, #9 (but in
blue not red), #183, and #165.  Blue seems like a better choice to me
than red, as it seems more soothing and trustworthy. Red seems like
you'll be putting out fires.  I like #183 when it is small, but not so
much the large version, as the lines don't seem to line up too well.
If it was cleaned up, I might like it better. I really do NOT like all
the ones that contain a floppy disk icon.

Hope this helps.

Tauren


On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 10:04 AM, Les Hazlewood <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> My employer has authorized me to sponsor a logo design contest on
> 99designs.com for a new Apache Shiro logo:
>
> http://99designs.com/logo-design/contests/amazing-logo-needed-global-software-project-44769?orderby=rating
>
> There are 3 days remaining for submissions.  Votes may continue to be
> held for 7 days thereafter.
>
> The winner will be awarded $295.00 USD (via 99designs.com) and the
> logo will be immediately donated to the ASF where it will be available
> under the Apache 2.0 license.
>
> If you don't wish to enter the contest - and don't want a shot at some
> free $ ;) - you can alternatively submit logo designs to this Jira
> issue:
>
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SHIRO-171
>
> Any new logo chosen will be based 100% on the Shiro community's votes.
>  The logo with the most votes wins!
>
> Les
>
> -----
> The reason for the contest:  We have had a number of issues with the
> old logo: we can't find the old .psd files to modify to meet ASF
> naming requirements, and we also haven't been able to contact the
> designer we've used years ago to help.  Also, the existing logo was
> not designed by a person with a CLA on file with the ASF, so there is
> gray area as to its use now that we're a part of Apache.  By hosting a
> competition, the community can vote on their favorite, in classic ASF
> fashion.
>
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Re: Apache Shiro Logo Design Contest - $295 prize!

Tauren Mills-3
Oh, just realized that #138 and #139 are not floppy disks, they are
castles. Still, they look too much like a floppy disk to me from a
distance. Not to my liking...

Tauren


On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 10:59 AM, Tauren Mills <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Great idea Les, and thanks to your employer for the contribution!
>
> I've used 99designs before and it really helps to give the designers
> feedback and rate each design during the contest. I see that you are
> already rating them. But I'm curious how or if you are going to get
> community feedback to the designers before the contest is over. It's
> too bad there isn't some way to do a "community vote" on 99designs so
> that the community could participate in the rating of each design.  I
> wonder if crowdspring.com has that feature?
>
> So should we just cast our votes via email? Should we give feedback
> before the contest is over, or wait until it has completed?
>
> At the moment, in order of preference, I like designs #97, #9 (but in
> blue not red), #183, and #165.  Blue seems like a better choice to me
> than red, as it seems more soothing and trustworthy. Red seems like
> you'll be putting out fires.  I like #183 when it is small, but not so
> much the large version, as the lines don't seem to line up too well.
> If it was cleaned up, I might like it better. I really do NOT like all
> the ones that contain a floppy disk icon.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Tauren
>
>
> On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 10:04 AM, Les Hazlewood <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> My employer has authorized me to sponsor a logo design contest on
>> 99designs.com for a new Apache Shiro logo:
>>
>> http://99designs.com/logo-design/contests/amazing-logo-needed-global-software-project-44769?orderby=rating
>>
>> There are 3 days remaining for submissions.  Votes may continue to be
>> held for 7 days thereafter.
>>
>> The winner will be awarded $295.00 USD (via 99designs.com) and the
>> logo will be immediately donated to the ASF where it will be available
>> under the Apache 2.0 license.
>>
>> If you don't wish to enter the contest - and don't want a shot at some
>> free $ ;) - you can alternatively submit logo designs to this Jira
>> issue:
>>
>> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SHIRO-171
>>
>> Any new logo chosen will be based 100% on the Shiro community's votes.
>>  The logo with the most votes wins!
>>
>> Les
>>
>> -----
>> The reason for the contest:  We have had a number of issues with the
>> old logo: we can't find the old .psd files to modify to meet ASF
>> naming requirements, and we also haven't been able to contact the
>> designer we've used years ago to help.  Also, the existing logo was
>> not designed by a person with a CLA on file with the ASF, so there is
>> gray area as to its use now that we're a part of Apache.  By hosting a
>> competition, the community can vote on their favorite, in classic ASF
>> fashion.
>>
>
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Re: Apache Shiro Logo Design Contest - $295 prize!

