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Designing with Free tools in an Open Community: experiences from the Fedora Design Team

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The Fedora Design Team is an Open Community consisting from people from all around the world collaborating on various projects, from desktop wallpapers to posters, icons, website and application mockups, CD/DVD art and more. Everything created by the team is licensed freely, according with Fedora’s foundations: Freedom, Friends, Features, First.
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we started at the beginning with the just the distraught artwork which is wallpaper is some monitors to insulator and splashes for the login managers and something like that but we also known as the time and expanded to doing website graphics from the design of the layout of the web pages to banners and icons for various websites and we also produce marketing can reasonably are also like a CD and DVDs leaves some posters T-shirts you can see 1 only group at the Bryant also some design services people can ask us for for uh for a certain design like to have like items for liberals or Hector go che who for David books and so on and know we also provide a usability and interface design and some of us do also some sigh protects like if across the country name or a comics makes photographic and 2 more maybe this last the release of the of also started making gave Federer designed so which is the spin of Federer at that is is a compilation of tools that the the thing that are very good for artists to work with and we plan to expand it to the even more so that we can work nicely just with the contents of the design so which is on the line DVD and of course we want to have fun and you go stuff and the friends no more a bit about the possibility is we have about these given 1 of the of the final this application but you can call it again uh we are also used you know I what I believe that everyone in the in novel the against you are also used it was mostly for the beginning of what we think of in the materials and also this design competition was featured in scheme was not by the and much about is so we blend then we have a few people in the coming summer not enough but we have also you will develop the skills that is hitting the ball quality give was who wants to learn what blend and build the model and that stuff we are also we use unlike those models like i . e is there's something small but for all of us are having use the need might major many others because of their household absolute like that might be involved in the which we have learned to use them for something goes beyond that but we like them experimentally them and 1 day with have something maybe maybe them world believing in open we still don't require people to use certain applications so if someone in that in 1 is we don't say no don't use water so we just that I will encourage them to use the the POS below we do require that file formats be opened so we again the polygonal there's the government as a consequence they do not identify what the leader of the proprietary those we are also proud that because from 1 8 people forgot that in now they got it so the distributions of systematic errors made up but that using the people that part about this and they can go is is the way to soccer showcase we believe that the and what they are at the bottom and good for the user
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let's move on to the collaboration tools use the sins of the whole team is spread all over the world we we have we have contributions from India from Japan from South America North America Europe from Republic here the quiz from linear and so we need some some communication tools that enable us to communicate without worrying about the time zones 1 of these is mailing list which is our mind main communication channel the discussions have been there as important and broadened the important things that happened there is it the next most important 1 and then we have we rarely documented something's uh like and how we do things that there are our sources usually a model of the images we make and it's like this and also we are trying to have to employ fire seen to be a note very well and end Bush established and that are real and what we're trying to get better especially the new sided you next week we're starting to regular Iousy sessions so we'll see how with will work out we also use the ticketing system and concretely track uh that's used mostly for the design the design in design breast we have the use a shared story that's also relatively new it's more convenient and we give for storing sources so we're just transferring cause everything we've created there and the new things are already there so as to boost so all of us are have our blocks and be of course a book about what you do and to the blocks are aggregated on the planet and some of them are also in federal resentment and not regret face-to-face meetings that by the
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so 1 of the things that to poised for all where there are several reasons sleeping doing is they're release on work we are doing therefore the director of the starters vector the process wasn't very good enough and we always been like that and work and so we needed to change it and the latest what we have is some kind of 3 rounds princess uh the 1st round and so the gathering concept some kind of brainstorming we talk about what they argued could look like present some design concepts and such as such thing as a then when 1st of origin of the arise approaching them near selecting 1 of the concepts to go with and improving and Elizabethan more and more and more and as we go to the final release the design must be final and to be based so all everything on the on the final consent that 1 of our has good things we try to do is released early release of and even the art isn't perfect it needs to be included in the distribution so that we can get much more feedback than just discussing and among uh among ourselves on the list or and biases in their idle at time to 4 . 4 to be done is by the job and on some other dust because some other task waiting for it to like creating injuries posters and use such which are based on the wallpaper in these things and the key is the cooperation and found that that is and we
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very much we do again 1 question because I think you you deserve 1 existing wait a 2nd is there someone else amounts ask questions In the back there we go can you come to the front high 1st of all really great stuff that you had the thank you for showing us I was actually curious about determining how do you manage their design process was if you want to so inferences in concepts and a need to keep somewhat an identity that actually come up spontaneously or does that have to be decided in a kind of top-down process and charisma for diagrams and right now only we don't have a our this demands that I constantly you as a means on upstream of it for the that said we are developing new house the Martin using gender of the data and the development of a set of guidelines maybe yeah the uh the aqui canteen was originally based on board that was done by former at Red Hat employee Diana Fung if I recall correctly that had some we don't have put the animals and then we do so obvious sort of already had some there's some there's some style so we just need it to write the guidelines summarize already the style that was already used and the fall with I'm about to be able projects also as I see it is not used by the default full now is just an Austrian project which at some point mediate you get it to the idea thank you very much and thank