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Spread the word, share this ODF artwork.

by Michael Pittman

(ODF logo)

Red Hat graphic designers are no strangers to the pains of proprietary formats. Over the years, many have lost photographs, archived projects, and important portfolio work when formats have been changed. They’ve been forced to upgrade before they’re ready, too.

That’s why they’re interested in open source design tools, like Inkscape and Scribus, which are becoming more popular and widely used. And when Red Hat offered to create a logo, t-shirt, and poster to raise awareness for ODF, it wasn’t hard to motivate Red Hat designers to get involved.

What can you do? Download, print, and hang the poster. Spread the word. And liberate your documents with ODF.

File formats:
Logo (.sla format)
Logo (.svg format)
Poster (.sla format)
Poster (.svg format)
Poster (.pdf format)

More information

33 responses to “Spread the word, share this ODF artwork.”

  1. meneame.net says:

    Los logos del formato ODF, ¡Pásalo!

    El formato tan temido por Microsoft, el Formato de Documento Abierto para Aplicaciones Ofimáticas. También conocido como ODF. Los chicos de Red Hat hicieron el logo, y piden que pasemos la bola. Este es el formato que deberíamos usar todos. Por ser …

  2. Mark says:

    Could you just make a site that sells the posters so I don’t have to go through the trouble of making one?

  3. James Carpenter says:

    The poster and promotion of ODF are a great idea. I also like the image, but I wonder if it is the “Official” logo of either OASIS or the OpenDocument Format Alliance.

    The poster has no link to any website so that someone can get more information about ODF.

    I also see that the poster has ODF with a trademark symbol, but a search of http://www.uspto.gov/ does not list ODF as a registered trademark.

  4. Chris says:

    Mark, stick the PDF on a flash drive, and bring it to a local sign shop. Probably cheaper that way too.

  5. brian says:

    James There is a difference between stating this logo is our trademark and saying this is a registered trademark.

    The ™ symbol may be used when trademark rights are claimed in relation to a mark, but the mark has not been registered with the government trademarks office of a particular country or jurisdiction, while the ® is used to indicate that the mark has been so registered.

  6. John Walker says:

    Ive modified the poster for use as a signature in forums etc :

  7. Chris Hayes says:

    It’s a very nice design, I’m a graphic artist myself – as well as an advocate of Free software and standards, and I think this emblem works well. I very much hope that people will use it and that it becomes well recognised – I certainly feel it has enough iconic quality for this if people adopt to using it.

  8. Janice says:

    Not bad,

  9. John Kerr says:

    Excellent logo!

    I will use it … often


  10. Clay says:

    Hopefully not too critical, but would it be difficult to distribute this logo in ODF format, as well?

  11. Simon says:

    Fairly nice logo, however it is not the only logo/icon being proposed… see http://opendocumentfellowship.org/

    What should be made clear is who the author is (it’s apparently rendered by Andy Fitzsimon), and what restrictions they are placing on the ‘dove + ODF’ logo.

    They have gone to the trouble of putting the ‘TM’ there, am I free to use this logo (without their permission) on a T-shirt or in an article critising the ODF format?

    For example, Redhat’s own website (http://www.redhat.com/legal/legal_statement.html) contains the text:

    You are not permitted to use these Marks without the prior written consent of Red Hat….

    Being pedantic,

  12. What is Open Office? says:

    It’s a logo. That won’t help promote awareness. Sending people odf’s, with a link to openoffice.org will. People are surprisingly happy to switch away from M$ Office, I’ve found. Even here in Israel, where piracy is rampant, people want a free, legal alternative.

  13. José Antonio says:

    Spanish translation of the poster: http://jamartin.no-ip.org/2007/07/27/poster-promocional-del-formato-odf/

  14. Nicu Buculei says:

    I can’t resist such a challenge and made some derivative graphics: a few web buttons:

    Use them anyway you want, I am not sure where such buttons are better suited to link, the the previous article about ODF? To an ODF supporting organization? To a page in the Fedora Wiki?

  15. vertis says:

    I’ve tweaked the texty poster here: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/60737713/

    Let me know if you want it modified or removed or anything.

  16. Simon says:

    Hi Vertis,
    Nice artwork. However the ‘ODF’ title is corrupt when downloading SVG into Inkscape on Windows XP.

    It renders as ‘Euro symbol, space, smaller than’ in OpenSymbol font. Maybe this should be decomposed to vector?

  17. deesaster.org says:

    Freiheit für ODF

    Bei Red Hat Magazine hat man eine sehr schöne Übersicht über die Entwicklung von ODF erstellt.
    Wer es nicht weiß, dem sei kurz gesagt, dass ODF ein offenes Office-Format ist, welches heute eigentlich jedes Office-Programm lesen…

  18. Irando says:

    Red Hat [Fundadores de la ODF Alliance] han iniciado una campaña para apoyar con todo y difundir aun más el formato ODF

  19. Pete Harlow says:

    Simon – you did not give the full url of the Opendocument Fellowship icon:
    More examples:
    This icon is currently used to indicate ODF files on some websites, such as the Ingots:

  20. Israel Junior says:

    Spread the word, share this ODF artwork

    From Red Hat Magazine, just forwarding the post:
    Red Hat graphic designers are no strangers to the pains of proprietary formats. Over the years, many have lost photographs, archived projects, and important portfolio work when formats have been changed…

  21. Celso Timana says:

    Ja é tempo de se tomar uma posição clara sobre o ODF. Assim como o sistema operativo GNU/Linux é uma realidade e largamente usado, inclusive em alguns paises é a opção nr. 1, temos que dizer SIM também ao ODF.

    Principalmente a nível governamental.

  22. Avi Alkalay says:

    OpenDocument Format Logo

    Red Hat has proposed a logo for ODF.
    Well, I don’t think it is the coolest logo in town, but I really missed something like this.
    So lets use it in campaigns !

  23. Almorca says:

    That license has the logo?

  24. Almorca says:

    Spanish translation of Nicu Buculei’s logo can find here.

  25. Almorca says:

    Spanish translation of Nicu Buculei’s logo can find in http://libuku.wordpress.com/2007/08/01/iconos-para-opendocument/

  26. Awesome Business Goods! says:

    Awesome high end office stuff

    Great high end office products like calendars, daytime planners, productivity software etc. Really nice site!

  27. Willy Sudiarto Raharjo says:

    Thanks, i received the t-shirt just now :D

  28. XM says:

    Do you have a trademark registration for the logo?

  29. XM says:

    I don’t think there’s a trademark registration for the logo you mentioned. You might consider it.

  30. Excellent logo says:

    Excellent logo!

  31. El Opendocument por fin tiene logotipo oficial says:

    […] La imagen original de RedHat ha sufrido algunas modificaciones para que el logotipo fuera a gusto de la mayoría y así ha sido consiguiendo que la mayor parte de participantes estubieran de acuerdo en la implantación de este nuevo logotipo que podrá representar tanto el ODF como la filosofía que lo envuelve. […]

  32. OpenDocument Ya tiene Logo « says:

    […] El logotipo está basado en un diseño de Red Hat. […]

  33. Andy Fitzsimon says:

    here’s the SVG of a shinier version of the birdie http://pastebin.com/f7220ed6c