Alan D. Cabrera
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Do the participants understand that the final logos will be owned by the ASF and not them?


Regards,
Alan

On May 25, 2010, at 10:04 AM, Les Hazlewood wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> My employer has authorized me to sponsor a logo design contest on
> 99designs.com for a new Apache Shiro logo:
>
> http://99designs.com/logo-design/contests/amazing-logo-needed-global-software-project-44769?orderby=rating
>
> There are 3 days remaining for submissions.  Votes may continue to be
> held for 7 days thereafter.
>
> The winner will be awarded $295.00 USD (via 99designs.com) and the
> logo will be immediately donated to the ASF where it will be available
> under the Apache 2.0 license.
>
> If you don't wish to enter the contest - and don't want a shot at some
> free $ ;) - you can alternatively submit logo designs to this Jira
> issue:
>
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SHIRO-171
>
> Any new logo chosen will be based 100% on the Shiro community's votes.
> The logo with the most votes wins!
>
> Les
>
> -----
> The reason for the contest:  We have had a number of issues with the
> old logo: we can't find the old .psd files to modify to meet ASF
> naming requirements, and we also haven't been able to contact the
> designer we've used years ago to help.  Also, the existing logo was
> not designed by a person with a CLA on file with the ASF, so there is
> gray area as to its use now that we're a part of Apache.  By hosting a
> competition, the community can vote on their favorite, in classic ASF
> fashion.

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Re: Apache Shiro Logo Design Contest - $295 prize!

Les Hazlewood
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Votes should be on the mailing lists so we can keep a running tally.
You can leave feedback for me on any of the numbered submissions and
I'll just relay them to the logo designer in 99designs - you don't
have to wait for the contest to end.  (And yes, you can vote for a
logo but say stuff like "I think the color should be foo instead" - it
is easy for the designer to come up with a few color variations).

The best way to go about this is to vote for the logo style/theme
first and foremost - colors and fonts can be changed easily.

And thanks for your feedback - this is exactly the kind of stuff we
should be talking about and brainstorming on :)

On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 10:59 AM, Tauren Mills <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Great idea Les, and thanks to your employer for the contribution!
>
> I've used 99designs before and it really helps to give the designers
> feedback and rate each design during the contest. I see that you are
> already rating them. But I'm curious how or if you are going to get
> community feedback to the designers before the contest is over. It's
> too bad there isn't some way to do a "community vote" on 99designs so
> that the community could participate in the rating of each design.  I
> wonder if crowdspring.com has that feature?
>
> So should we just cast our votes via email? Should we give feedback
> before the contest is over, or wait until it has completed?
>
> At the moment, in order of preference, I like designs #97, #9 (but in
> blue not red), #183, and #165.  Blue seems like a better choice to me
> than red, as it seems more soothing and trustworthy. Red seems like
> you'll be putting out fires.  I like #183 when it is small, but not so
> much the large version, as the lines don't seem to line up too well.
> If it was cleaned up, I might like it better. I really do NOT like all
> the ones that contain a floppy disk icon.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Tauren
>
>
> On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 10:04 AM, Les Hazlewood <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> My employer has authorized me to sponsor a logo design contest on
>> 99designs.com for a new Apache Shiro logo:
>>
>> http://99designs.com/logo-design/contests/amazing-logo-needed-global-software-project-44769?orderby=rating
>>
>> There are 3 days remaining for submissions.  Votes may continue to be
>> held for 7 days thereafter.
>>
>> The winner will be awarded $295.00 USD (via 99designs.com) and the
>> logo will be immediately donated to the ASF where it will be available
>> under the Apache 2.0 license.
>>
>> If you don't wish to enter the contest - and don't want a shot at some
>> free $ ;) - you can alternatively submit logo designs to this Jira
>> issue:
>>
>> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SHIRO-171
>>
>> Any new logo chosen will be based 100% on the Shiro community's votes.
>>  The logo with the most votes wins!
>>
>> Les
>>
>> -----
>> The reason for the contest:  We have had a number of issues with the
>> old logo: we can't find the old .psd files to modify to meet ASF
>> naming requirements, and we also haven't been able to contact the
>> designer we've used years ago to help.  Also, the existing logo was
>> not designed by a person with a CLA on file with the ASF, so there is
>> gray area as to its use now that we're a part of Apache.  By hosting a
>> competition, the community can vote on their favorite, in classic ASF
>> fashion.
>>
>
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Re: Apache Shiro Logo Design Contest - $295 prize!

