[FFmpeg-devel] Logo/Banner rules (try #1)

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Fri May 18 15:35:20 CEST 2012

On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 02:32:45PM +0200, Thilo Borgmann wrote:
> Am 18.05.12 13:35, schrieb Michael Niedermayer:
> > Hi everyone
> > 
> > As there are several artists who work on logos/banners for ffmpeg.
> > I think we need some rules/framework to handle this. And given the
> > absence of a anyone else coming forth to do it. It seems i have to do
> > it.
> > 
> > Rules:
> > 0. Logos/banners for seasons (summer, autumn, ...), special events,
> >    specific days like (valentines day, haloween, christmess, ...)
> >    are all welcome.
> > 1. Logos/banners must be submitted to our issue tracker
> >    https://ffmpeg.org/trac/ffmpeg, type must be set to "art"
> I would not insist on submitting to the issue tracker - mailing list should also
> do. Also I don't know if a new issue tracker item draws as much attention as a
> post to the mailing list does.

Well it seems you are completely missing the problem we have to solve.
The problem is that we do NOT have a volunteer to do the organization
work and that as a result I have to do it. My time is limited and i
think its better if i spend it working on the ffmpeg code.

Or to say it differently, everything is discussable but only in
presence of a volunteer to do the work AND him actually doing the
The logos need to be collected, made available on the web and it must
be possible to discuss them and vote on them.
The issue tracker solves this. If you think submitting just to the ML
is ok then this requires a volunteer to move them from the ML onto
the issue tracker or another place where they can be kept track of
In absence of such a volunteer posting just to the ML isnt possible.

> > 2. banners for our webpage should be less than 100kb png files.
> >    Exceptions can be discussed on the ffmpeg-devel mailing list.
> >    higher resolution versions that could be used in print or such are
> >    very welcome!
> I don't think a size limit is useful these days. How big can a .png get with
> limited size at 32 bits for color? This should neither matter in time nor space
> on anyones computer.

with the spring logo resolution it would be around 300kb at raw RGBA
our front page currently should have around 100kb that is html+logo
If you think limiting the logo alone to 100kb is too small then you
will have to speak with our hosting provider who provides us the
bandwidth for free.
Also i think increasing the page load time 3+ fold is not reasonable
for a logo.
Our standard logo was around 9kb
The winter logo was around 11kb
The spring logo was around 54kb

I think 100kb is a reasonable limit
especially in light also of slow handheld devices like mobile phones
and their limited bandwidth


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