fedora-logo and fedora-themes discussions

Fabian A. Scherschel fab at sixgun.org
Fri Apr 15 13:38:32 UTC 2011

We could always tone the logo down a bit. Make it monochrome as you suggest
or even slightly transparent...


On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 3:13 PM, Rahul Sundaram <metherid at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 04/15/2011 04:26 PM, Aleksandra Bookwar wrote:
> > Hello, everyone,
> >
> > I would like to invite you to these two particular discussions:
> >
> > 1) gnome-shell extension that adds a Fedora logo
> >
> >
> http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/design-team/2011-April/004233.html
> Using the extension for a few days now and I am not convinced it should
> be the default.  The panel is a black one with monochromatic icons and
> the Fedora logo attracts a lot of attention and while I initially
> thought it would serve the purpose of branding really well, it turns out
> to be distracting for me considering the rather subdued design of the
> shell which emphasises the use of colors for things that really do need
> immediate attention like the battery getting drained or whatever.
> https://live.gnome.org/GnomeShell/Design/Whiteboards/SymbolicIcons/
> If we decide to go with this, I would suggest using the monochromatic
> variant of the logo as well
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Logo/UsageGuidelines#Greyscale_Logo
> > 2) customization of themes and colors in gnome 3 desktop in Fedora 15
> >
> > http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/desktop/2011-April/007130.html
> >
> > I think that these topics are important for promoting Fedora 15 to
> > end-users and Fedora Marketing Team should be involved.
> If GNOME Shell has no support for changing these without extensions, I
> am not sure what marketing can say about that.    Can you clarify what
> you are asking here?  It's important to understand the difference
> between marketing in a traditional software environment and in a open
> source project. In a traditional environment, marketing goes to
> customers or end users, gathers data and provides input on what
> engineering should focus on and a sub division responsible for branding
> decides how products how should be branded however in a open source
> project, marketing is usually focused on promoting what developers come
> up with and while this isn't the ideal situation,  in a open community,
> we can merely influence but not dictate.
> Rahul
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