[Its.an.education.project] Logo proposal
Stephen John Smoogen
smooge at gmail.com
Fri May 9 21:30:26 CEST 2008
On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 8:54 AM, Eben Eliason <eben.eliason at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 8:11 AM, Simon Schampijer <simon at schampijer.de> wrote:
>> Bert Freudenberg wrote:
>>> On 09.05.2008, at 10:51, Seth Woodworth wrote:
>>>> Does Sugar-labs really want to keep the OLPC XO symbol?
>>>> Actually, come to think of it, it's more of a sugar logo than an OLPC
>>> Well, the XO icon and name is intrinsically linked to the OLPC hardware.
>>> OTOH it is a generic icon for kids. Unless someone has a *really* good idea
>>> I'd say go with the XO icon, for now anyways.
>> The XO icon works quite well I think so it would be nice to be able to keep
>> it. But it is true that it is quite bound to the OLPC hardware. Some
>> possible vendors might even refuse to use sugar because of that or wanted to
>> have their own logo inserted. Maybe if the gen2 does not brand the xo-logo
>> on the hardware the use of the xo logo would work better.
> In truth, the XO logo was the core of Sugar and entirely developed in
> reference to software, and only later became stamped onto the hardware
> itself. Initially, the design intent was to reflect the green bumpers
> of the laptop with the stroke of the XO figure, and beyond that we
> didn't expect the physical hardware to have any specific Sugar
> references. It still seems to me that the XO logo really should be
> the face of Sugar.
>> Not even sure if the logo is not trademarked anyway.
> It is trademarked, but I /believe/ only in the context of computer
> hardware, which may mean we can still use it. Beyond that, there is
> still the possibility that OLPC can do the right thing and open it up
> to us anyway by adjusting the trademark. In reality, there are 3
> versions of the XO. The first is the stroked version found in the
> software. The second is the non-stroked version found in the OLPC
> logo, and the third is the one found on the XO hardware (which has
> rounded inner corners for some reason). The "Sugar" XO, oddly, is the
> trademarked one, but again, perhaps that's the wrong thing.
Personally I would suggest going to something different if for no
other reason than it allows you to not have to deal with too much IP
Looking up some stuff last night.. I found that the glucose image and
sucrose images are interlocking X's and O's . Using that might be a
Of course.. I worry about the diabetic message :).
> - Eben
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