Daniel Templeton Dan.Templeton at Sun.COM
Thu Oct 4 11:31:38 CDT 2007

Well, that is the real question.  Are we serious about a logo?  My 
original intent was just to have a pretty graphic to use in 
presentations, but I like where we've gone with this so far, and I think 
I can actually see some valid uses/needs for having a DRMAA graphic, 
such as on the Sun Grid Engine web site.  The point Dave made about 
"DRMAA Inside" is also a good one.  If we're going to do this, we should 
do it up right.

I guess the most important question is whether anyone wants to volunteer 
to take the lead on talking to the marketing office and driving the 
creation of a logo.  I would volunteer if I had the time to give.  At 
the moment, though, I'm booked through March.

And about the OGF reference...  I think there's little to no chance of 
fitting an OGF logo into a DRMAA logo.  The OGF logo is simply too 
complex to be a sub-logo.  I'm not completely opposed to having "OGF" or 
"Open Grid Forum" included in the logo text, but only as long as it's 
not at the expense the logo's simplicity and cohesiveness.

For precedent on the topic, go look at any of the standards from the JCP 
that have logos, which many of them do.  None of them reference the JCP 
in their logos, but they always identify themselves as JSR-### when 
referenced in text.  Following this example, we'd leave OGF out of the 
logo but always call the standard "DRMAA (GFD.22)".  (It's rather the 
OGF's job to make sure that the general public understands that "GFD" is 
something from the OGF.)


Steven Newhouse wrote:
> What no acknowledgement of OGF in the logo? Shame on you all...
> If you are serious about developing a brand - you should get in touch with the OGF office (marketing) about trademark protection etc. For instance OGSA is registered so that we can protect that brand.
> Steven
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