Tuesday, June 3, 2014

You Can Design the Enterprise Logo!

Enterprise, my UEFI boot loader for Macs, is in deep need of its own logo. Right now, it's being represented by the UEFI logo, which isn't really suitable. With this in mind, I want to reach out to those who have design skills to design a logo. Here are the only requirements:

  • The logo should be rendered in a PNG and SVG format and be at least 512 x 512 pixels or 1024 x 512 pixels, or any larger equivalent ratio. Props if you do both!
  • Displaying the name "Enterprise" is not required but if you can work it in I won't complain.
  • There are no specific color or design restrictions.
  • You should work in something about Enterprise in the work, for example, its relation to the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek, its purpose, its relation to Linux and OS X, its foundation on the UEFI boot process, etc. But I'll waive these requirements if you create something really cool. ;)
  • You shall license the work under the LGPL or similar equivalent license. You shall retain copyright on your design, but agree that I may use the icon, gratis, in all works related to Enterprise in perpetuity.
  • Entries must be received on or before the first day of July, 2014. A winner will be selected within two weeks. Entries must be submitted by email here.

Unfortunately, I cannot offer any form of monetary prize, however, the winner will be credited for their work and will be given the opportunity to try out the beta versions of the next major release of Incinerator before anyone else (trust me, it'll be huge), which should be relatively soon.

I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Monday, June 2, 2014

OS X Yosemite

Apple today announced at its WWDC keynote the new version of OS X that will be arriving soon. Codename: Yosemite (YO-SEM-MIT-TEE). It shows great promise, but I'm not a fan of the new UI. Let's hope this doesn't become Windows 8.

What do you guys think? Comment below.