[Osmf-talk] logo update

SteveCoast steve at asklater.com
Mon Dec 19 12:46:40 UTC 2011


Osm has some advantages. It's shorter. We're not really just a street map. Most people call it osm (apart from old osmers). OpenStreetMap appears in the URL already so don't need to repeat it.

Reminds me that most non technical people call Wikipedia just "wiki" for some reason.

Steve

On Dec 19, 2011, at 3:34 AM, Tom Chance <tom at acrewoods.net> wrote:

> On 19 December 2011 09:20, Andy Allan <gravitystorm at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 18 December 2011 23:04, SteveCoast <steve at asklater.com> wrote:
> 
> > Many of them have fallen in to the "OSM text plus a pin" bucket with some interesting variations on how to represent a pin.
> 
> Given that pins on a map is pretty much the antithesis of what we are
> all about, it's worth updating your briefing to discourage them. I'd
> even prefer the sweaty-armpits logo (#79)!
> 
>  +1
> 
> My first two reactions are:
> 
> - our current logo concept (data shown in map) isn't half bad
> 
> - why this obsession with the "OSM" abbreviation, which will mean nothing to most visitors?
> 
> Tom
> 
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