Jeff King <p...@peff.net> writes:
> The git-scm.com page is mostly targeted at end users: what is it, how do
> I get it, where is the documentation. Things like a logo repository, or
> developer information is spread across various wikis and other sites.
> If there's interest, we can make "dev.git-scm.com" for such things, or
> host repositories under http://github.com/git. But we would first need
> content to put there, and somebody would need to step forward to
> organize and maintain that content.
The mention of "dev.git-scm.com" gives me a mixed feeling. The
chasm between the developer community and casual end-users who know
about Git primarily via their perusal of git-scm.com is one of the
root causes of this confusion.
The pages at https://git.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Main_Page are
done primarily by developers, and between the two logos on that
page, the one that appears inside the page under "Main Page" header
has long been the logo that Git people immediately recognised as the
Git logo. That logo originally appeared on gitweb, I think, and is
in my tree (on the other hand, the logo in question on the motion
does even appear anywhere in my tree). We didn't feel a need to
declare it was the official logo. That was from back when Git
community did not have strong needs for "branding".
The one on the left-top corner was one of the alternatives that
received favorable reactions from multiple people (I am not sure if
there was a clear "majority" though) submitted when we briefly had a
poll to come up with an updated logo.
https://git.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/GitRelatedLogos has many other
"Git related" logos, many of which I do not even recognise and are
nowhere near "official".
In any case, this motion is not about "let's declare the logo we see
on git-scm.com today as _the_ official one". It is not about "that
logo on git-scm.com sucks; let's come up with a better one". People
are welcome to do that discussion elsewhere, and I do not mind a
repository of contestants created somewhere, but personally I think
the project is too mature for that and it is too late, even though
the "bleeding-red fork" logo may not be my favorite.
The motion is about this:
Outside people, like the party who approached us about putting
our logo on their trinket, seem to associate that logo we see on
git-scm.com today with our project, but we never officially said
it was our logo (we did not endorse that git-scm.com is our
official home page, either, for that matter).
It is silly for us to have to say "Ehh, that is a logo that was
randomly done and slapped on git-scm.com which is not even our
official home page, and the logo is licensed CC-BY by somebody
else. Go talk to them.", every time such a request comes.
Please help us by letting us answer "Yup, that is a logo (among
others) that represents our project, and we are OK with you
using it to help promote our project" instead.
That is what I meant by "our official logo" in the first message.
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