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From Duncan Jones <>
Subject Re: [ALL] Logo contest for Commons?
Date Sat, 02 Aug 2014 06:22:08 GMT
On 19 July 2014 05:04, Phil Steitz <> wrote:
> On 7/18/14, 1:55 AM, Benedikt Ritter wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> the Apache Commons project currently does not have it's own logo! We are
>> simply reusing the Apache logo with the feather. I even remember a guy from
>> legal say, that they don't like it very much when projects reuse the Apache
>> feather for their logo.
> Huh?  Httpd just has a feather and their name.  Our current logo is
> the feather *plus* the name with the little tm thingy.  Seems
> perfectly legit to me as a logo.
> That said, this is a do-ocracy, so anyone who wants to propose
> something different, more power to them.
> Phil

I wanted to use the logo last year [1] in an advert on Stack Overflow
to drive more developers towards Commons projects (see [2] for the
2014 H2 competition). Because of the usage of the Apache Feather,
there was debate over whether the Commons logo could be used without
further permission. In the end I opted for safety and emailed our
trademark folks for some input. Sadly I received none and the advert
idea died.

I would be in favour of a new logo that we can use freely.



>> The log4j2 project did a very successful logo contest where they collected
>> ideas for a new logo and finally picked the best proposal [1].
>> How about we start our own logo contest for commons?
>> Regards,
>> Benedikt
>> [1]
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