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Debian Logo Contest

Debian Project
Debian Logo Contest
February 4, 1999

>> News

The Debian project is in the process of looking for a new logo.  Currently 
Debian has a semi-official logo, which can be seen at
<http://www.debian.org/logos/debianlogo-2.jpg>.  As a majority of Debian 
developers are not happy with the current logo, we are searching for a new 
logo to replace the current one using a GIMP logo contest.  Submission 
information and other details are available at <http://contest.gimp.org/>.

Debian would like to have two logos: one logo with a very liberal license 
that everyone is free to use (for example on webpages, shirts, etc.), and 
a more official logo with a restricted license which can only be used on 
official Debian items (like CD's produced from the official ISO-images).  
Please note both license are not finished yet.

Of course it is important to determine what exactly constitutes a logo.  
The logo should meet the following criteria:

* it must be easily recognizable as the Debian logo
* it should not be Linux specific
* it must look good in black & white
* it must be scalable
* it should not be too detailed, so it works in low resolution
* works both with and without text at the bottom (can be ignored if the 
  text `Debian' is part of the logo)

Each submission should consist of 2 logos for the reasons explained above. 
Details on submissions can be found on the GIMP contest homepage at 

The winning logo will be decided on by the Debian developers. Since there 
are a lot of active developers it may take as long as 3-4 weeks after the 
end of the contest to decide who the winner is.

The winner will be awarded an email-address at debian.org, a CD-set
with Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 for the architecture of his/her choice (Alpha,
i386, m68k, or Sparc) and ever-lasting fame for creating the Debian 

>> About Debian

The Debian project is an organization of many users who volunteer 
their time and effort.  One of its tasks is to maintain and update Debian 
GNU/Linux which is a free distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system.  
Other Debian projects include the development of the Debian GNU/Hurd 
operating system.

Linux kernel based operating systems are POSIX based, freely 
distributable, and includes features such as true multitasking, virtual 
memory, shared libraries, demand loading, proper memory management, TCP/IP 
networking, and other features consistent with Unix-type systems.  It is 
used by individuals and organizations worldwide.

GNU Hurd provides architecture-independent services normally found in Unix 
kernels. The Hurd is a collection of servers that run on top of a 
microkernel  to implement file systems, network protocols, file access 
control, and other features.  Hurd currently runs on the GNU Mach 

>> Contact Information 

For further information, please send email to the Debian Press Contact 
<press@debian.org> or visit the Debian homepage at <http://www.debian.org/>

Nils Lohner				E-Mail: lohner@debian.org
Debian Press Contact                    Press:  press@debian.org

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