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== Current submissions ==
 
== Current submissions ==
respectively, to indicate that this is a global movement; the open shapes are somewhat informed by the copyright "C", which is, in a way, subverted to express fluidity and constant change.  
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===Swirly===
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"Swirly" by Erik Möller, color & b&w, available as SVG. I'm using the text "free culture" for now as a placeholder until we've decided on a final name for the definition. This probably has similarities to lots of existing logos due to its simplicity, but I feel that freedom is best defined visually through simple forms and shapes. The blue and green represent Sky and Earth, respectively, to indicate that this is a global movement; the open shapes are somewhat informed by the copyright "C", which is, in a way, subverted to express fluidity and constant change. The soft pink subtitle is meant to complete the three primary colors, red, green and blue, from which all other colors can be additively created. The shapes are also meant to be somewhat reminiscent of a [[w:bass clef|bass clef]].--[[User:Erik Möller|Erik Möller]] 18:15, 4 May 2006 (CEST)
  
 
[[Image:Swirly-logo-black.png|150px|]] [[Image:Swirly-logo-color.png|150px|]]
 
[[Image:Swirly-logo-black.png|150px|]] [[Image:Swirly-logo-color.png|150px|]]
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:: True. Could be made to work by making it a bit bolder, though I do prefer Marc's design below to my own.--[[User:Erik Möller|Erik Möller]] 00:09, 25 July 2006 (CEST)
 
:: True. Could be made to work by making it a bit bolder, though I do prefer Marc's design below to my own.--[[User:Erik Möller|Erik Möller]] 00:09, 25 July 2006 (CEST)
  
: How about a mix of the swirly into "Libre" below? (i.e. instead of the butterfly) [http://freedomdefined.org/User
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: How about a mix of the swirly into "Libre" below? (i.e. instead of the butterfly) [http://freedomdefined.org/User:Ktucker Kim]
  
 
===Yin Yang===
 
===Yin Yang===
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[[Image:Free_culture_logo_signet.png|Free_culture_logo_signet.png]]  
 
[[Image:Free_culture_logo_signet.png|Free_culture_logo_signet.png]]  
 
[[Image:Free_culture_logo_var.png|Free_culture_logo_var.png]]
 
[[Image:Free_culture_logo_var.png|Free_culture_logo_var.png]]
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== Free Content Logo ==
 
== Free Content Logo ==
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Beautiful. It remembers to me pac-man:
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Beautiful. It remembers to me pac-man
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-what is this even here for?  is this supposed to be a logo idea?  it's terrible!
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http://web.candyland.cx/~bmfrankl/xlight/ftp/samples/pics/pac-man/pac-man.jpg
 
http://web.candyland.cx/~bmfrankl/xlight/ftp/samples/pics/pac-man/pac-man.jpg
 
--[[User:Telemaco|Telemaco]] 19:24, 2 August 2006 (CEST)
 
--[[User:Telemaco|Telemaco]] 19:24, 2 August 2006 (CEST)
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== Copyleft ==
 
== Copyleft ==
  
This is a draft I did earlier this year. For more information on the design see  
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This is a draft I did earlier this year. For more information on the design see http://haag.openkhm.de/132
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http://www.openkhm.de/resserver.php?blogId=3&resource=copyrightleft.gif
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From copy'''right''' to copy'''left'''
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http://www.openkhm.de/resserver.php?blogId=3&resource=transformation.gif
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I marked the compliances in Free Content and Free Expression ('''ee''') and took the resulting sign.
  
 
http://www.openkhm.de/resserver.php?blogId=3&resource=free_locx.gif
 
http://www.openkhm.de/resserver.php?blogId=3&resource=free_locx.gif
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== FKey ==
 
== FKey ==
  
Start for this design was to break up the circle of usual copyright-sign via freedom
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Start for this design was to break up the circle of usual copyright-sign via a '''F''' like freedom
  
 
[[Image:Freekey_fc.gif]]
 
