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openSUSE Conference artwork

Juni 18th, 2010 von buergermeister

I prepared some banners for the upcoming openSUSE Conference 2010. So now you can show that you will be there or like to attend or that you like the openSUSE Conference or whatever. The banners can be found in the openSUSE-wiki. When you need for your blog or pages a special size you can ask me for that, when I have time I do it. Next step posters…..

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  • LinuxTag 2010 – Review (english)

    Juni 14th, 2010 von buergermeister

    Last week was the 16th edition of LinuxTag, one of the greatest FLOSS events worldwide. I was there but not as part of openSUSE project. There are some events I cant do that because I am part of RadioTux. LinuxTag is such a event and that means a lot of stress for me. My job on RadioTux is Chief of Program, that means I make the schedule for the broadcasting and take care of a trouble-free broadcasting. We had a lot of interviews at LinuxTag round 16 a day and we had two stages too. One of them was in opposite of our booth and the other one was the Open Source Arena which we had daily for a hour.
    I arrived tuesday in Berlin for preparing the booth and the technique for the broadcasting. On the evening I had a little meetup with the Mozilla Corporation. It was interesting was a cool “Biergarten” opposite of “Kanzleramt” and they had saxonian beer there :D But the beer wasnt the only interesting thing, we used the time and made some interviews there with Barbara Hüppe, Axel Hecht and Carsten Book. Mitchell Baker was there too, but she was to tired for giving us an interview, but we hope we get another chance. I talked a little bit with Barbara and Carsten about openSUSE Conference.  On the next day I had a appointment with William Quiviger, he is the right guy for planning that. Michl was there too and so maybe Mozilla visit the openSUSE Conference.
    But that wasnt the only interesting appointment, we had a lot of interesting guests. On wednesday morning Frank Karlitschek and Jos Poortvliet announced the new program of KDE e.V. “Join the Game” at our stage. Next day Stefano Zacchiaroli vistited us and gave us an interview.
    On friday we had openSUSE-Day, in the morning we started with AJ and Michl, about 11.3, openSUSE Conference, strategy and all things that going on in openSUSE project. Then we had a lot of guest all openSUSE boosters, only Will Stephenson, Coolo and Klaas not because they stayed in Nuremberg. But with them we made a phone interview about the HackWeek 5. We had a  interview with bubli about libyui. But not all on this day was openSUSE, we had interviews with Larry Augustin from sugarCRM, Brian King from MozillaDev. Then was there a interview with Stormy and Vuntz about GNOME and a lot of other things.
    On saturday our focus was on ubuntu topics and the highlight of the day was the interview with Mark Shuttleworth. So it was a lot of work to do in the week and its not done yet, because the recordings have to be edited and published. I think I will write a blogpost when all openSUSE interviews are published.

    LinuxTag himself was better as the last years, the atmosphere was it. The social event on Beach at the Box was a great idea and the weather for it was right. The openSUSE booth wasnt great enough. From my side the presentation of openSUSE was one of the best in the hall. The idea to prepare some “workshops” was a good one. I think we have to say thx to Henne for driving that and as Christian Boltz said he ironed personally. He is really like a mother for the openSUSE project :D On saturday I in the morning I had a talk about Open Source Movies, I dont know how it was. Some guys spoke to me after it and said it was great and interesting. I made not a normally talk and prepared a lot of slides only 7 and for this I showed some videos. As I know the talks on saturday morning are not filled up because is to early in the morning :D But is was a full audience. I publish another blogpost about the topic, but it would be a german one, because the talk was in German.
    On the end is was a really great week, I met Prusnak, Miska and many other openSUSE guys again. Next time I see them would be hopefully at FrOSCon, the Boosters plan a Hacksession for connect there, so if you are interested just visit the FrOSCon. Btw. an month later would be FrOSCamp in Zurich, if you are interested to support openSUSE booth or giving workshops or talks so write me a mail. We have to go outside and show the people our project to get them involved! So from this side LinuxTag was a great success. But there enough other possibilitys to show the world our project and community – so make Launch Parties!!!

    there is a german report too

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    Tux-Case

    Juni 3rd, 2010 von buergermeister

    Für Freunde des Maskottchen von Linux auch Tux genannt, hält Tschibo derzeit etwas bereit. Einen Pinguin-Rollkoffer oder eher Köfferchen, so für die nächste Vortragsreise durchaus geeignet :D Mir ist der Spaß aber einfach mal zu teuer, soll nämlich 39,95 € kosten.

