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  1. Jane Wells

    Hi there. The original call for designers was very clear in asking for volunteers, not design gig applicants. The point was that instead of hiring a designer, we wanted to give WordPress-using designers a chance to participate in the open source project, as many had asked me for such an opportunity before.

    If you’re unfamiliar with the way the open source project is structured, code is produced by dozens of volunteer programmers, collated and edited by the lead developers and released under the GPL. The icon design project was intended to open source part of our design process as well, which the designers were fully aware of before they began designing. The designers who participated wanted to contribute to the open source project; this wasn’t a design job in the traditional sense, but a chance to become part of a design community within the larger WordPress contributors community. These designers may choose to continue contributing as design needs arise, or this may be their only contribution (just as volunteer developers may contribute chunks of code for each release or only one patch). They didn’t do it for money; they did it to give something back to the free open source application that they love, and they were all very excited about having a chance to contribute to it. In addition, features are largely decided by community vote on the WordPress.org web site, and when multiple developers submit a code patch, the development community decides which approach is the one that will be used, so a contest format is very in keeping with the way WordPress is developed.

    The fact that half dropped out wasn’t because of not being paid, since they knew that up front, but because there was no guarantee their work would be used once we decided to go with a contest format (as opposed to picking one volunteer designer and using their work straight out). Frankly, with an application as popular as WordPress, which is used by millions of people of every day, there’s a lot of cachet associated with being “the person who designed the custom icons,” and a lot of people liked the idea of that. When we decided to do a contest, about half decided it wasn’t worth the work if there was a possibility they wouldn’t win (and since all contestants’ portfolios were reviewed to ensure an even competition, this was a very good possibility). This actually was a positive development, in my opinion, because it really did winnow the field to people who wanted to be part of the community rather than just people who wanted the free publicity. The designers who remained in the contest were excited about the change and the chance to compete and possibly work with other designers moving forward.

    Hope this clarifies things a bit.

  2. Zinni

    Jane,

    Thank you for clarifying, you kind of ruined my idea of discussing it, but I am glad that these individuals were not being taken advantage of. In my opinion the way your team is handling the contest is acceptable then, and I am happy to receive the clarification. I am sure other designers out there were curious about this as well, and will be glad to see such a quick response from your team.

  3. Jane Wells

    Zinni, I’m glad to provide the clarification, but that doesn’t mean you can’t discuss the idea of contests in general. I think we are a strange case because of the open source community that powers WordPress, but the conversation you started is an important one, I think.

    Also, I noticed that it looks like someone has scraped your post here: http://gearhed.com/?p=186

  4. Dave

    That’s tough - where open-source meets earning a living. I support open source work, and I have allowed some of my designs to be used for free, but overall I think contests and freebies are a bad idea.

    I think of it this way: the value of the work is primarily its market value. In this case, that value is zero. It’s hard to separate this from a complete de-valuation of design work. Sure there’s an ego boost, but you can’t pay the rent with good feelings.

  5. Zinni

    Dave,

    I agree with your statement, and that is why I personally could never compete in one of these contests. The recognition is worthwhile, but when running a business you need both recognition and revenue.

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