[Marketing] guidelines to change/combine the OSGeo-Logo into localchapter Logos

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at lisasoft.com
Tue Jun 2 18:49:20 EDT 2009

Last I heard from this thread was that there are some branding rules 
somewhere which state that we are not supposed to change the OSGeo logo, 
however after a reasonable amount of debate, the rough consensus was 
that allowing creativity with logos (like mixing the OSGeo logo with the 
Southern Cross for the Aust/NZ chapter) is a good thing and should be 

I'm not sure if we voted on it, but if we didn't, then I propose that 
Tyler puts it to the vote. Then follows through with specific guidelines 
on appropriate wiki pages.

Marco Lechner - FOSSGIS e.V. wrote:
> Dear marketing-committee, dear Tyler and Arnulf,
> referencing the meeting of the marketing-committee from january ([1-4])
> the FOSSGIS e.V. who represents german language OSGeo local chapter
> D-A-CH created a new logo for the FOSSGIS association itself including
> the function of representing OSGeo in the german language countries.
> IMHO the guidelines for local chapters are still not fixed and that
> brings us in a little problem. Unlike the other local chapters we had to
> change the colors of the OSGeo-Logo elements to fit our logo [0]. The
> main color of the FOSSGIS/OSGeo D-A-CH is a specific orange, referencing
> on the big and significant FOSSGIS-conference hosted by OSGeo lc D-A-CH
> since years (even before FOSSGIS e.V. officially became an OSGeo local
> chapter). The logo of the OSGeo lc D-A-CH was chosen by a contest and
> therfore came out to be integrative - bringing together the tradition of
> FOSSGIS e.V. (fka GAV e.V.), OSGeo and the FOSSGIS-conference. the whole
> contest was transparent all the time and surely tracked by Arnulf and
> other german OSGeo activists.
> Before we start producing a bunch of marketing stuff (banners, roll-ups,
> flyers, ...) I want to be clear that the usage of the logo will be
> declared compatible with our function of representing the OSGeo in D, A
> & CH.
> An early reply will oblige
> Marco Lechner
> Marketing-Committee OSGeo lc D-A-CH
> Vizepresident FOSSGIS e.V.
> [0] http://www.fossgis.de/w/images/e/e8/FOSSGIS_RGB_200x680.png
> [1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Marketing_Meeting_2009.01.15#Agenda
> [2] http://logs.qgis.org/osgeo/%23osgeo.2009-01-14.log
> [3] http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/marketing/2009-January/002104.html
> [4] http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/marketing/2009-January/002129.html
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