Les Hazlewood
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Yes, absolutely.  It is made very clear in the contest brief (aka
description) that each designer reads before creating a submission.
Also, 99designs mandates to all designers that the contest holder
(payer) can do whatever they want with the winning logo - it is 100%
the contest holder's property to do with as they please.

This is what allows us to remove any gray area about the existing logo
- my employer will donate the winning logo to the ASF, free and clear.

Les

On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 11:07 AM, Alan D. Cabrera <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Do the participants understand that the final logos will be owned by the ASF and not them?
>
>
> Regards,
> Alan
>
> On May 25, 2010, at 10:04 AM, Les Hazlewood wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> My employer has authorized me to sponsor a logo design contest on
>> 99designs.com for a new Apache Shiro logo:
>>
>> http://99designs.com/logo-design/contests/amazing-logo-needed-global-software-project-44769?orderby=rating
>>
>> There are 3 days remaining for submissions.  Votes may continue to be
>> held for 7 days thereafter.
>>
>> The winner will be awarded $295.00 USD (via 99designs.com) and the
>> logo will be immediately donated to the ASF where it will be available
>> under the Apache 2.0 license.
>>
>> If you don't wish to enter the contest - and don't want a shot at some
>> free $ ;) - you can alternatively submit logo designs to this Jira
>> issue:
>>
>> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SHIRO-171
>>
>> Any new logo chosen will be based 100% on the Shiro community's votes.
>> The logo with the most votes wins!
>>
>> Les
>>
>> -----
>> The reason for the contest:  We have had a number of issues with the
>> old logo: we can't find the old .psd files to modify to meet ASF
>> naming requirements, and we also haven't been able to contact the
>> designer we've used years ago to help.  Also, the existing logo was
>> not designed by a person with a CLA on file with the ASF, so there is
>> gray area as to its use now that we're a part of Apache.  By hosting a
>> competition, the community can vote on their favorite, in classic ASF
>> fashion.
>
>
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Les Hazlewood
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My favorites so far (in numeric order, not indicating preference):

#44
#67
#113 (but want to see w/ blue + other secondary colors)
#124
#181

Tauren, #9 in blue is #122

Cheers,

Les

On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 11:01 AM, Tauren Mills <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Oh, just realized that #138 and #139 are not floppy disks, they are
> castles. Still, they look too much like a floppy disk to me from a
> distance. Not to my liking...
>
> Tauren
>
>
> On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 10:59 AM, Tauren Mills <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> Great idea Les, and thanks to your employer for the contribution!
>>
>> I've used 99designs before and it really helps to give the designers
>> feedback and rate each design during the contest. I see that you are
>> already rating them. But I'm curious how or if you are going to get
>> community feedback to the designers before the contest is over. It's
>> too bad there isn't some way to do a "community vote" on 99designs so
>> that the community could participate in the rating of each design.  I
>> wonder if crowdspring.com has that feature?
>>
>> So should we just cast our votes via email? Should we give feedback
>> before the contest is over, or wait until it has completed?
>>
>> At the moment, in order of preference, I like designs #97, #9 (but in
>> blue not red), #183, and #165.  Blue seems like a better choice to me
>> than red, as it seems more soothing and trustworthy. Red seems like
>> you'll be putting out fires.  I like #183 when it is small, but not so
>> much the large version, as the lines don't seem to line up too well.
>> If it was cleaned up, I might like it better. I really do NOT like all
>> the ones that contain a floppy disk icon.
>>
>> Hope this helps.
>>
>> Tauren
>>
>>
>> On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 10:04 AM, Les Hazlewood <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> My employer has authorized me to sponsor a logo design contest on
>>> 99designs.com for a new Apache Shiro logo:
>>>
>>> http://99designs.com/logo-design/contests/amazing-logo-needed-global-software-project-44769?orderby=rating
>>>
>>> There are 3 days remaining for submissions.  Votes may continue to be
>>> held for 7 days thereafter.
>>>
>>> The winner will be awarded $295.00 USD (via 99designs.com) and the
>>> logo will be immediately donated to the ASF where it will be available
>>> under the Apache 2.0 license.
>>>
>>> If you don't wish to enter the contest - and don't want a shot at some
>>> free $ ;) - you can alternatively submit logo designs to this Jira
>>> issue:
>>>
>>> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SHIRO-171
>>>
>>> Any new logo chosen will be based 100% on the Shiro community's votes.
>>>  The logo with the most votes wins!
>>>
>>> Les
>>>
>>> -----
>>> The reason for the contest:  We have had a number of issues with the
>>> old logo: we can't find the old .psd files to modify to meet ASF
>>> naming requirements, and we also haven't been able to contact the
>>> designer we've used years ago to help.  Also, the existing logo was
>>> not designed by a person with a CLA on file with the ASF, so there is
>>> gray area as to its use now that we're a part of Apache.  By hosting a
>>> competition, the community can vote on their favorite, in classic ASF
>>> fashion.
>>>
>>
>
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Re: Apache Shiro Logo Design Contest - $295 prize!

