My name is Roman Högg (RomanH) and I have occasionally posted to this
mailing list and the web site forum in the past for a variety of reasons.
(offering/asking for help, submitting the Swiss German keyboard layout,
etc.) I now contact you for something completely different.
Together with the Helsinki School of Economics, Luleå University of
Technology, Nokia and IBM Business Services, our institute (
http://www.mcm.unisg.ch ) is conducting a study called
"Collabora-tion4Innovation (C4I)". The study is funded by the European
Commission and is examining the im-pact of diversity within teams on
factors such as innovation, creativity and productivity. By diversity we
mean things like cultural diversity, different skills, different
educational backgrounds, etc.
In the first phase of the project we are currently conducting a number of
case studies from a variety of areas. The goal is to find the "state of
the art" and later define areas in which further research is needed (e.g.
organisational aspects such as process design, improving collaboration
technologies, etc.) Since ReactOS is - as far as I can see - developed by
a pretty diverse set of people (developers from different countries,
probably with different skills and non-developers/users/testers that try
to improve the software in whatever way they can) I wanted to ask whether
it would be possible to conduct a "Reac-tOS Case Study". I think it would
be nice to not only have companies in the case studies. If you agree to
this idea, I would like to conduct interviews with 2-3 persons of you (in
English or German, most likely via phone). Each interview would last
between 45 minutes and 1,5h maximum. (or I could send the
questionnaire/interview guide in advance and we would only discuss the
more open questions over the phone). After the interviews I would condense
everything into a 3-4 page description of the project and the aspect of
diversity. You would then get that text and could tell me whether you
agree with it or whether I would have to change things. Nothing will be
published without your consent! Unfortunately I can't offer you any money
for the collaboration, but I think the study will give the project some
additional promotion and, if you want to, you may of course use my text
for documenta-tion purposes.
Please let me know what you think and thank you very much!!!
for Media and Communications Management
University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Blumenbergplatz 9, 9000 St. Gallen
Phone +41 (0)71 224 34 39
Mobile +41 (0)79 418 59 13
after some talk with our UI Coordinator, I would like to make the
1. Icon designers (and other artists too) are officially welcome to
the UI team now.
2. All work regarding icon creation will be strictly guided by UI
3. Icon development takes place in trunk. However, since this process
takes time, Tango (or some other consistent icon set) will be used in
releases until reactos own icon theme is not mature.
"How do I become an icon-designer in ReactOS" questions go to mf,
he's forming a team of icon-designers right now.
Any objections against the above?
Ged - everything allright with you too?
With the best regards,
> The ReactOS logo is an ugly design.
Until you manage to get that wonky off-balance thing you prefer to be
accepted as the official logo, whether it is ugly or not is not
relevant. There is a procedure for changing established things. Your
method of just going ahead and changing things without asking is not
only rude but wrong. If you want to change things, you will have to go
through me first. If you have a problem with me, you have a problem
with changing things. So I suggest you consider your options.
> Also, it's far too complex to be used as a start button image and looks out
It's a bloody orb with wisps (rings) around it. Complex my eye.
> The official Windows logo isn't used on the start button. A neater version
is used in the same way.
A "neater version". You mean the shadow? I have employed a similar way
to make the icon clear at 16x16:
As you can see, both with Windows and with ReactOS, it's practically
the same thing. I'm beginning to get the idea you are making arguments
up for the sake of having arguments in your offence.
> This logo is the original ReactOS start menu logo and should be kept IMO.
It's as much a placeholder as the "original" Everaldo icons were.