[Epo-marketing] Making noise

Chris Prather perigrin at gmail.com
Sat Aug 15 18:32:44 GMT 2009

On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 9:19 AM, Denny<2009 at denny.me> wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-08-14 at 14:04 +0100, Mark Keating wrote:
>> 1. Work out a combined image for Perl - should it be the font as has
>> been suggested or the logo - do we use the Onion/Camel or perhaps a
>> new one that we get a design for - get it agreed on and then Creative
>> Commons the licence so we can all use it.
> I reluctantly suggest we go for a new logo, despite having used the
> onion in various places in the past.  The Perl Foundation is far too
> slow to license uses of the Onion, and there are way too many conditions
> around it - end result, people don't use it.  The camel isn't an option
> imho, it belongs to a company and that's not a good idea.  Something
> under an open license would be much more reassuring, and people could
> just grab it and use it - end result, hopefully, widespread usage.
> Plus, hopefully it will be possible to come up with something slightly
> cooler and more visually appealing than 'an onion'.  :-p

I actually kinda like the Onion. The Pearl onion we have now is simple
and elegant and looks nice in vector and raster and can easily scale.
The work that was recently done on one of the Iron Man posts paring
the onion with ITC Garamond I think looked *really* nice and should
work as a branding standard. If we need to push the TPF a little to
get them to make a version of the Onion that are easily licensed under
a CC-BY / CC-BY-SA / CC-BY-NC or whatever we should try to do that
first before working on pushing an entirely new brand.


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