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A simple (and grateful) contest:

Create a logo for the GCC4TI project !


The contest is open for everyone, and until we don't have at least one proposition the contest still run of course wink

The current limit will be around the end of the year.

And if you are really motivated, you can propose too a CSS & Web template for the GCC4TI Website (actually the Trac)


Good luck for everyone who want to participate smile
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Clause 7:
Contestants must agree that their icons will, upon winning, become copyright of the GCC4TI Project. The GCC4TI Project will relicense them under the GNU GPL, or a similar license such as CC. The winner retains credit for his/their work, and will of course still be able to use and distribute the icons under the terms of the license he/she/they selected (which is pretty much whatever you'd like), but we have to own the copyright to avoid legal complications down the road.

is unenforceable (if not outright illegal). French copyright cannot be assigned at all, and US copyright can only be assigned with a signed paper form, not with a EULA on a web page.
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I have an idea for the GCC4TI logo, consisting of a handheld style calculator with a transparent case, allowing you to see colored gears through it. I wanted to get some community approval before making it, and also had a few questions:

Would it be a good idea to include an SVG version of the graphic? This would be useful for GNOME users at least (KDE too? I don't know if there's support) and would be much easier than having to create so many different sizes of the same logo.

Shall the calculator screen contain the text GCC4TI? This would make sense on higher resolution levels, but should probably be left out on lower ones.

Shouldn't the logo also include the 89 OS signing key at higher resolutions? (okay okay only joking)

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Would it be a good idea to include an SVG version of the graphic?

Yes, for the reasons you wrote.
Shall the calculator screen contain the text GCC4TI? This would make sense on higher resolution levels, but should probably be left out on lower ones.

I agree.
Shouldn't the logo also include the 89 OS signing key at higher resolutions? (okay okay only joking)

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On a related note, http://decss.zoy.org/ , http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/DeCSS/Gallery/ and http://www.cs.nmsu.edu/~joshagam/css/ , though: it _is_ possible to distribute the keys in clever ways, some of which being such that TI would have a hard time persuading a court to consider them as DMCA violations...
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Cyphus (./3) :
Shouldn't the logo also include the 89 OS signing key at higher resolutions? (okay okay only joking)

DO WANT DO WANT DO WANT DO WANT DO WANT DO WANT DO WANT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! top grin
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I have what I will call the beta of the GCC4TI logo here:

http://cyph.us/images/gcc4ti.svg

I'll be happy to take suggestions while finalizing the image. :3

Also, to go along with the current discussion, SVG's are written in XML, which supports <!-- *** --> style comments. I'm sure we could put in some interesting comments don't you think?

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Once I get a decent SVG viewer (Firefox 3.5 seemingly isn't one), I'll be able to give meaningful feedback grin

We could put in some interesting comments, indeed. Or better, point to a takedown-safe place that contains the interesting piece of information. But if you do that, don't even try to host such a file in the US grin
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Yes, I just tested it in Firefox 3.5 and I see what you mean. Odd, I'm not sure if this is Mozilla's, Inkscape's or my fault. Nevertheless it does work in Inkscape and possibly others, but I'm going to have to test those.

Until then I have made the rasterized version available:

http://cyph.us/images/gcc4ti.png

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Works fine for me too in Inkscape, after I installed it. None of the commonly-used browsers has flawless SVG support anyway, so I'm not too surprised that it doesn't work properly in Firefox.

I like the overall idea. Perhaps the gears (which are an indication we're talking about _tools_ for the calculator), are not visible enough ?
Also, where do you plan on putting the "GCC4TI" caption ? On the sides, so that the icon has a square form factor ?


What do the others think ?
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This logo is nice. happy

"GCC4TI" won't be written on the screen ?
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The logo looks like a toy for 3-year-olds, but I guess that's fitting for the project. tongue
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Kevin Kofler (./11) :
The logo looks like a toy for 3-year-olds, but I guess that's fitting for the project. tongue


You prefer your logo that looks like a 1995 website logo?

Please stop whining here and pollute this forum with unuseful informations.
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I agree with Kevin, the logo seem a little bit toyish. I think it cool be improved:
- The calculator is not a scientific calculator
- The screen should display GCC4TI
- I belive the calculator should not be fully transparent
- I belive the the border should be thicker
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OK, I'll be more directly constructive, as it seems you didn't get the point I hinted at: What gives me the "toy" impression is the abuse of color. Mimicing the color scheme of the logo of a popular operating system isn't necessarily the way to look professional. wink
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The problem with many of your posts, Kevin, is that they contain a remark whose _shape_ makes the post destructive (en français, une forme destructive).
but I guess that's fitting for the project. tongue

was one such remark. It wasn't even necessary, your post had a meaning without it.
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Okay I'm going to try to go a different direction with this. While I will lose vector graphic compatibility, I want to try a more realistic glass look for the calculator case. The best I can do in Inkscape is having semi-transparent white overlays, which as you can see doesn't work well. The GCC4TI text will be displayed in some stylistic fashion on the calculator's screen. I agree that the non-scientificness of the calculator is misleading at best, and I also agree that the gears should be seen better, so why not just take out the buttons entirely?
Kevin Kofler (./14) :
Mimicing the color scheme of the logo of a popular operating system isn't necessarily the way to look professional. wink

The gear design (including the colors) was loosely inspired from the "cube gears" logo used in compiz-config settings manager. I will agree that it looks toyish, as now that I look at it again it reminds me of the K'Nex gearboxes I used as a child. However it is not meant to mimic the appearance of any OS, organization, or company. Nevertheless, I shall take this criticism constructively and update the color scheme.