We are ready for Round 2 of feedback on an updated Eclipse Logo. We have narrowed the options to four different concepts.
As a reminder, the purpose of this exercise is to see if we can find ways to modernize and update the existing Eclipse logo. We are not looking to create an entirely new logo. The simple test for any new logo will be: An Eclipse community member should be able to look at the new logo and instantly recognized it is associated with the Eclipse open source community. A new logo also needs to be be flexible enough to be used in different mediums and formats. The logo needs to be shrunk to an icon, does it look good on a white or dark background, is it easily printed of shirts or paper, etc. These are some of the things we need to consider.
As I mentioned in my previous post on this subject, I have made some mistakes in communicating about the criteria and what is expected of the new logo. This has resulted in some people being unhappy with the process and some of my decisions. For that I sincerely apologize for wasting anyone’s time. However, I do believe getting the community feedback will help us make a decision on changing the logo. We want your comments and ideas on what you like and dislike. In the end, the Eclipse Foundation will take this feedback to make the final decision on any new logo.
Thanks to everyone, over 2100 people, that participated in the first round of feedback. I am looking forward to the feedback from the second round, so please go give it now. The deadline for feedback is Wednesday, March 17 at 3pmET.