This email might sound like the beating of a drum, but there is an issue
I believe needs to be agreed upon as a community as we move forward.
That issue is the logo, its use, and the deviation of its use on
graphical elements for openSUSE events.
Before going any further, I want to point out that this email is not
criticizing any efforts of the past or present; it's merely to seek a
conclusion about having a standardized/modular graphical element for
future openSUSE events.
Graphical elements for things like summits, mini summits and conferences
help to strengthen the openSUSE brand, but it's important that the
elements also remain consistent to support growing the openSUSE brand.
A first step toward branding guidelines for these standardized/modular
graphical elements for openSUSE can be found on Github at
The website has downloadable resources to allow for us to be consistent
with our messaging and brand image. We ask that you try to use the
contribute to the efforts and have your say so that community design's are
consistent and recognizable at worldwide events.
The efforts to strengthen and grow our branding have only just begun.
We are currently in the process of furthering and refreshing the work
2014. Sharing your experience using the guidelines mentioned above will
improve future versions.
When your event poses a unique challenge that is counter to the branding
guidelines, please send an email to the design team at design(a)suse.de to
discuss how the graphical element you propose can better align with
marketing and messaging efforts.
Let's have fun.
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