[Consortium] Call for a redesign of the Made in Linux Vol.1cover

Ashton Snelgrove asnel at vt.edu
Thu Nov 9 12:28:13 EST 2006

Ooh, do you have a copy of that cover? I would love to have it.
Vivá la revolución!

Then again, look at some of the covers from rock bands. A lot of times 
they had a very revolutionary tone, often using images that were 
considered crude or offensive. Not that we need to be offensive.

What we are doing with Linux audio is presenting both new and old ways 
of working with sound, using an alternative, revolutionary software 
ideal to counter the traditional software world. So it might as well be 
revolutionary. There really isn't a way of using a graphic to portray 
new software on a cd cover, but nothing represents Linux better than our 
little penguin.


Daniel James wrote:
> Hi Ico,
> > there
>> is a bit of a dilemma regarding the "Tux Power" subtitle as it does bear
>> somewhat of a "revolutionary" tone which (now that I reflect upon it) 
>> may not
>> be the best way of marketing consortium and/or LA scene
> Just to recap, the original cover art featured a synthesis of Tux and 
> the famous portrait of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara by Alberto Korda. Reason 
> - both are black and white icons with three letter names. I thought it 
> was amusing, and only very mildly subversive. Is free software 
> revolutionary, in the broad sense of the word? I believe it is.
> However, some of the US-based contributors felt that this modified 
> image would cause trouble for their careers, at the educational 
> institutions where they work. Yes, really, 45 years after the Bay of 
> Pigs disaster. So the image was changed but the title stayed, becoming 
> somewhat orphaned from the cover concept.
> > Perhaps we should reevaluate the title and/or subtitle?
> I personally don't care what it's called - it's the music that matters.
> Cheers!
> Daniel
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