[open-development] "Open for Change" platform and logo contest

Christine Prefontaine christine at facilitatingchange.org
Mon Jan 24 20:32:54 UTC 2011

Hi Rolf,

Good that you're doing this. Great cause. But asking for design work
on spec<http://www.no-spec.com/faq/>?
Sorry. Not so great.

I've worked development sector in a communications and knowledge-sharing
capacity for about 10 years now. The impulse and sense of ethics that has
led me to advocate for open research and open development also forces me to
speak up now about this approach, which is broadly considered unethical in
the design field.

As people who work for social justice and social change I think it's
important to support professional work and fair compensation.

I understand that you likely have a limited budget. But please consider
asking a designer to take on this work at a reduced rate or pro bono. There
are lots of talented designers out there who will support your work in this
way. I know because I often do communication work for free. And I would be
happy to help you find someone.

Learn more on this topic here:


Warmest regards,

Christine Prefontaine
Montreal, Canada

On Mon, Jan 24, 2011 at 12:23 PM, Rolf Kleef <rolf at drostan.org> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> The Dutch international development aid sector is starting "Open for
> Change", a platform to accelerate the spreading of knowledge and
> implementations of open data (primarily aimed at The Netherlands for
> now, and obviously looking for synergy with OKF, CKAN, IATI, etc etc)
> Right now, we still need a logo, and we opened a contest for that:
> http://99designs.com/logo-design/contests/open-change-63274/brief
> If you have design skills (or friends who do), why not have a go at it?
> We'll have more on our plans for this year soon. And feel free to drop
> me a line.
> Kind regards,
> Rolf.
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