Project:Proposal for changing logo of MediaWiki, 2020
We are working on legal clearance of the chosen logo.
The current logo of MediaWiki was adopted slightly more than fifteen years ago and hasn’t changed since. This logo is outdated and comes with several problematic issues, that were in parts already known at time of its creation, despite featuring the nice concept of a sunflower. The sunflower represents the diversity, the constant growth and also the wilderness.
Biggest issues of current logo:
- It’s a bitmap picture so it’s unusable in large sizes (like large posters)
- Same goes for number of colors and shades that make it hardly usable for applications like t-shirts or other swag
- Its high details (“too realistic”) makes it unusable in small sizes
- It makes it hard to do variants or easy adaptions (imagine anniversaries, special occasions applications, as it already features so many different styles, that it's hard to fit in any more or modify
Most, virtually all, software products use a simpler and more abstract form following basic logo design guidelines and best-practices to avoid above issues. For example, docker, kubernetes, Ubuntu, Vue.js, React, Apache Kafka, Drupal and many more. It’s a good time for MediaWiki to follow suit.
My request is for changing the logo of MediaWiki and for this project only, not for changing logos of any other project.
Please show your support, oppose or your comments for proposals below.
Logo changing processes and examples of other projects in meta wiki: m:Discussion on the logo votes
|Phase||From Date||End Date||Notes|
|Proposals and discussions||June 22th, 2020||August 10th, 2020||Time to add proposals and discuss them|
|Voting round one||August 10th, 2020||September 10th, 2020||Voting on general design of all proposals|
|Preliminary legal clearance||September 10th, 2020||September 24th, 2020|
|Voting round two||September 24th, 2020||October 24th, 2020||Vote on variants of top proposals|
|Legal clearance of the top candidate||October 24th, 2020||TBD|