Les Hazlewood
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Just a quick note - the 99designs contest submissions end in 3 days.
I'll post an actual [VOTE] thread after that time so everyone can
actually place real votes for their favorites.  If we started voting
before then, we could miss submissions over the next 3 days that might
also be very good.

- Les
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Re: Apache Shiro Logo Design Contest - $295 prize!

Ryan McKinley
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thats great!

one thing to note (having gone through this for apache solr) make sure
the logo has the word 'Apache' in it -- as the copyright is on 'Apache
Shiro' not 'Shiro'  (if i understood the concerns correctly)




On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 1:04 PM, Les Hazlewood <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> My employer has authorized me to sponsor a logo design contest on
> 99designs.com for a new Apache Shiro logo:
>
> http://99designs.com/logo-design/contests/amazing-logo-needed-global-software-project-44769?orderby=rating
>
> There are 3 days remaining for submissions.  Votes may continue to be
> held for 7 days thereafter.
>
> The winner will be awarded $295.00 USD (via 99designs.com) and the
> logo will be immediately donated to the ASF where it will be available
> under the Apache 2.0 license.
>
> If you don't wish to enter the contest - and don't want a shot at some
> free $ ;) - you can alternatively submit logo designs to this Jira
> issue:
>
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SHIRO-171
>
> Any new logo chosen will be based 100% on the Shiro community's votes.
>  The logo with the most votes wins!
>
> Les
>
> -----
> The reason for the contest:  We have had a number of issues with the
> old logo: we can't find the old .psd files to modify to meet ASF
> naming requirements, and we also haven't been able to contact the
> designer we've used years ago to help.  Also, the existing logo was
> not designed by a person with a CLA on file with the ASF, so there is
> gray area as to its use now that we're a part of Apache.  By hosting a
> competition, the community can vote on their favorite, in classic ASF
> fashion.
>
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Les Hazlewood
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Yep, will do - thanks for the pointer.  I've clarified that in the
contest brief and will work with the winning designer to ensure they
provide that as well.

Cheers,

Les

On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 1:26 PM, Ryan McKinley <[hidden email]> wrote:

> thats great!
>
> one thing to note (having gone through this for apache solr) make sure
> the logo has the word 'Apache' in it -- as the copyright is on 'Apache
> Shiro' not 'Shiro'  (if i understood the concerns correctly)
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 1:04 PM, Les Hazlewood <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> My employer has authorized me to sponsor a logo design contest on
>> 99designs.com for a new Apache Shiro logo:
>>
>> http://99designs.com/logo-design/contests/amazing-logo-needed-global-software-project-44769?orderby=rating
>>
>> There are 3 days remaining for submissions.  Votes may continue to be
>> held for 7 days thereafter.
>>
>> The winner will be awarded $295.00 USD (via 99designs.com) and the
>> logo will be immediately donated to the ASF where it will be available
>> under the Apache 2.0 license.
>>
>> If you don't wish to enter the contest - and don't want a shot at some
>> free $ ;) - you can alternatively submit logo designs to this Jira
>> issue:
>>
>> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SHIRO-171
>>
>> Any new logo chosen will be based 100% on the Shiro community's votes.
>>  The logo with the most votes wins!
>>
>> Les
>>
>> -----
>> The reason for the contest:  We have had a number of issues with the
>> old logo: we can't find the old .psd files to modify to meet ASF
>> naming requirements, and we also haven't been able to contact the
>> designer we've used years ago to help.  Also, the existing logo was
>> not designed by a person with a CLA on file with the ASF, so there is
>> gray area as to its use now that we're a part of Apache.  By hosting a
>> competition, the community can vote on their favorite, in classic ASF
>> fashion.
>>
>
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