Commons talk:Logo

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What is the license for this logo? Anthony 02:30, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

The copyright on the logo has been transferred to the WMF.--Eloquence
Yes, but what is the license? For instance, if I want to do a news report on the commons, can I include the logo? Anthony 22:14, 21 Nov 2004 (UTC)
There is no license. News media and the like can assume fair use on the logo of organizations, websites etc.--Eloquence 22:25, 21 Nov 2004 (UTC)
Shouldn't we have a license? After all, it's not likely that every news organization is going to be willing to rely on fair use (not to mention news organizations in countries which don't have fair use). We really need a press kit. Otherwise this logo is kind of useless. Anthony 22:30, 21 Nov 2004 (UTC)
Well, personally I would like all our logos to be in the public domain, but the current trend is to have strong trademark protection for both the pictures and the names, and a free license apparently interferes with that. You're free to raise the issue on foundation-l.--Eloquence
Thanks for the info. Anthony 23:32, 21 Nov 2004 (UTC)
I posted a brief statement from the "image" page regarding the copyright of the image, since people may read this page and then decide to use the image outside of the Commons without awareness of its copyright status. --tomf688 (talk - email) 17:18, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

Background and font[edit]

Can we try it with an invisible background? Also, what typeface is it in this and the meta's logos? -- user:zanimum

The background is transparent in Mozilla/Firefox and Konqueror. There's a problem with the way Internet Explorer handles transparency in PNG images. I'm not sure what the exact workaround is, but Brion is working on fixing it.--Eloquence
Should be fixed now. --Brion VIBBER 03:33, 16 Nov 2004 (UTC)
Bit late, I know, but the "standard" font is Gill Sans. HTH.
James F. (talk) 15:49, 5 Dec 2004 (UTC)


There was some talk about tweaks in this logo (aligning the arrow, etc.). When will we see the tweaked version? --TOR 00:30, 18 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Terrains communaux talk:Logo des terrains communaux de Wikimedia ce qui est le permis pour ce logo? Anthony 02:30, 15 nov. 2004 (UTC) copyright sur le logo a été transféré au WMF. -- éloquence peut nous l'essayent avec un fond invisible? En outre, quel oeil d'un caractère est-il en cela et les logos du méta? -- user:zanimum le fond est transparent dans Mozilla/Firefox et Konqueror. Il y a un problème avec la manière que l'Internet Explorer manipule le transparent dans des images de png. Je ne suis pas sûr ce qui est le workaround exact, mais Brion le travaille au fixing -- l'éloquence devrait être fixée maintenant -- Brion VIBBER 03:33, 16 nov. 2004 (UTC) là en était parlent des coups secs dans ce logo (alignant la flèche, etc.). Quand verrons-nous la version tordue? -- le massif de roche 00:30, 18 nov. 2004 (UTC) a recherché de ""

Spline curve correction[edit]

"Corrected" logo.

I've adjusted the image so the control line of the arrow matches the tangent of the circle. Could someone make a complete logo from the source? ed g2stalk 14:36, 19 Nov 2004 (UTC)

This does look better, yes.
James F. (talk) 15:49, 5 Dec 2004 (UTC)


Comment: That top arrow looks kinda goofy and out of balance with the rest of the logo... Are Reidab and other people happy with it as is or can there be some minor changes to it? -Stevertigo 19:02, 1 Dec 2004 (UTC)

I always thought that the organicness of the arrow was both intended and to be desired, but...
James F. (talk) 15:49, 5 Dec 2004 (UTC)
I just noticed this myself... Looks weird to me. — Omegatron 21:50, 7 September 2005 (UTC)


Would love to make some adjustment to correct the curves of the upward facing arrow. Anyone opposed? Bradybd (talk) 02:28, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Which page discusses the use of logos on Commons?[edit]

The Template:Logo has nothing to do with this page. We should have a see also / other uses to a page that discusses whether logos are in the project scope or not. Such a see also / other use should be also added to the template and to the Category:Logos. The best I was able to find is Commons:Image_casebook#Trademarks. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus Talk 02:48, 30 July 2014 (UTC)