[Rust-VMM] Rust-VMM Logo Concepts

Dr. David Alan Gilbert dgilbert at redhat.com
Wed Mar 20 17:45:41 UTC 2019

* Matt Wilson (msw at linux.com) wrote:
> 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.

Perhaps the most fun is the logo of 'Ironic' (the openstack component
for booting on bare metal):


> > 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.
> --msw
> [1] https://www.openstack.org/brand/openstack-logo/
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Dr. David Alan Gilbert / dgilbert at redhat.com / Manchester, UK

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