Opinion on Logo usage?

Ryan Rix ry at n.rix.si
Tue Dec 22 04:51:10 UTC 2009

Hey everyone;

I need some advice on how to use the Fedora logo. According to 
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Logo/UsageGuidelines it's okay to use change 
the typeface of the Fedora text to white if the color backing it is Fedora 
blue (under "Never Use the Logo on Similarly-Colored Backgrounds"); Now, if I 
wanted put the logo on top of the Constantine wallpaper, the contrast is very 
bad, and nearly illegible, since it's very close to Pantone 2935 in many 

Would it be a grey area to make the Fedora typeface white in this case? See 
[1] for a screenshot of what we are talking about.. What would be the best way 
to do this? 

The code currently loads the png from /usr/share/pixmaps/fedora-logo-small.png 
and generates the "Welcome to" text from MgOpen Modata Bold in the same 
Panotone 2935 of the logo typeface. If the logo typeface was made white, it 
would constitute keeping a separate image in the Fedora-tour data directory or 
adding another image to the fedora-logos package, I'd assume? The former is 
not a Good Thing, and the latter would probably take some intervention with 
Fedora-legal? I'm not sure of the details, tbh. What are everyone's thoughts? 
Any workarounds come to mind?

This is for Fedora-tour; the idea is to have it, at the option of the spin 
teams who choose to use it, have the application start up full screen, with 
the background that of the default Fedora wallpaper, and give users the option 
to take a tour of Fedora, etc from there. We think that there should be some 
sort of Fedora logo being displayed "Welcome to Fedora" or somesuch, which 
brings us to using the logo. Unfortunately, the blue backgrounds often 
conflict with the blue logo :o

[1] http://rrix.fedorapeople.org/fedora-tour/bad-contrast.png

Ryan Rix
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