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  • Counter for Facebook

    Juni 2nd, 2010 von buergermeister

    Some time ago I found a release counter for facebook from ubuntu. I marked it on my feedreader and then, I forgot it. Last week I cleaned up my feedreader and so I found it again. The sources for the counter are available in launchpad and so I asked Pavol if he can make it for openSUSE. He made his own solution and so you use a counter on facebook.

    Login to facebook and visitthis url http://apps.facebook.com/opensuse-counter give the application the permission and you have a nice counter on your facebook account.

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  • RadioTux@LinuxTag

    Mai 25th, 2010 von buergermeister

    Only a few days and then LinuxTag in Berlin starts. The openSUSE project will be there and presenting. The Boosters prepared a program with little Hacksessions. Actually I like this idea doing more as an static presentation. The Hacksessions and all talks they openSUSE people have can be found on this wikipage.

    I am going with RadioTux,  like all years. For me LinuxTag begun before months with preparing the interviews we do in our broadcasts on LinuxTag. So for all folks they are interested and cant go to LinuxTag in Berlin its possible to be there, just listen our streams from the fairground. So if you are interested there are some interviews with openSUSE folks and some other interviews in english too.

    Wednesday 9th June

    10.00 – 11.00am CEST: Cornelius Schumacher and Frank Karlitschek “Join the Game” + aKademy 2010, News from KDE e.V. (german)
    11.30 – 12.00am CEST: Jos Poortvliet “Being free…. ” the KDE Community (englisch)
    04.00 – 04.30pm CEST: Jean-Paul Saman – Videolan (english)

    Thursday 10th June

    11.00 – 11.30am CEST: Stefano Zacchiaroli Debian project (english)
    11.30 – 12.00am CEST: Alexander Graf “KVM on S390x”(german)
    04.30 – 05.00pm CEST: Erkan Tekman – Pardus (english)
    05.00 – 05.30pm CEST: Viacheslav Tykhanovskyi – Mojolicious (english)

    Friday, 11th June

    10.00 – 11.00am CEST: Andreas Jäger and Michael Löffler, openSUSE 11.3 and News form the openSUSE Community (german)
    11.00 – 12.00am CEST: The openSUSE Booster, we will have all Boosters they are in Berlin (mixed german and english)
    12.30 – 01.00pm CEST: Thomas Schmidt – Ruby on Rails und die openSUSE Infrastruktur (german)
    01.30 – 02.00pm CEST: Katharina Machalkova – Libyui – Universal User Interface Development Library YaST (english)
    03.00 – 03.30pm CEST: Mike Krüger:Mono und MonoDevelop (german)
    04.00 – 05.00pm CEST: Stormy Peters and Vicent Untz „The Gnome Foundation and the road to Gnome 3.0“ (english)
    05.00 Р05.30pm CEST: Adrian Schr̦ter: openSUSE Buildservice v2.0 (german)

    Saturday, 12th June

    12.00 – 12.30am CEST: Kir Kolyshkin – openVZ (english)
    03.00 – 03.30pm CEST: Mark Shuttleworth – whats new in ubuntu land (english)

    So if you have some questions for the guests, so send them to live@radiotux.de or go to the IRC freenode.net #radiotux. The streams can be found at http://streams.xenim.de/live/ (when we broadcasting)

    This year we have a second stream with talks from the stage of our partners Linuxhotel and Univention, but most of the program is in german. That talks they are in english would be broadcasted in both streams.

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    the counter runs – so prepare for launch

    Mai 15th, 2010 von buergermeister

    Pascal prepared the counter for openSUSE 11.3 thats the sign to prepare for the release of the newest openSUSE. A few weeks ago I wrote a mail to all ambassadors to prepare Launch Parties. Since then the page in the wiki is filling with places.  But there can be more places and more parties!
    Now I prepared the poster template for the Launch Parties so I last release did. This time I made a version with the new artwork for 11.3. The background from jimmac cries after a rocket. That have nothing to do with Fedora 13 “Goddard” :D
    If you need a exemplar for your party just send me the text and size for it. But think on the 5 W. More text havent to be on the poster. If you need other artwork just send me a mail what you need.

