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From RGB ES <>
Subject Re: Need new logo for
Date Wed, 24 Oct 2012 20:46:14 GMT
2012/10/24 Andrea Pescetti <>

> Alexandro Colorado wrote:
>  On 10/23/12, Andrea Pescetti wrote:
>>> Exactly. And this means we cannot use Alexandro's SVG since it is not a
>>> 100% reproduction of the bitmap by Michael Acevedo (the orb is perfectly
>> Who made Michael Acevedo the offical artist of AOO? If we are going to
>> have a 'new' logo that automatically disqualify using MA logo
> Nobody made Michael Acevedo the official artist, but a mailing list vote
> approved his logo as the Apache OpenOffice logo for the 3.4.x series (at
> that time, we believed that the version after 3.4.x would be 4.x). So,
> again: for 3.4 and all official communication in 3.4 the reference logo is
> that one, and not something that is 95% similar to it or that tweaks
> colors/fonts. We must be consistent. This is the reason why we cannot use
> your SVG version now.
> But it is understood, as Graham wrote, that this is a temporary solution.
> For future releases we are free to adopt any new logo, having a similarity
> to the current one anywhere between 0% and 100%, and since we are not under
> pressure at the moment we can explore possibilities for a full rebranding:
> logo, site, palette, icons... If we go for a full rebranding, it is good to
> make it coincident with the 4.0 release since it would be easier to
> communicate and less suspicious to users.


4.0 is the time for a full rebranding, not before. Of course we need to
start with this sooner than later, but IMO it is not urgent.


> Regards,
>   Andrea.

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