[[Image:Freekey_fc.gif]]
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I took the resulting form that resembles a key
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[[Image:Freekey_3.gif]]
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C for the Free Content Mark, X for Free Expression and the empty one for a general Freedom Defined logo
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[[Image:Freekey_gross.gif]]
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All logos can be combined with type...
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[[Image:Freekey_3-type.gif]]
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... and should also work in icon size
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[[Image:Freekey_xicon_weiss.gif ]] [[Image:Freekey_cicon_weiss.gif ]] [[Image:Freekey_xicon_schwarz.gif ]] [[Image:Freekey_cicon_schwarz.gif ]]
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== Dan Lockton's logos ==
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My starting point is the observation that since the (C) mark is so universally known, the freedom marks ultimately need to be equally so. The (C) mark is also very easy for anyone to draw by hand and thus add to their work at the time of creation - again, the freedom mark needs to be equally easy to draw by hand (with distinct features which are memorable and recognisable even if imperfectly reproduced).
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It may be 'boring' but it would seem that an F in a circle fulfils these requirements well - but it is rather dull. There are also a number of company logos using a lower-case script f in a circle, and this could cause confusion. So, initially, I tried some stylised letter fs in a circle:
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[[Image:Freedom_logos_DL_1.png]]
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These still look rather corporate and not especially 'friendly'. Lower-case text is often perceived as friendlier and less authoritarian than capital letters, and actual fonts rather than heavily stylised letters also help give a more human feel to the logo. So I looked at a couple of the best-known Free/Open Source fonts, [http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&item_id=Gentium Gentium] and [http://www.gnome.org/fonts/ Bitstream Vera Sans] and played with the lower-case f from these fonts:
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[[Image:Freedom_logos_DL_2.png]]
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The logo using Bitstream looks more 'modern'/futuristic than the Gentium one, especially when matched with suitably dynamic, friendly colours:
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[[Image:Freedom_logos_DL_3.png]]
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However, given the strong literary component of the free culture movement, the serifed, more 'classic' Gentium f somehow seems more appropriate:
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[[Image:Freedom_logos_DL_4.png]]
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To distinguish between 'free content' and 'free expression', as mentioned in the intro to the contest, I considered simply using a warmer, more 'passionate' colour:
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[[Image:Freedom_logos_DL_5.png]]
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But it seemed as though something more was needed: a more distinctive, genuinely playful extension of the logo. Hence, the "Flowering of Creativity" concept developed:
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[[Image:Freedom_logos_DL_6.png]]
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There are many metaphors which work well when comparing free expression and free culture to a flower:
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- Free culture will lead to an enormous '''flowering of creativity''' around the world, a blossoming of rich content
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- The multiplicity of '''petals''' symbolises the '''many people and groups''' around the world who together make up the value of the freedom movement
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- The flower is open, just as works available freely are '''open to all'''
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- The 'garden' of free culture is a fertile one: so many projects and works can '''grow from the work of others''' - pretty much the purpose of the GPL
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Lastly - note the black & white versions of the flower logo: easy to draw quickly by hand (particularly the right-hand one) to add to any document, artwork, etc to show it's being freely licensed. The variations in how the flower is drawn, from exaggeratedly bubbly petals to precisely geometric, again demonstrate the diversity of the free culture movement, and will allow a playful personality to be injected with every hand drawing of the logo - truly free expression! The logo itself becomes a triumphant doodle symbolising peaceful rejection of the copyright hegemony.
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Finally, then, these are my favoured versions of the logos:
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[[Image:Freedom_logos_DL_7.png]]
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The simple 'f' in a circle illustrates free content and perhaps the movement generally; the flower version explicitly emphasises freedom of expression. The colours are only a suggestion! --[[User:Dan Lockton|Dan Lockton]] 18:34, 2 September 2006 (CEST)
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:Nice work, I like the simple flower-outline black & white form (the right-hand one).
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:Please note, by the way, that the "Free Expression" term has been [[Talk:Definition/Unstable#Pushing_to_1.0|dropped]] because it was too ambiguous, so we only need a "Free Content" logo. I'll update the contest description to reflect this.
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:--[[User:Antoine|Antoine]] 23:35, 2 September 2006 (CEST)
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::Thanks for the comments - I'd only read the stable version of the definition! Based on your preference for the simple flower-outline, I've developed it a bit further:
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::[[Image:Freedom_logos_DL_8.png]]
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::These are some variants where the shape of the petals is made more distinctive while still being easy to draw. To be honest I prefer the final two (bottom line, two closest to right), maybe together with the simple outline one.
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::As another alternative, it was suggested to me that an 'ASCII art' logo, or at least one which could be approximated entirely by standard keyboard characters, might be a good idea. Just as we can type (C) instead of using the © character, so we could type {f} - the curly brackets give a rough (if not very clear) approximation of the flower outline (perhaps) and also illustrate a 'playful' nature:
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::[[Image:Freedom_logos_DL_9.png]]
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::But it is rather bland!
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::A completely different alternative that occurred to me was to turn the 'authoritarian' nature of the (C) logo into something more friendly and obviously playful:
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::[[Image:Freedom_logos_DL_10.png]]
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--[[User:Dan Lockton|Dan Lockton]] 00:12, 5 September 2006 (CEST)
  
 
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== Libre ==

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