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  • Linuxwochen Vienna

    Mai 10th, 2010 von buergermeister

    Last week I was with Pavol Rusnak and Michal Hrusecky in Vienna at the Linuxwochen, so we “boosted” openSUSE on this event. Linuxwochen is a interesting idea there are some events in the whole country its a kind of Linux roadshow. But they are not all on the same day and if you like u can visit every event. There was events in Krems, Graz, Eisenberg and Linz. This weekend take the event place in Eisenberg. Not all events there are the same, some of them have special interests so in Linz they are on the art akedemy and they are concentrated to doing artwork with free software. There is 4 days long every day a workshop for it. The organizers called me last year and asked if I can make one of them. In Graz they are at the Johanneum and with 500 visitors one of the greater events at this roadshow. I planned to be there this year and make a special video connection for them. But 2 days before I get the car back from the garage more broken as it was before and had no car and so I cant go to this event. Maybe I can do it next year. So now was Vienna and this event is a little different to. In Germany mostly the Linux events are on universitys. The LinuxTag for example started at the university of Kaiserslautern. And in Vienna the event took place in different places in the city most city halls or other public places. This year was the event in the old city hall from the 17th century.

    So what have we done last week there now. Of course we made a booth, Pavol and Miska brought all stuff from the office in Prague. Pavol brought a wheel joystick to so that there it possible to play some games. But we played not all the time, we made together with some people installations and give out some openSUSE DVD. Not a lot of them, we had not enough for this. Fedora our neighbor booth went out 120 DVD and we arround 40. We had really a lot of conversations there. We had a guy who brought some pages with his written questions and it tooks Pavol and me some hours to answer them all. It wasnt really openSUSE specific questions but the guy liked to ask us because he uses openSUSE. It wasnt the only guy who requested to see a openSUSE booth on Linuxwochen in Vienna. So there was really some people happy to see us there.
    But we did more as this. Pavol had a talk about his GameStore project and Miska did a talk about the upcoming openSUSE 11.3. In Pavols talk was some interested people and Miskas talks was good visited too and after that we see some people more at our booth. Both talks was on saturday and on this day both made together an workshop for using the openSUSE Buildservice. After this workshop the guys from fedora had an workshop about packaging RPM for fedora. I had my workshops on friday. I made two, one about Inkscape and one for GIMP and both was filled up.
    On the end we did a lot on Linuxwochen, we had 2 talks and 3 workshops and a booth there, we installed several openSUSE and had a lot of conversations with users and developers.

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    New Planet need more hackagotchis

    April 8th, 2010 von buergermeister

    We just have a new styled planet. But when you looking at him right now, there are often such “grey persons“. Some time ago I offered a sevice from the Art-Team to make hackagotchis for persons who cant do them self. I think I should offer that service now again. You need a (new) hackagotchis? Just send a mail with the picture (and maybe when you have special wishes) to the artwork list or to my personal mail and after a few hours you get your new hackagotchi back.

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  • Happy Birthday – RadioTux

    März 31st, 2010 von buergermeister

    Yes its true, RadioTux has his 9th Birthday. Since 9 years we doing podcasts about Linux and Open Source and since last year we doing the openSUSE Weekly News as podcast. Its one of our traditions to make a Birthday broadcast and this year are a lot of openSUSE people in this podcast. The Boosters gratulated us and there are an interview with Julio Vaninni from openSUSE-ni and with Jose Oramas from Ecuador, both doing events for FLISOL. And thats what the broadcast is about – Linux in Latin America and the FLISOL. I also did a mail interview with Ricardo Varas Santana, you can find it here. The interviews with the organizators are in english, the rest of the podcast is in german/swiss german and you can find it here.

