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From Stephen Weiss <>
Subject Re: Solr Logo thought
Date Tue, 05 Aug 2008 20:02:51 GMT
My issue with the logos presented was they made solr look like a  
school project instead of the powerful tool that it is.  The tricked  
out font or whatever just usually doesn't play well with the business  
types... they want serious-looking software.  First impressions are  
everything.  While the fiery colors are appropriate for something  
named Solr, you can play with that without getting silly - take a look  

(Luckily there are many businesses that do solar energy!)

They have the same elements but with a certain simplicity and elegance.

I know probably some people don't care if it makes the boss or client  
happy, but, these are the kinds of seemingly insignificant things that  
make people choose a bad, proprietary piece of junk over something  
solid and open-source... it's all about appearances!  The people  
making the decision often have little else to go on, unfortunately.


On Aug 5, 2008, at 3:45 PM, Lukáš Vlček wrote:

> Hi,
> I would like to give it a shot. Are there any solr logo success
> criteria/requirements? Any hints or suggestions from community is  
> welcomed.
> Just close your eyes, start dreaming and send my couple of words  
> about what
> you see... I am all ears.
> Also I found that the wiki mentions some
> genesis<

> >of
> Solar/Solr technology but still I don't understand if the relation to
> sun
> is intentional or coincidence.
> Regards,
> Lukas
> On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 4:08 AM, Norberto Meijome  
> <>wrote:
>> On Mon, 4 Aug 2008 09:29:30 -0700
>> Ryan McKinley <> wrote:
>>>> If there is a still room for new log design for Solr and the
>>>> community is
>>>> open for it then I can try to come up with some proposal. Doing  
>>>> logo
>>>> for
>>>> Mahout was really interesting experience.
>>> In my opinion, yes....  I'd love to see more effort put towards  the
>>> logo.  I have stayed out of this discussion since I don't really  
>>> think
>>> any of the logos under consideration are complete.  (I begged some
>>> friends to do two of the three logos under consideration)  I would
>>> love to refine them, but time... oooh time.
>> +1
>> If we are going to change what we have, i'd love to see some more  
>> options ,
>> or
>> better quality - no offence meant , but those "logos" aren't really  
>> a huge
>> improvement or departure from the current one.
>> I think whatever we change to we'll be wanting to use it for a long  
>> time.
>> B
>> _________________________
>> {Beto|Norberto|Numard} Meijome
>> If you find a solution and become attached to it, the solution may  
>> become
>> your
>> next problem.
>> I speak for myself, not my employer. Contents may be hot. Slippery  
>> when
>> wet.
>> Reading disclaimers makes you go blind. Writing them is worse. You  
>> have
>> been
>> Warned.
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