Hi Andre - welcome to the community - great to see you here and I look forward to working with you and your colleagues 

It's great news that you can dive straight in with this important work

I can't find the old thread on this, but in summary I think it stalled because the cloudstack logo didn't fit nicely inside the "powered by" circle that Sally references ( it resulted in the cloudstack logo being very small)

Maybe it could be made to work bu somebody with an eye for design. But as ilya says, we don't have to stick with that design - it's not obligatory 

Maybe best to come up with some ideas and post a link here

Also : I've always thought that it would be good to give some options that are not just "powers by"

A few with words like "supporter of" and "contributor to" would be great 

Kind Regards



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On 29 Jan 2016, at 01:14, Sally Khudairi <sk@apache.org> wrote:

Thanks, André --your timing is good, actually.

We just launched the new ASF identity yesterday, and will continue rolling out the new assets over the next few months.

To that end, we have an existing "Powered By Apache" campaign that can be used generally or specifically with certain Apache projects. Please see http://apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby
Again, given that our launch was just 26 hours ago, the icon for Apache CloudStack on file is the old one, but still very much valid. If this fits your needs, feel free to use as appropriate.

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The Apache Software Foundation

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From: "Walter, André" <Andre.Walter@bitgroup.de>
To: "marketing@cloudstack.apache.org" <marketing@cloudstack.apache.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2016 9:28 AM
Subject: Supported by ACS logo

Dear all,
I am pretty new to CloudStack community and want to start my thread with a short introduction.
I am working for BIT.Group GmbH and heading the area called “Cloud Services”. There we are delivering Infrastructure Management Services to big customers (mainly SAP) with a clear focus on open source technologies. That means we do classical IT outsourcing specialized on implementing and operating virtualization and OS layer with Experts / Administrators in Germany (Dresden) and China (Shanghai).
Giving this background we started last year to build up an own “BIT.Cloud” and decided to use Apache Cloud Stack and Ceph as focus technologies. Our experiences with ACS are really good (clearly we find the one or the other optimization potential ;-)), we had great interactions in the community already and we decided to deepen our involvement. So hopefully you will hear now inputs from our side quite more often and we especially want to increase the CloudStack presence in the German speaking area.
What we currently miss is a kind of “supported by ACS” logo, because we want to publish our Cloud offering with a clear statement of our focus technologies. I heart that there were already discussions in the past, but somehow it did not come to an end. Do you also see the need or in general would you support the initiative to get such a logo?
In case most of you answer the question with yes, I see following main questions:
·         Would you use the cloud stack (word), the monkey logo or the combination of both?
·         Are there any legal restrictions which we have to consider (e.g. does somebody has to approve this from ASF side?)
·         Do you know why the initiative in the past did not succeed?  
·         Did someone in the past already created some drafts or similar?
·         In case we have some logo proposals clearly some will like it and some won’t. Will we start a voting procedure or how does this work usually?
Please excuse this maybe stupid questions, but as I initially wrote, I am quite new to this J.
My wish would be, that everybody can use such a “supported by” logo in case he wants to and I would offer to engage our designer, to prepare some design proposals and share the results with you.
I am looking forward for a fruitful discussion and your feedback.
Thanks and best regards.
André Walter
Cloud Services
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