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Re: WHAT to push to internet

From: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
To: "PostgreSQL EU" <pgeu-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: WHAT to push to internet
Date: 2008-02-26 12:55:15
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On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 12:26 PM, Jean-Paul Argudo
<jean-paul(at)postgresqlfr(dot)org> wrote:
> Hi,
>
>  >>   * the original one from pgsql inc[...]
>
>
>  > We don't tend to use that logo these days, but the more simple
>  > single-line version on the www.postgresql.org site.
>
>  Single-line version? You mean "PostgreSQL" as a logo?
>
>  Or do you mean that every line of this logo is connected, like the blue
>  elephant with white lines in it, like on www.postgresql.org's?

Yeah, that one - though when I say single vs. multi line, I'm thinking
of the older one which is a blue Slonik, with a white outline, and a
black outline around that, giving it 2 outlines.

>  > As for the stars, that was my first thought, but then I remembered
>  > this group is specifically *Europe* not European Union.
>
>  Right... But I my ideas, PostgreSQL Europe could pretend to many
>  fundings availaible in the European Union, at least thanks to three
>  different topics:
>
>   - collaboration between europeans on a project : great pretext
>   - innovation : great pretext
>   - youth (at the board, we're all about 32-34 yo..): the worst one, but
>    there are fundings for that too
>
>  So thats why some yellow stars are welcome, IMHO...

I agree with your reasons, but we should not use the EU stars to
represent them, as that *could* be seen to exclude those from outside
the EU. We should find something else to represent what we're all
about that is appropriate for all Europeans.

>  I forgot to mention that a "completely new logo" is my favorite option
>  there. This would prevent the confusion between PostgreSQL.org, the
>  project, and PostgreSQL.eu, the European project regarding PostgreSQL
>  advocacy and groups inside Europe.

I disagree entirely. The Slonik image is a global one (with the
exception of Japan where elephant logos are associated with the cult
responsible for the Tokyo subway sarin gas attacks if memory serves).
We should be free to invent a European version imho, but it should
still be an elephant. We should also retain the use of blue as a
primary colour - we want our own identity, but we must stay true to
the global PostgreSQL brand.


-- 
Dave Page
EnterpriseDB UK: http://www.enterprisedb.com
The Oracle-compatible database company

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