I find it odd that the PureOS Store icon is a shopping bag with a picture of a button on it.
This is not a criticism, per se; just an expression of mild puzzlement. Can anyone explain how this came about?
A haberdashery shop is not the first kind of shop I would have thought of drawing an analogy with in order to illustrate the concept of “app store”; I probably would have gone for some kind of tool shop or DIY store.
But, then again, apps are not necessarily tools. Sometimes they serve a decorative or not purely utilitarian purpose, or they are materials for building a larger whole, in which case haberdashery works rather well as an analogy. But art and design materials, as seen in RISC OS and Mac OS, probably have closer equivalents in the realm of software. Sewing materials seem strangely specific.
I agree that it looks like a button. But I don’t think that it’s supposed to be one.
Looks more like a stylized group (i.e. subdirectory) of apps to me.
Here’s a variant of the icon that seems to support the app-group theory: https://source.puri.sm/Librem5/gnome-software/-/blob/librem5-3-34-0/data/icons/hicolor/scalable/org.gnome.Software.svg
Ahh, maybe that’s it. Considering it in that light, it reminds me a bit of the applications icon(s) used by Nokia.
If I recall correctly, puri.sm is still looking for a Marketing DIrector. When they hire one perhaps artistic minimalism will be changed?
Wouldn’t hiring more people likely make the phone even more expensive than it already is?
I’m sure Purism would happily accept merge requests from the community for review though.
If the advert for a Marketing person is already out, it is already in the budget including Dept. expenditures. No gain or loss. Considering that, there is probably unspent money in that subledger.
Wish they transferred that budget to the phone-shipping, camera-fixing, and suspend-supporting subledgers though.
Raiding unspent budgets is not unheard of. All it takes is an internal memo. But it would propbably be a pittance of overall operations. Otherwise I agree. (Marketing budgets also include an allowance for SWAG, which is probably why there isn’t much out there.)