[OpenLayers-Dev] Fwd: [OSGeo-Discuss] We now have an updated version of the OSGeo Logo

Erik Uzureau euzuro at gmail.com
Wed Nov 5 15:33:32 EST 2008

new updated logo for OSGEO

Does anyone else feel like we should maybe make some reference to OSGEO on
our homepage? mutual back scratching, etc?


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Arnulf Christl <arnulf.christl at wheregroup.com>
Date: Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 9:13 AM
Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] We now have an updated version of the OSGeo Logo
To: OSGeo Discussions <discuss at lists.osgeo.org>
Cc: OSGeo Marketing <marketing at lists.osgeo.org>

Hi All,
some might remember that we started working on an updated version of the
OSGeo logo (last year...). There have been some technical reasons to update
the logo. It is now easier to stitch on paraphernalia, copy on table cloth
banners, etc. Beyond this we have also listened to the critics of the old
version who said that the logo looked a bit more like a steering wheel than
a compass.

What needs to be done now is to tell the rest of the world about it so that
all who link to us will eventually exchange their old copy of the logo to
the new one. Please join the effort, hack your own site, upload the new logo
to your favorite social network, in general - spread the word.

 From a Marketing perspective you can tell a short story that ties in
well with our history. The compass rose has grown over the initial circle
symbolizing that we are reaching out to other realms as yet untouched by
spatial and FOSS. The lower right quarter of the outer circle is open,
symbolizing that we have an interface to connect with others. This might be
interesting for Local Chapters who want to use the logo and add their own
tag line (our current branding guidelines do not allow this but we will
amend that soon). You might want to maintain more individuality and
integrate the compass with your existing logo. If in doubt, ask Marketing.
The official logo tag line reads "Your Open Source Compass" and it should
not be changed. Plus there are now three special ones for sponsorship one
each for projects and incubating projects. Those should only be used on
sites that are officially mandated to do so (please check back with
Marketing if you are unsure whether you are allowed to use it).
You can also use the compass alone or with the "OSGeo" text below it (thats
the one on the Wiki). All versions are available through SVN [0] as SVG,
EMF, PNG24 and PNG8.

The obvious places in the Wiki [1], and the Drupal website have been updated
but some might still be linked from elsewhere. If you find one, please
exchange it for the updated version.

The large part of the work will be to update many more and often
inconspicuous places including the templates for OSGeo presentations, logo
guidelines and so on.

In a week or so we should be able to make a Press Release. If you have
anything to add pleas hack the Wiki [2].

Best regards,

[0] http://svn.osgeo.org/osgeo/marketing/logo/
[1] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Logo
[2] http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Logo_Update

I hopelessly underestimated the effort of getting this done in a timely
manner and organized fashion and therefore now just went ahead. Hopefully we
get this done well and I promise to never suggest updating the logo ever

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