[VisCom] Re: [Web Comm] Project "logo buttons" requested from incubation process

Michael P. Gerlek mpg at lizardtech.com
Tue Oct 31 12:54:24 EST 2006

Yes, that page is out of date.  Those ideas will be folded into the "approved logo variants" I'll do when the final base logo is nailed down.


-----Original Message-----
From: Arnulf Christl [mailto:arnulf.christl at ccgis.de]
Sent: Tue 10/31/2006 9:34 AM
To: dev at webcommittee.osgeo.org; dev at visibilitycommittee.osgeo.org
Subject: [VisCom] Re: [Web Comm] Project "logo buttons" requested from incubation process
Jason Birch wrote:
> There was some work (and a PayPal account set up) for donations, but it
> never went beyond the test stage.  Probably because I forgot about it.
> This should be resurrected.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tyler Mitchell [mailto:tylermitchell at shaw.ca] 
> Sent: Monday, October 30, 2006 13:47
> To: dev at webcommittee.osgeo.org
> Cc: Michael P. Gerlek
> Subject: Re: [Web Comm] Project "logo buttons" requested from incubation
> process
> On 30-Oct-06, at 1:40 PM, Jason Birch wrote:
>> I believe that projects need a special button.
> I agree.
>> I don't know that we need to disambiguate between incubating and 
>> graduated projects, but am essentially neutral on this point if 
>> someone feels strongly about it.  This should involve viscom, because 
>> it affects print material as well.
> I'm neutral on this as well, in that I don't see the need personally.
> Jody wrote:
>> The buttons are up to us, we have options:
>> - use the logo and be minimal
>> - use the logo, foundation name, tag line
>> - provide a different button for projects in incubation
> Did you consider another one:
> - foundation logo with "donate" word  that acts as a 'donate now' button
> ?
> Tyler

Wiki wonders:

This page should be updated to reflect the adopted membership rules. Volunteers?

I would like to see a different "logo button tag line" for incubated and graduated projects. It is a symbolic and thus meaningful thing to edit the logo and see it appear on the web site once your project is graduated. In my opinion it is part of what OSGeo gives to projects. 

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