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From: Kurt Lieber <klieber@g.o>
Subject: Re: timely logo and trademark questions
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2004 01:04:39 +0000
On Tue, Nov 02, 2004 at 03:28:54PM -0700 or thereabouts, Daniel Robbins wrote:
> 1) Is Gentoo going to officially start using Aaron Shi's Gentoo "infinity"
> logo? I need a definite commitment from the trustees one way or the other so
> I can order new products for the store and know for certain that I am using
> the right logo. This issue would seem to be a trustee issue as the votes are
> in for the Web contest, and the issue of what logo to use has legal
> implications.
> 
> Personally I like the new "infinity" logo (since Gentoo presents an infinite
> number of possibilities, it seems like a great fit) but wolf31o2 has told me
> that there is a move afoot to nix the new "infinity" logo and keep what we
> already have since some devs think it looks too "ricer." I also like the new
> "infinity" logo because it's printable using 1 color, unlike our "g" and my
> rendered "gentoo" logo. And I prefer it over the square "gentoo" logo that
> we have been using for the last year.
> 
> I have already placed an order for some new "infinity" logo merchandise for
> the store (today) but I'll put the order on hold until I know for sure.

No decisions have been made, so we will not be able to give you a
definitive commitment at this time.  Sven and I were just discussing
the redesign today, in fact.  

Speaking only for myself, I like the new logo and it's something that the
community as a whole has chosen as well.  I think we would need to have a
strong, compelling case for not using it since it is something the
community has voted on. 

I can certainly make sure to let you know as soon as we *have* reached a
decision, but as with most things in the FOSS world, it's going to take
more time than any of us might like.

--kurt
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