[Mageia-dev] Art, Logo and Branding

Mihai Dobrescu msdobrescu at gmail.com
Thu Sep 23 22:28:03 CEST 2010

On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 11:17 PM, Marc Paré <marc at marcpare.com> wrote:

> I think in the grand scheme of things, we should all acknowledge that
> should the name "Mageia" not work, that a name change would be a
> possibility, just as a logo change is still a possibility. We have seen this
> from many OSS firms who went through this process.
> We should be careful in making the distro too "cottagey" or "home grown" in
> looks and flavour. I would suggest that the long term vision for the distro
> also include a commercial aspect. There should be a community driven distro
> and a commercial distro (read server). If we organise under these terms,
> then the choice of name, logo and branding changes.
> A name and logo for the Mageia project should exude a community spirit as
> well a professional corporate spirit. Would a business have a problem
> repeating "We use the Mageia distro to run our servers and our desktops."? I
> personally think that the name is solid in this case, whether for community
> or corporate use. Side note: I prefer the "soft g" sound of the name --- "
> Mah jay ah " (more like the French "j'ai" sound) -- it sounds classy.
> So, the logo should then follow suit and exude the same feeling. It should
> reflect both a feeling of community as well as bear the scrutiny of
> corporate world. Would they feel confident in hanging our shingle (read
> logo) on their website's front page? I too tend to sway more towards the
> simple logo concept. I don't personally think that a magic wand would not
> work in a corporate setting, this would then limit it's use. We would then
> have to adopt a corporate logo. I am not sure if this would make good sense
> as, in a way, we would then be fragmenting the distro. A solid logo for
> both, in my opinion, would make the most sense.
> Marc
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I'm just a user. I totally agree, although I like to play a little.
I do need a sleek and serious logo/symbol to the OS I use, usually a limo,
but able to deploy a
super-space-age-robot-ready-to-save-the-universe-if-necessary feeling. This
is what I expect. Hope I did not scared you all :D. Hugs.
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