That's great! Inkscape T-Shirts will be cool! Does SVG has a logo? I'm not sure. Maybe Mozilla could offer some Firefox Tshirts, but they still didnt give me any feedback.

I also have thought about books. I think that "The Beautiful Code" (the same book I got from Google as a SoC gift) could be a good prize. I am not confortable with the idea of offering money prizes. I want to give things that will be present in the winners' lives, so that they will always remember "that SVG contest I won".

Any other book title you would suggest? Something SVG related, maybe?

So, at the moment we have Joshua's cafepress items, Patricks $50 and also some money (didnt decide exactly how much) that I will put in it.

I will ellaborate a set of rules now and email you again.

JucaBlues

On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 5:50 PM, Joshua Facemyer <jfacemyer@gmail.com> wrote:
Hey, I'd be happy to help.  I'll sponsor a couple of items I can make on my cafepress store (mug, t-shirt, etc), maybe with an Inkscape logo or SVG logo or something.  What do you think?

JF

Felipe Sanches wrote:
Nice! I plan to put a bit of money on it too. Maybe I invest on it a tiny portion of my SoC money (what comes with geek stuff should go back to geek stuff). And maybe I get some funds from mozilla community support, they still didn't contact me.

I would like to ask here what prizes would you suggest. I need to figure out what would be cool to give as prizes.

Juca

On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 12:35 PM, Patrick <optomatic@rogers.com <mailto:optomatic@rogers.com>> wrote:

   Hey Felipe

   This is the most awesome thing I have seen in a very long time!!!

   I would like to help with your project in any way I can. I am a bit
   short of cash right now but I can pledge $50 for a prize.

   If there is any way you could post a tutorial on this I would love to
   see it!

   Unlike you, English is my first language. However I still feel
   like I am
   still studying it, so I guess this makes me EFL, instead of ESL!

   Having said this, I think the message should read:
   "game will be ready to play once this messages DisappearS, disappears
   with an "S".

   Es muy Bueno!!

   Good job!

   -Patrick

   Felipe Sanches wrote:
   >
   >
   > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
   > From: *Felipe Sanches* <felipe.sanches@gmail.com
   <mailto:felipe.sanches@gmail.com>
   > <mailto:felipe.sanches@gmail.com <mailto:felipe.sanches@gmail.com>>>
   > Date: Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 3:14 AM
   > Subject: promoting SVG
   > To: Asa Dotzler <asa@mozilla.org <mailto:asa@mozilla.org>
   <mailto:asa@mozilla.org <mailto:asa@mozilla.org>>>,
   > stb@mozilla.com <mailto:stb@mozilla.com> <mailto:stb@mozilla.com
   <mailto:stb@mozilla.com>>
   >
   >
   > hello,
   >
   > My name is Felipe Sanches. I am an Inkscape developer (also known as
   > JucaBlues at the Inkscape community) and I am putting efforts in the
   > spread SVG usage for web content. I am very excited about the
   > possibilities that this technology brings and also about the
   openness
   > of it (mainly compared to proprietary Flash technology).
   >
   > I have recently developed a little game using SVG and
   javascript. You
   > can see it here:
   > http://bighead.poli.usp.br/~juca/code/svg/minigame/minigame.svg
   <http://bighead.poli.usp.br/%7Ejuca/code/svg/minigame/minigame.svg>
   > <http://bighead.poli.usp.br/%7Ejuca/code/svg/minigame/minigame.svg>
   >
   > I would like to promote something together with Mozilla. I was
   > thinking about a game coding contest. The rules would require
   the game
   > to use SVG technology and to run properly in Firefox 3 (and,
   > optionaly, on any SVG compliant browser). I would like to
   promote this
   > contest myself, but I do not have enough resources to provide cool
   > prizes and also I do not have the same visibility as you guys
   have in
   > order to reach the greatest possible number of contest submissions
   > from the webdevelopment community. Even harder when you think
   about an
   > specific technology we are trying to promote.
   >
   > Since Firefox is an SVG capable browser, and Mozilla is clearely in
   > favour of open standards for the web, I supose that you would be
   > interested in making this contest become a reality.
   >
   > I can write a tutorial explaining which techniques & tools I used to
   > develop this example SVG+javascript game, so this could also
   > eventually help promoting Inkscape, which is the opensource SVG
   editor
   > project to which I often contribute.
   >
   > I am waiting to hear your opinions on the subject,
   > best wishes,
   > Felipe Sanches
   >
   > PS:
   > these are the instructions for the example game:
   > Enter key - Starts the game
   > Right and left arrow keys - moves Tux
   > SpaceBar - tux tries to hit the MSN butterfly
   >
   > also, if you need, you can zoom the graphics with ctrl + (plus)
   > SVG is vector graphics, so you wont loose quality when zooming SVG
   > content
   >
   >
   ------------------------------------------------------------------------
   >
   >
   -------------------------------------------------------------------------
   > This SF.Net email is sponsored by the Moblin Your Move Developer's
   > challenge
   > Build the coolest Linux based applications with Moblin SDK & win
   great
   > prizes
   > Grand prize is a trip for two to an Open Source event anywhere
   in the
   > world
   > http://moblin-contest.org/redirect.php?banner_id=100&url=/
   <http://moblin-contest.org/redirect.php?banner_id=100&url=/>
   >
   ------------------------------------------------------------------------
   >
   > _______________________________________________
   > Inkscape-devel mailing list
   > Inkscape-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
   <mailto:Inkscape-devel@lists.sourceforge.net>