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  • Casi como la Navidad

    März 19th, 2010 von buergermeister

    A few weeks ago as I did this comic here I wrote at the same time to all openSUSE Amabassadors from Latin America a mail to participate in Flisol. Last year there was only to reports from openSUSE people. One of them came from Julio in Nicuragua and the other was written in the wiki, it was in Chile and Ricardo Varas Santana helped organize the event. For me it is not possible even acceptable that there is a event in 20 countrys and over 200 cities and only in two places openSUSE people are involved.  This year is a little bit different, when you look in the openSUSE wiki there are more places with openSUSE people involved. In Nicuragua Julio and SUSE-NI organize one of the 3 events in Nicuragua. He wrote a lizard blogpost last week about it. In Venezuela Alex Barrios organize the event in Mérida, Hector Mansilla doing one in Santiago de Chile and Ricardo Varas Santana in Coquimbo/La Serena, Chile. Ricardo Chung organize an event in Panama City (he also did some pre-events), in Ecuador José Antonio Oramas Mogrovejo. In Mexico help Mauro Parra-Miranda and Miguel Angel Barajas organize events for the Flisol. Sometimes are such things like my mail are needed to bring things to running. But I did more the chilean openSUSE guy like to have a chilean Geeko and a banner for her event. Javier translate the posters from Jimmac together with me. For Nicuragua, Chile and Venezuela we organized that one of the organizers get all DVDs and the other stuff for the whole country and distribute it to the other cities. “Postmaster” AJ had a lot of work to do with it :D


    And now the first packages in Venezuela are arrived. It was a little bit like Christmas not only because there was a lot of packages but the fun about the things in it was the same. For Venezuela that means not, that are the medias are available where the openSUSE Ambassadors are. Like Alex Barrios wrote in his blogpost about it they go to all 19 places where the Flisol take place in Venezuela.  And because the medias are there it would be installed the organizers are really all happy to have them. Actually I think openSUSE made some new friends there because our help was uncomplicated.


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  • A few things about last weekend

    März 17th, 2010 von buergermeister

    I think I have to say a few words about the last weekend. There was an event and I was there. Yeah I was there. That decision wasnt easy for me. But a lot of friends wished to see me there. I decided that really at the last moment and I felt not really lucky there. Yeah I was happy to see many friends and it was a good feeling with the things they said to me. There was e.g. Wobo from MandrivaUser who said to me thx for invite him last year and that he is lucky that they Mandriva Community has now a booth there. There was the “Fedora Gang” with kital and Christoph.  There was Unki, Martin, Michael and Roman (juliux was there too but he was on the booth of OTRS) from ubuntu.  From Dresden there was Tokoe,  Stefan (he was last time here at Launch Party) and Felix for representing the KDE project. This time openSUSE supported KDE with DVDs again but last time I had to carry them a farther way :D (Henne please force Jan next time to take some KDE-CD) There was Matthias and Rainer from the FSF I meet again and a lot of friends more. I can say thats my family because of that I sort this entry in the categorie “Family Affairs”.

    For the openSUSE the event was good and not so good. First Jan asked me for the registration process and I answered him he can use me as the second person that is needed for the process. But I said to him search for another persons for the booth, so that the booth is supported when I not come to the event. He didnt do that after a while he wrote a mail to Thomas and me and asked again. But Thomas had no time because our company had a workshop and a booth at this event too. After this he begun to search. There are not really a lot of openSUSE people for support a booth in Germany! When you look at the Ambassador list there are some people more but only Jan, Thomas and me runs the presentations at the events. Actually there was help from the Boosters, Petr came from Prague (I hope your enjoyed the visit here). That was second time a Booster from there was here at a event. I have to say its always a pleasure to work with them and I looking forward to meet Pavol and Michal at Linuxwochen in Vienna.

    A funny thing for me was Alexander Graf was here too and Cornelius had the keynote (ok the organizers offered it 14 days ago) for me that looks as we communicate not really good. We have a page in the wiki for the event. But I cant read there which openSUSE people have talks on the event :( Another thing is the event has a forum for Linux newbies Martin had always an talk there next year we have to do that again. Maybe I do that but that depends on my feelings to some of the organizers, this year I decided no support with talks or workshops (also they asked for that). I know isnt really good for the project but please respect it.

