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Re: An additional flavor for the official logo

Hi there!

On Wed, 10 Nov 2010 10:51:43 +0100, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 09, 2010 at 11:50:37AM -0500, Yaroslav Halchenko wrote:
>> We are preparing (yet another) little booklet about Debian for
>> handing out at the Debian booth.  While composing it, somehow natively
>> the new meaning of the bottle in the official logo emerged:
>> http://www.onerussian.com/tmp/debianlogo.svg
>> Our spelling of the used acronym came even prior we recalled the
>> official logo (we were using openlogo first).
>> Do you feel such a logo would be inappropriate for representing Debian?

IMHO yes, read below.

>> What would be your 'spelling' of the acronym (see ours in the document
>> metadata)?
> Please expand it here, I haven't found the document metadata :)

From the SVG opened as plain text:

  Custom logo for Debian. VSOP could be spelled out as "Versatile,
  Simple, Open, Popular"

Well, I am more skeptical than before knowing it: AFAIK the Debian motto
is "The Universal Operating System", which is in no way represented in
your logo.

Another advantage of the current situation (at least for the official
"bottled" logo) is that the logo does not contain any other word except
"debian" itself (agreed, there is a version without the word), thus the
logo is not directly associated with the motto.

I still think that for anything not "fully" formal and official the
non-bottled logo is a better choice (everyone, DDs or not, can use it)
and the plain swirl is already a very strong recognition sign.

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca

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