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

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Tue Jun 2 21:15:39 EDT 2009

We are kind of in limbo right now ...
- the origional logo has a very good use guideline
- the new logo has nothing (it does use a specific colour of blue for
use under the OSGeo (for "project", "committee" etc...)
- the new marketing materials ignore all of this and place the logo
ontop of a complicated background

With this in mind I would not have a problem with you using your
special color of orange for the tagline; but would like to make sure
that word "OSGeo" remains in its traditional color (if that is even
part of your logo). Do you have a sample that you could email the


On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 10:52 PM, Marco Lechner - FOSSGIS e.V.
<marco.lechner at fossgis.de> 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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