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Fedora 9 Theme Concept Submissions
We need your help to create the look and style of the Fedora 9 release! We are following a 3 round process for the base theme artwork, with additional milestones involved in the F9 release as well. Read on to learn more about how you can help:
Base Theme Milestones
- Round 1: Brainstorm and gather a list of potential concepts for a theme. Deadline: 8 January 2008
- Round 2: Visually refine the concepts gathered in round 1. For this round a theme must contain at least a wallpaper draft, and 3 supporting artwork: one vertically long, one horizontally long and a square one. Deadline: 12 February 2008
- Round 3: Out of the themes that are left (if a single one doesn't emerge as the most evolved at this point), discuss and determine which would be best. If still undecided, continue evolving the themes that are left visually while developing a full suite of artwork ( has a pretty comprehensive list. If a single one still doesn't emerge, continue to discuss and try to single one out. Deadline: 28 February 2008
Full F9 Artwork Schedule
John Poelstra has created and maintains the schedule for Fedora 9, including the art team's tasks:
List of Submissions
List your theme concept here:
- CODE9TO9 proposed by JiriJakubMasek (  )
- Freedom proposed by MichaelBeckwith ( https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2007-December/msg00046.html )
- Waves proposed by MartinSourada ( https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-art-list/2007-December/msg00178.html )
- At Last proposed by AndrewHealey ( )
- Shoowa proposed by LuyaTshimbalanga ( )
- Night proposed by MolaPahnadayan ( )
- Electric Sphere proposed by MolaPahnadayan ( )
Once we have decided on the theme to go with, we'll also need artwork based on that theme for a number of other things:
How to Play
Here are the steps to submit an F9 theme submission:
Come up with an awesome concept for the Fedora 9 artwork.
For inspiration, consider the goals and themes of Fedora as an operating system - infinity, freedom, and voice are the main concepts expressed in the Fedora logo, for example. You can find some more inspiration in this article on the differences between Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora . A key phrase from that article: "Fedora fosters rapid open source development and innovation."
Here's an important guideline for the theme concepts: No release numbers! So keep this in mind as well as you brainstorm ideas.
Create a wiki page for your theme
- a name for your theme
- some intial sketches
- a write-up/explanation of the concept
- wiki access (sign the Fedora CLA! )
The name doesn't have to be perfect, and you can always change it later. But we need to refer to your theme by something. You don't need spend too much time on your sketches; we'll focus on the concept first and then worry about the rendering! Also, for you non-artists out there - you may also submit artwork folks other than yourself have made for consideration, if you get their permission and the artwork is openly-licensed (if you are not sure please check!) and they are willing to sign the Fedora CLA .
Write this all up in a page right here on the wiki, and add it to the "List of Submissions" section below. Please do not ask a friend to upload it for you - you must sign the Fedora CLA before we can accept your artwork for potential inclusion in Fedora.
The wiki page's name should be in the format: F9Themes/ProposalNameOfTheme. For example, "F9Finite"
Formally propose your theme submission on fedora-art-list
When your theme's wiki page is ready, send a proposal to fedora-art-list using the following email subject format:
[F9 theme proposal] (name of theme) Round 1
For example: "F9 theme proposal Fedora Finite Round 1"