[maemo-community] RFC - logo submissions

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Mon Jul 28 20:20:37 EEST 2008
On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 6:09 PM, Dave Neary <dneary at maemo.org> wrote:
> Andrew Flegg wrote:
>>   #samantha - crayon person[1]:
>>             fun and professional, energetic, agile, human.
>> [1] http://wiki.maemo.org/Image:Maemo.org_logo_contest_samantha_1.png
> Funny enough, I also liked Samantha's first one - but I had the
> impression I'd seem it before somewhere...
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992_Summer_Olympics

Hmm, good spot.

> Is this close enough that we should be worried?

Now I've seen the Olympics one, I don't know. They're certainly very
similar in their design concepts, although we aren't saying that
samantha copied it - the styles are different and its a fairly
archetypal image.

There are two questions:

  1) Are people going to associate the logo with the Olympics more than
     maemo.org? (obviously, given maemo.org is fairly small scale, the absolute
     answer is "yes"; but I mean in the subset of people who know about Maemo)

  2) Are there trademark concerns?

I can't answer (2), and I /didn't/ associate it with the Olympics...
until now. Something for the judges to weigh up, perhaps, rather than
explicitly banning it. If samantha mounted a spirited defence here, I
could wholly back it... and that could feed into the judges' decision



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