   > https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/inkscape-devel
   >



   Felipe Sanches wrote:
   >
   >
   > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
   > From: *Felipe Sanches* <felipe.sanches@gmail.com
   <mailto:felipe.sanches@gmail.com>
   > <mailto:felipe.sanches@gmail.com <mailto:felipe.sanches@gmail.com>>>
   > Date: Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 3:14 AM
   > Subject: promoting SVG
   > To: Asa Dotzler <asa@mozilla.org <mailto:asa@mozilla.org>
   <mailto:asa@mozilla.org <mailto:asa@mozilla.org>>>,
   > stb@mozilla.com <mailto:stb@mozilla.com> <mailto:stb@mozilla.com
   <mailto:stb@mozilla.com>>
   >
   >
   > hello,
   >
   > My name is Felipe Sanches. I am an Inkscape developer (also known as
   > JucaBlues at the Inkscape community) and I am putting efforts in the
   > spread SVG usage for web content. I am very excited about the
   > possibilities that this technology brings and also about the
   openness
   > of it (mainly compared to proprietary Flash technology).
   >
   > I have recently developed a little game using SVG and
   javascript. You
   > can see it here:
   > http://bighead.poli.usp.br/~juca/code/svg/minigame/minigame.svg
   <http://bighead.poli.usp.br/%7Ejuca/code/svg/minigame/minigame.svg>
   > <http://bighead.poli.usp.br/%7Ejuca/code/svg/minigame/minigame.svg>
   >
   > I would like to promote something together with Mozilla. I was
   > thinking about a game coding contest. The rules would require
   the game
   > to use SVG technology and to run properly in Firefox 3 (and,
   > optionaly, on any SVG compliant browser). I would like to
   promote this
   > contest myself, but I do not have enough resources to provide cool
   > prizes and also I do not have the same visibility as you guys
   have in
   > order to reach the greatest possible number of contest submissions
   > from the webdevelopment community. Even harder when you think
   about an
   > specific technology we are trying to promote.
   >
   > Since Firefox is an SVG capable browser, and Mozilla is clearely in
   > favour of open standards for the web, I supose that you would be
   > interested in making this contest become a reality.
   >
   > I can write a tutorial explaining which techniques & tools I used to
   > develop this example SVG+javascript game, so this could also
   > eventually help promoting Inkscape, which is the opensource SVG
   editor
   > project to which I often contribute.
   >
   > I am waiting to hear your opinions on the subject,
   > best wishes,
   > Felipe Sanches
   >
   > PS:
   > these are the instructions for the example game:
   > Enter key - Starts the game
   > Right and left arrow keys - moves Tux
   > SpaceBar - tux tries to hit the MSN butterfly
   >
   > also, if you need, you can zoom the graphics with ctrl + (plus)
   > SVG is vector graphics, so you wont loose quality when zooming
   SVG content
   >
   >
   ------------------------------------------------------------------------
   >
   >
   -------------------------------------------------------------------------
   > This SF.Net email is sponsored by the Moblin Your Move
   Developer's challenge
   > Build the coolest Linux based applications with Moblin SDK & win
   great prizes
   > Grand prize is a trip for two to an Open Source event anywhere
   in the world
   > http://moblin-contest.org/redirect.php?banner_id=100&url=/
   <http://moblin-contest.org/redirect.php?banner_id=100&url=/>
   >
   ------------------------------------------------------------------------
   >
   > _______________________________________________
   > Inkscape-devel mailing list
   > Inkscape-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
   <mailto:Inkscape-devel@lists.sourceforge.net>

   > https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/inkscape-devel
   >


   -------------------------------------------------------------------------
   This SF.Net email is sponsored by the Moblin Your Move Developer's
   challenge
   Build the coolest Linux based applications with Moblin SDK & win
   great prizes
   Grand prize is a trip for two to an Open Source event anywhere in
   the world
   http://moblin-contest.org/redirect.php?banner_id=100&url=/
   <http://moblin-contest.org/redirect.php?banner_id=100&url=/>
   _______________________________________________
   Inkscape-devel mailing list
   Inkscape-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
   <mailto:Inkscape-devel@lists.sourceforge.net>

   https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/inkscape-devel


------------------------------------------------------------------------

-------------------------------------------------------------------------
This SF.Net email is sponsored by the Moblin Your Move Developer's challenge
Build the coolest Linux based applications with Moblin SDK & win great prizes
Grand prize is a trip for two to an Open Source event anywhere in the world
http://moblin-contest.org/redirect.php?banner_id=100&url=/
------------------------------------------------------------------------

_______________________________________________
Inkscape-devel mailing list
Inkscape-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/inkscape-devel