    So now after so much bad things the good things. Like Jan wrote we handed out 800 DVDs (Fedora handed out 250) I find it funny but the visitors always asking are they for free? No I am not wondering anymore, Martin had last time I saw him here a flyer on the desk “yes its openSUSE 11.0 and its for free” and I am very sure I made for Henne such a thing for LinuxTag too. I think Petr can affirm here is a local openSUSE community. Next time we have to concentrate to involve them in the project. For this time we involved Kai Uwe (for me is kub). Jan blogged about it he develop a colour management system called Oyranos and some other stuff for color managment. Sure its available in the OBS. Its a interesting thing for people like me but not really for other people. Its hard to find co-developers or people they test it. Last year Kai Uwe did a booth sharing session for it here at this event but he wasnt really happy with it. So I was very happy to hear that he going to Libre Graphics Meeting this year. Jimmac please look after him, he is a part of the openSUSE family ;) But we had not only fun on the event even before. On the friday evening we had a nice dinner (without the planned cigar :( ) at a greek restaurant. We that means the whole bunch Petr, Jan and Kai-Uwe for the openSUSE booth, Ines, Stefan and Bernhard for the invis server project which is based on openSUSE and the people of my company too and we showed our openSUSE related work to. We had a presentation of a cluster and our managment tools for virtualized networks, together with megware sure the cluster runs with openSUSE ;) Petr asked what can help us with our work and actually there is a thing infini band drivers for 11.2 :D Ooh one I forgot Ingo from RadioTux was at our dinner too, because he slept at my apartment (and he uses openSUSE sometimes :D )  We had really a nice evening and the next day on the social event too. Yeah I was there funny thing to become a invitation to it from the organizers, I am sure they forgot I am not corruptible with such things. And the second funny thing, all the years I was in the organization team I had no social event because I organized one of the evening events for the visitors. On the end I dont know was the weekend good or bad, good was to meet a lot of my friends and have some fun with them. Bad was the feeling about the event, because I did it like I all things do with my heart for some assholes in the team its easier to go because they do it only to be one time in the year important. But thats another story.

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    Few things from and about the art team

    Februar 24th, 2010 von buergermeister

    There has been some time ago since the last blogpost about the openSUSE Art-Team. Now is time for a little status update.

    I could say the art team has begun to working. Actually we have some tasks and working on it. Currently we use the wiki as platform to sharing ideas and proposals, I know isnt the way to do it but is works for the moment. When you like, you can visit the pages and tell us on the opensuse-artwork list if you like some of the proposals or when you have a idea for one. Artists are always hungry for feedback ;)

    But you can not only go to this list when you have critics or ideas for artwork. When you need artwork you can go there too, there are always guys hungry for doing graphics and such stuff. Tell them what you need and what you have in mind and I am very sure they help. Raul for example think we can offer to help with hackagotchis and yes we can do this. So tell where they can find a source picture and you get your hackagotchi.  But remember hackagotchis are fast done and logos not. So for some artwork give us some time, we try to find as team the best solution. So keep in mind when you need artwork going to the opensuse-artwork mailingliste there are specialists for support openSUSE with artwork.

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  • Geeko is there where the action is

    Februar 12th, 2010 von buergermeister

    * http://installfest.net/

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  • openSUSE Ambassadors from LATAM

    Februar 8th, 2010 von buergermeister

    The world greatest FLOSS event take place on 24th of April. openSUSE Ambassadors from LATAM dont forget to participate on FLISOL!

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  • Inspiration

    Februar 6th, 2010 von buergermeister

    http://nicubunu.blogspot.com/2010/02/fedora-webcomic-fosdem-special-lame.html

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  • First Art-Team meeting

    Januar 31st, 2010 von buergermeister

    Since my first posting for the formation of a openSUSE art team has a lot done. There have been really in a short time, some Interested found. Thus, the idea is not for the kind of team again It was relatively fast
    asleep a meeting with interested parties to organize. For this, I’ve got a Doodlevoting for the best time placed. It turned out that it is not easy. For half of the prospective resident on the other side of the Globe. The one side is asleep, while the other is awake. Actually, I had hoped to be able to solve the problem a little, in I receive them into the Saturday with the election. Nevertheless, could only just under half of Interested to participate in the meeting.

