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16 July 2009, 09:20

Canonical seeking desktop backgrounds for Ubuntu 9.10

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Kenneth Wimer of the Canonical Design Team has announced that the team is seeking high quality desktop backgrounds from "anyone and everyone" for the upcoming Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" release. The team have created a Flickr photo group pool where users can submit or simply browse the proposed backgrounds. "Ubuntu would like to include a beautiful set of images for our users to choose from in our next release," said Wimer.

The background guidelines for submitting images advise that users should avoid prominent use of the Ubuntu logo as "it appears enough places already" and users should be careful when using small patterns that could become uneven when scaled. Text should also be avoided because it doesn't scale well and it can't be easily translated.

More details about submission requirements can be found on the Background Guidelines Wiki and all images must be freely licensed under the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA license. The final version of Karmic Koala is scheduled to be released on the 29th of October.

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