[Marketing] [SoaS] Splash screen (corrected)

Caroline Meeks solutiongrove at gmail.com
Fri Oct 16 23:04:29 EDT 2009

I'd love to see a better looking boot for boot with CD. At the GPA all
computers need a CD, so we never see a pretty boot screen.
Please cross post ideas about design to the Marketing mailing list for more

I'd love to see it be easy for schools to co-brand their boot screens.

One of the things that helps technology scale is schools is having them feel
ownership.  Our mission will be successful if school don't say The Sugar
Labs system, but if they say "Our computer system".  This may feel in
conflict with the desire to spread and control the Sugar Labs brand, but I
don't think it has to be.

Furthermore Customizability is one of the core Principals of the Sugar on a
Stick project.  Their school name and logo is a key customization for our

I would love for us to create a design that is easily modified and
co-branded by the school, giving that immediate sense of ownership but doing
it in a Sugar style.  So how's that for a design challenge.

Meanwhile I'll be grateful for some nice blue swirls that hide the text. :)


If you'd like to learn more about "moving beyond Brand to Co-Ownership:

Turn off the music. Skip to the interactive. Read "Shift"

On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 12:53 AM, Tim McNamara
<paperless at timmcnamara.co.nz>wrote:

> Opps.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Tim McNamara <paperless at timmcnamara.co.nz>
> Date: 2009/10/16
> Subject: Splash screen
> To: Sugar on a Stick List <soas at lists.sugarlabs.org>
> Hi all,
> I would like to see SoaS's boot splash change, following on from #741<http://bugs.sugarlabs.org/ticket/741>
> .
> As a stop gap to a more complete solution (can we use gdm?), I suggest
> changing some of the splash images away from the blue swirl to something
> more as consistent with the OLPC startup sequence as possible. That would
> mean modifying /EFI/boot/splash.jpg and /EFI/boot/splash.xpm.gz and <del>the
> GRUB menu settings</del> isolinux.cfg so that the menu can be read.
> Am happy to supply draft images & suggested config settings if there's
> interest.
> If there is no interest to change the boot setup, then we should close the
> ticket.
> timClicks
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Caroline Meeks
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