Debian Logo Contest

The Debian project is in the process of looking for a new logo.
Currently Debian has a semi-official logo, which can be seen at
As a majority of Debian developers are not happy with the current
logo, we are searching for a new logo to replace the current one
using a GIMP logo contest. Submission information and other details
are available at <<a

Debian would like to have two logos: one logo with a very
liberal license that everyone is free to use (for example on
webpages, shirts, etc.), and a more official logo with a restricted
license which can only be used on official Debian items (like CD’s
produced from the official ISO-images). Please note both license
are not finished yet.

Of course it is important to determine what exactly constitutes
a logo. The logo should meet the following criteria:

* it must be easily recognizable as the Debian logo
* it should not be Linux specific
* it must look good in black & white
* it must be scalable
* it should not be too detailed, so it works in low resolution
* works both with and without text at the bottom (can be ignored if
the text `Debian’ is part of the logo)

Each submission should consist of 2 logos for the reasons
explained above. Details on submissions can be found on the GIMP
contest homepage at <<a

The winning logo will be decided on by the Debian developers.
Since there are a lot of active developers it may take as long as
3-4 weeks after the end of the contest to decide who the winner

The winner will be awarded an email-address at debian.org, a
CD-set with Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 for the architecture of his/her
choice (Alpha, i386, m68k, or Sparc) and ever-lasting fame for
creating the Debian logo-set.

About Debian

The Debian project is an organization of many users who volunteer
their time and effort. One of its tasks is to maintain and update
Debian GNU/Linux which is a free distribution of the GNU/Linux
operating system. Other Debian projects include the development of
the Debian GNU/Hurd operating system.

Linux kernel based operating systems are POSIX based, freely
distributable, and includes features such as true multitasking,
virtual memory, shared libraries, demand loading, proper memory
management, TCP/IP networking, and other features consistent with
Unix-type systems. It is used by individuals and organizations

GNU Hurd provides architecture-independent services normally
found in Unix kernels. The Hurd is a collection of servers that run
on top of a microkernel to implement file systems, network
protocols, file access control, and other features. Hurd currently
runs on the GNU Mach microkernel.

Contact Information

For further information, please send email to the Debian Press
Contact <[email protected]> or visit the
Debian homepage at <http://www.debian.org/>.

Nils Lohner E-Mail: [email protected]
Debian Press Contact Press: [email protected]