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From Benedikt Ritter <benerit...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [ALL] Logo contest for Commons?
Date Sat, 02 Aug 2014 15:11:20 GMT
I'll create an issue and promote the contest as soon as I have some time for that.

Benedikt

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> Am 02.08.2014 um 08:22 schrieb Duncan Jones <duncan@wortharead.com>:
> 
>> On 19 July 2014 05:04, Phil Steitz <phil.steitz@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 7/18/14, 1:55 AM, Benedikt Ritter wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> 
>>> the Apache Commons project currently does not have it's own logo! We are
>>> simply reusing the Apache logo with the feather. I even remember a guy from
>>> legal say, that they don't like it very much when projects reuse the Apache
>>> feather for their logo.
>> 
>> Huh?  Httpd just has a feather and their name.  Our current logo is
>> the feather *plus* the name with the little tm thingy.  Seems
>> perfectly legit to me as a logo.
>> 
>> That said, this is a do-ocracy, so anyone who wants to propose
>> something different, more power to them.
>> 
>> Phil
> 
> I wanted to use the logo last year [1] in an advert on Stack Overflow
> to drive more developers towards Commons projects (see [2] for the
> 2014 H2 competition). Because of the usage of the Apache Feather,
> there was debate over whether the Commons logo could be used without
> further permission. In the end I opted for safety and emailed our
> trademark folks for some input. Sadly I received none and the advert
> idea died.
> 
> I would be in favour of a new logo that we can use freely.
> 
> Duncan
> 
> [1] http://markmail.org/message/jgs4ucfmu2orlcia
> [2] http://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/260377/open-source-advertising-sidebar-2h-2014
> 
>>> 
>>> The log4j2 project did a very successful logo contest where they collected
>>> ideas for a new logo and finally picked the best proposal [1].
>>> 
>>> How about we start our own logo contest for commons?
>>> 
>>> Regards,
>>> Benedikt
>>> 
>>> [1] https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LOG4J2-316
>>> 
>> 
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