    The following points were discussed:

    Introduction of ourselves
    Resources to use
    Extra Wallpapers to ship on 11.3
    Process for requesting artwork
    Polls to get feedback and prioritizing work
    Training skills

    For some of the problems to which solutions were also now will work. A protocol of the meeting can be found here. A vote for the next appointment can be found here. There’s even been the first tasks for the Artteam. Who else is interested: you can never have enough volunteers – Geeko wants you!

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    Geeko wants you Pt.2

    Januar 27th, 2010 von buergermeister

    After my last posting came some people to me and said I should do more such comics. Ok, I will do that but not to often and not periodic. For doing that I need time and inspiration. And now to the new comic, its simple Geeko wants you!

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  • More german postings plz

    Januar 25th, 2010 von buergermeister

    I use from time to time pictures to speak for me, thats for me in easier as write a long english entry. I hope you understand what I mean. For me it is not really productiv to think about translate tweets from english to spanish and the article there linked in the tweet is english. It is the best way to announce the Launch Party for 11.2 in Nuremberg in English on the Planet? I dont know was a good blogpost about 11.2 on the german planet, I think not really it was such an entry there. I am sure we have more german native speakers as aggregated on the german planet. I post more stories on the german planet as here, I have an additional feed for the english planet. Maybe other openSUSE member think now to do the same (I hope so). And I am not more so alone on the german planet ;)

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  • Art-Team meeting

    Januar 23rd, 2010 von buergermeister

    A little status update whats going on with openSUSE Art-Team. Its a few days ago since we had the idea to build such a team and announed that. We found enough people to begin to build an team. I would not say the 10 people are enough there is always place for more. But enough for forming a team. So when you have skills in Inkscape, Gimp, Blender or Scribus and interested to do some artwork for openSUSE join us.
    We had last week a little doodle vote to find a date when we can have a meeting. In the meeting we ry to find out how we can help the openSUSE project with graphics and artwork. On our wiki page we collect since days ideas what and how we can do that. When you have an idea what we can do or interested to help us to build the Art-Team, then post the ideas there or join our meeting.
    The meeting we set up on saturday the 30th on 16.00 UTC on #opensuse-artwork. When you like to contact us use the artwork mailinglist – opensuse-artwork@opensuse.org. After the meeting I hope we can announce that we have an Art-Team and take the next steps to organize it.

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  • Building an openSUSE Art-Team

    Januar 15th, 2010 von buergermeister

    Since a few days I trying to build an openSUSE Art-Team. The feeling that such a team make some things better for the openSUSE I have since a long time. We have a mailing list opensuse-artwork, not often action there. We have some pages in the wiki with guidlines for doing artwork for openSUSE, we have an IRC #opensuse-artwork on freenode. I have to say I am logged in on the chan right now and I almost nearly alone there and on the mailinglist the traffic isnt much.
    Creating artwork is one of the ways to contribute to openSUSE not to the distributon alone. Henne makes in his answer the point “This is a resource we could greatly use. We frequently need artwork for all kinds of purposes, not only the distribution, and up until now this rests on the shoulders of a few people (namely you, robert, jimmac and garrett). We also have a lot of teams/areas in the project that, uhm how do i say this politely, use artwork of questionable quality.”
    What happen when you need a graphic artwork for a thing? Maybe you know who does artwork for openSUSE and went to one of them, and he has time (and an idea) for doing it. Or you know an guy who has enough knowledge in doing graphics and ask him. The posters of last LinuxTag and the logo for the openSUSE Boosters happened this way. Or you can write an email to the list, its the same as you went directly to the artists only when they time you get what you need. Otherwise you can be lucky and there is one, who take care of it. I am sure thats not really the best way.
    Its better I quote henne here: “A group of people, easily identified, to go to for all kind of graphic artwork would be a big step forward for the project.” For building this team I wrote a mail to marketing and artwork list to find people they are interested in build an art team. I am sure thats the same thing like the Ambassador, you must not be an openSUSE Member to help the openSUSE Art-Team. You have knowledge in doing artwork and interested in doing it, write a mail to the list or put your name on the wiki page.
    I hope we find enough people they are interested

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