Artwork for articles is lacking for FOSS organisations
I’ve noticed recently how badly disorganised some organisations seem to be when it comes to making their artwork easy accessible to people who wish to promote their work. Organisations, projects and groups all want their newest release covered, or what they’ve just announced is going to happen, unfortunately it’s hard to write about something when you’re missing their logo.
What I’ve had to do to find the artwork necessary for logos to be used to search all over Google for their logos, look at their Twitter icon or their G+ icon to see if the sizes are suitable for use. They really don’t make it easy at all, it’s rather frustrating to say the least and I’m sure they’d be the very ones who would give out if they logo used was not up to their standards.
I’ve also come across organisations who’ve updated their branding for their site and products yet when you go to their press area or branding site it still refers to the old logo. Bit of a contradiction there! I do wish groups would think a bit about their branding and logo use possibly add a link on their website for press releases make it a bit easier for people to help promote their work, recently I had to spend time searching for the CrunchBang logo it was impossible to use the one off the website searching for a #! on Google isn’t really helpful so again having to use the Twitter icon just doesn’t really seem like a professional way to go forward.
If the likes of Ubuntu, Redhat and Google can make it easy then so should the smaller groups it’s in their interest if they want organisations and people to write about their excellent projects they are working on.