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From "Mattmann, Chris A (398J)" <>
Subject Re: [jira] [Commented] (MESOS-337) New Logo for Mesos Project
Date Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:04:43 GMT
Thanks Shane we'll do that.

Small update: it's the Apache Mesos PMC (we're proud of it!) no more
"P" prefix anymore.

Thanks again for the guidance dood.


Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

-----Original Message-----
From: Shane Curcuru <>
Reply-To: "" <>
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2013 1:16 PM
To: "" <>, Apache Mesos Dev
Cc: "" <>
Subject: Re: [jira] [Commented] (MESOS-337) New Logo for Mesos Project

>(Note this message spans private and public lists)
>On 6/26/13 11:03 PM, David Nalley wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 3:15 PM, Dave Lester
>><> wrote:
>>> Hi Shane and David,
>>> Now that the vote for a Mesos logo has passed, I have two questions:
>>> 1) Is there a formal process for transferring the rights for a logo? I
>>> wasn't able to find anything on the website.
>>> 2) Where should I inquire about whether or not we need a TM to appear
>>>in our
>>> new logo? As Chris A pointed out, a number of high-profile Apache
>>> don't have a TM in their logos so I was unclear if this was necessary.
>> I'll defer to Shane to provide a canonical answer on 1.
>> On #2, [1] seems pretty clear that a TM is needed. The fact that many
>> projects aren't adhering to that isn't a good justification for not
>> adhering to the branding guidelines IMO.
>> [1]
>> --David
>As David notes, yes, we do need to have TMs in project logos.  That not
>all projects have yet complied is more a result of the fact we often
>have a hard time finding volunteers with the graphical skills to update
>logos without mucking them up.  It's not a gating issue; the project can
>certainly checkin and display the logo without the TM, but you do need
>to have an action item to add the TM at some point.
>In terms of assigning logo rights, we are working with legal counsel to
>provide a simple trademark assignment that the logo designer can sign
>for us.  In the meantime, the Mesos PPMC should simply ensure that the
>original logo's author has expressed their desire to donate this logo as
>the Apache Mesos project logo in an email onlist, so we have the intent
>down clearly.
>- Shane Curcuru
>   VP, Brand Management
>   The Apache Software Foundation

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