Boost Announcement :
From: Joel (djowel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-01-05 19:54:37
Boost (www.boost.org) is an open, collaborative effort that includes
thousands of programmers from the C++ community at large. Boost is
hoping to retire the existing logo (http://www.boost.org/boost.png)
and adopt a new one. We are now launching a competition for the
creation of a new logo.
The competition is open to all designers, both professional and non-
professional. The final design must be submitted as a scalable vector
format, preferably SVG or EPS. A free, open source, scalable vector
graphics editor can be found here: http://inkscape.org/. Alternative
bitmap versions (small, medium and large icons, web graphics, etc.) of
the logo may also be submitted to augment the main vector format. A
JPEG or PNG version, to be placed in a web page, must also be
submitted for judging.
The Boost community will vote on submitted entries. Voting shall be
based on Instant Runoff Voting
(http://www.fairvote.org/irv/whatis2.htm), meaning that each
individual voter shall choose 5 favorites, in order of preference.
In addition to proper acknowledgement, the winning designer will
+ the Boost Logo Designer T-shirt (printed with the winning logo
+ a signed copy of the MPL book by David Abrahams and Aleksey
Gurtovoy, C++ Template Metaprogramming: Concepts, Tools, and
Techniques from Boost and Beyond
Entries will be accepted on or before February 15, 2005. I will act as
the logo contest manager. Please email all entries to me (djowel at
gmail dot com). I shall post all submitted entries to Boost's web
site. The competition will close on March 1, 2005 and the winning
entry will be announced soon thereafter.
+ The logo must be immediately identifiable with the spirit of Boost.
+ The logo's concept must be simple and clear and should have
relevance to the organization.
+ The logo should not be too detailed and should work in low
+ Any logo submission that is blatantly racist, sexist, obscene, or
otherwise discriminatory will be rejected.
+ The logo must be the original work of the submitter.
+ The logo must be free of any copyright or other intellectual property
+ The winning logo shall be distributed under the Boost Software
License, Version 1.0. (www.boost.org/LICENSE_1_0.txt).
Joel de Guzman
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