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Re: Branding for Debian derivatives -- "Debian Distilled"

Henning Makholm wrote:
>> Okay, so this is just my idea. Add grains of salt to taste, etc.
>> The idea is to take the Debian "official use" logo [0] which we've
>> never really made much use of, and declare it the logo for derivatives
>> instead. Add the word "distilled" [1] underneath, and you could describe
>> a derivative something like this:
> I'm not much for co-opting the bottle logo like this. True, it is
> seldom used, but some people do know what it is currently supposed to
> mean, and it will create confusion to start using it for something
> completely opposite.
> How about someting like
> <http://henning.makholm.net/debian/debianbased.png>
> which shows Debian rolling out the red carpet for derivates? :-)

To be honest, I don't think the bottle logo is any good for anything.
It's unbalanced, unmemorable, fiddly and pretty ugly.

Might be a good opportunity to run another competition, and at the same
time get some publicity for what we are trying to achieve -- explaining
why we need a logo would coincidentally also publicise our philosophy on
derivatives (cooperation with/encouragement of etc.)...

With luck we might even get a decent logo for that use out of it too ;-)



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