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Are you happy with the Gentoo logo?
Yes, I love the current logo!
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 95%  [ 40 ]
No, I would love to see an update.
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Total Votes : 42

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Dan-Erik
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:51 pm    Post subject: Petition to update the Gentoo logo Reply with quote

The Gentoo logo never appealed to me. I saw it many times over the years, long before I even considered trying Gentoo myself, and I always wondered why they picked something so ugly to represent their distribution... Now that I'm becoming one of the group (still a very new user) I wanted to contribute by making the Gentoo image a bit more appealing. Hence this petition, to see if there's a large resistance to changing the logo, or if more people feel like me.

If I had some more talent with computer graphics or painting I would submit a real effort too. But I'm afraid I'm quite graphically challenged. I do know what I like though, and the current Gentoo logo is not on that list. But maybe I could lend some inspiration to those more talented than me... So here's a couple of suggestions ;

http://m.imgur.com/xCSJTvB
This is my drawing skill. It is a combination of two Thai signs (as in their alphabet) one in black and one in red. Together, those two characters make the sound "gen" to which you can add 2 to make it "Gentoo". The Gentoo penguin animal also has a white arc over its head and a red beak so those two Thai characters combined look a bit like a penguin head even without additions. With some neat graphics added, it could make for a cool logo, even though I guess most Gentoo users wouldn't really be able to read the characters...

http://thumb1.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/3296408/316673264/stock-vector-gentoo-penguin-cartoon-vector-illustration-316673264.jpg
This picture has several Gentoo penguins in it, and especially the top left one shows that white arc over the head and red beak in an interesting pattern that in my opinion would make for a much better logo for Gentoo.

The black and red colors are also the first you see of a Gentoo install when that red prompt shoes up on a black background, so it's a strong identifyer.

Anyway, just wanted to make a petition. The possible inspirations were just something to get people thinking and talking.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dan-Erik,

Welcome to Gentoo.

I voted to keep the current logo. Its a registered trademark of the Gentoo Foundation Inc.
Changing it is not just a matter of desiging/approving/using a new logo.
It needs to be registered and all the websites that use it need to be updated.

Many sites use the logo in a nominative way, which is permitted by trademark law, to say, link to a page within the gentoo.org namespace.
Most of these sites are not under Gentoo control. This would lead to a good deal of confusion.

The Gentoo Foundation Inc trustees would need to vote in favour of such a change and I for one, would vote against as its not good use of Gentoo Foundation Inc. funding.

It would also make my Gentoo Tee shirts obsolete :)
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The Doctor
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I say keep the logo. It is recognized as the Gentoo logo by the Linux community so rebranding would be ridiculously difficult.

Gentoo is all about choice and it isn't like Ubuntu which is going to show off the logo on bootup or something. If you want to see a different logo on your computer you can easily make it so.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One-beaner, joined today just to tell us our logo sucks.

Do you even use Gentoo?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Petition to update the Gentoo logo Reply with quote

Dan-Erik wrote:
http://m.imgur.com/xCSJTvB
This is my drawing skill.

no offence, but seriously it's funny, dude get another hobby because if you are at that level and over 5 years, you really should!

If this is a joke, great, you've made me laugh, else if you keep doing that, it might be because your friends keep telling you have talent. You would make perfect candidate for some america got talent or similar show.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like the Gentoo logo. It's distinctive.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes.

...but I much prefer the flat and darker variants of the logo rather than the shiny windows-vista-esque one.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep the current logo.
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