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FreeBSD poster template for "Google Code-In" and "Summer of Code" events #2 FreeBSD
Status: Closed Time to complete: 96 hrs Mentors: Jakub Klama Tags: pdf, poster, advertising, freebsd, gimp

Description of a task

The purpose of this task is to advertise Google Open Source programs among young people and college students. 

Participant will create a template of a poster for advertising FreeBSD in the context of Google Code-In and Google Summer of Code programmes. The poster must be ready to be sticked to the university's front door. It must be something very easy to read and simple (simple as in 'Artistic minimalism' not as 'Do this task as quickly as possible'). 

The poster must be something you would like to see on your own school's wall with advertisements. 

Technical proposal

You must create a layout (preferably white, since it always plays nicely with other colors) which will be able to accomodate two logos: GCIN/GSoC logo and FreeBSD logo. 

Sample logos 


Logo must be easily replacable. Think of your template to be used over next 5 years. We must be able to take the template, be able to copy & paste new logos for 2014 and render it nicely. In other words: your template to be valuable must be reusable. 

Mentor of this project is not a judge. Use your own imagination. The poster layout must be practical. Look at previous GCIN/GSoC logos. Take a look at their sizes (they vary). Take a look at colors (they vary too). Come up with something attractive. 

Participant must be fluent in GIMP or any other FREE graphics program. She/he must be technically skilled and artistically talented.

Uploaded Work
File name/URL File size Date submitted
freeBSDflyer.tar.gz 2.0 MB November 27 2011 15:24 UTC
freeBSDflyerALLIGNED.tar.gz 2.0 MB November 27 2011 21:31 UTC
n00l3 on November 25 2011 22:51 UTC Task Claimed

I would like to work on this task.

n00l3 on November 26 2011 23:10 UTC Claim Removed

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Nathan on November 27 2011 02:27 UTC Task Claimed

I would like to work on this task.

Wojciech A. Koszek on November 27 2011 09:54 UTC Task Assigned

This task has been assigned to Nathan. You have 96 hours to complete this task, good luck!

Nathan on November 27 2011 15:24 UTC Ready for review

The work on this task is ready to be reviewed.

Wojciech A. Koszek on November 27 2011 17:57 UTC Task Needs More Work

One of the mentors has sent this task back for more work. Talk to the mentor(s) assigned to this task to satisfy the requirements needed to complete this task, submit your work again and mark the task as complete once you re-submit your work.

Wojciech A. Koszek on November 27 2011 18:00 UTC Review


This looks really, really nice!

Do you think (could you check?) if aligning the text in the center would help the readability a bit? In other words: you have '...something1', '...something2', 'something3' in points in the middle. Do you think dots '...' could get aligned e.g.: so that 1st dot of the 1st line is under 1st dot of the 2nd line?

Maybe it would look a bit better?

Would a bit bigger logos help?


If you get back to us with your feedback, this task will get accepted. 




Nathan on November 27 2011 22:02 UTC RE: Review

About the text:

Originally I had the dots alligned, but I liked it better with the first and last point alligned off the first character of the second point. However I uploaded copy of the images with them alligned, since beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

About the logos:

Definitely a bigger logo, would be better, but unfortuantly I couldn't get my hands on any big logos for gci or gsoc. However I left enough space in the area where the logos go for a much bigger logo, should there be one avalible



Nathan on November 27 2011 22:02 UTC Ready for review

The work on this task is ready to be reviewed.

Wojciech A. Koszek on November 28 2011 22:43 UTC Task Closed

Congratulations, this task has been completed successfully.

Wojciech A. Koszek on November 28 2011 22:52 UTC Thanks!


Please consider staying with FreeBSD in terms of advertising and

other similar tasks.

This task is accomplished. Thanks a lot!