[Rust-VMM] Rust-VMM Logo Concepts

Matt Wilson msw at linux.com
Wed Mar 20 17:41:45 UTC 2019

On Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 5:59 AM Allison Randal <allison at lohutok.net> wrote:
> On 3/20/19 12:17 AM, Matt Wilson wrote:
> >
> > Maybe this community wants to establish its identity by eschewing
> > logos at this time? I am an outsider, and haven't participated in any
> > discussions about this, other than posting on the mailing list.
> >
> > What do you all think?
> Hi Matt,
> You are right that logos are sometimes used in that highly formalized
> way, but they don't have to be. For example, the OpenStack foundation
> logo does have a trademark program associated with it, similar to the
> Rust logo. But most of the project logos within OpenStack are just a fun
> way for people who participate to show their involvement with a laptop
> sticker or t-shirt.

It might be helpful to have examples of other fun logos.

> The Rust-VMM community is just forming, so I wouldn't expect they will
> want or need anything more than a fun logo for laptop stickers at the
> moment. They certainly have the option of doing more formal things with
> the logo later, but they don't have to decide all that now.

I think it's great to encourage the formation of a community's identity.
Stickers are a nice way to get people engaged. At this stage I'd welcome
anyone who wants to do art for fun as part of a contribution to this
community. Personally I also wouldn't complain if lots of people make
lots of stickers that include the name "rust-vmm." I wouldn't care if
people wanted to keep the rights to their designs and be the exclusive
seller of stickers. Others that are active in actually building the code
might have a different opinion.

I would just ask that all contributions to an open source
project come with very clear usage rights. Code is not the only thing
that needs a license. This community should not accept a code contribution
without clear intent of the contributor in the way of explicit license
or a patch to an existing licensed file.

Please do the same for other contributions like art, if they are
intended to become
part of the community.


[1] https://www.openstack.org/brand/openstack-logo/

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