[mapserver-dev] MapServer Logo...

Stephen Woodbridge woodbri at swoodbridge.com
Wed Nov 25 13:07:35 EST 2009

Jeff McKenna wrote:
> Howard Butler wrote:
>> On Nov 25, 2009, at 10:49 AM, Stephen Woodbridge wrote:
>>> Steve Lime wrote:
>>>> The recent post to the osgeo discussion list about project logos got 
>>>> me thinking *again* about logos and our lack of anything official. 
>>>> There was a thread last year on the topic with an idea I had (see 
>>>> attached) based on a combination
>>>> of folded highway map and pixels. Some folks liked it, others 
>>>> thought it was too "Windows-ish". I still see
>>>> potential in it...
>>>> Anyway, I'd *really* like to do something on this. We could:
>>>>  - float my idea to user list asking for specific implementations 
>>>> with it as a base (a contest with a starting point),
>>>> might get some interesting variations
>>>>  - create a logo contest starting from scratch
>>>>  - commission a logo (need $'s)
>>> I think we should do a contest and use your idea as a seed for the 
>>> contest and let people use it as a spring board or create a new idea.
>>> Set some kind of time limit like all submissions must be received by 
>>> Jan 1, 2010. All submissions are posted on the wiki for review and 
>>> comments and then the PSC selects the top 3-5 or not and puts them up 
>>> for a community vote.
>>> Or something along those lines.
>> I think the contest has been tried, IIRC.  I think a well-colored 
>> version (let's use this opportunity to get a color scheme and do the 
>> website with it) of this one will be perfect.  It looks a tiny bit 
>> like Mapufacture's, but not quite, and it would make an excellent 
>> favicon as well as header for the site.
>> Let's do it.
> I'm with Howard - I think the PSC should agree on a color scheme of 
> Steve's logo and approve.  Personally when I think of MapServer I think 
> of the old 'MapServer blue' site, so I see blue.

I'm ok with this also. I think my unstated point was lets do whatever it 
takes to get this done.

-Steve W

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