Promo/Branding/Software Label

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KDE Software Label

For giving application developers, and in particular 3rd party developers, a way to identify themselves with KDE and label their software as belonging to KDE we provide a standard KDE software label. This can be used to communicate that developers feel as part of the KDE community or that they use the KDE platform. It can be used for example on application web sites, in the about dialog of applications or in general communication about applications, especially in cases where it's not obvious that an application is part of KDE or making use of KDE technology.

To be able to express different aspects of the relationship to KDE and provide some variety for application authors we provide a choice of three labels, which are recommended for use with KDE software:

"Powered by KDE"

This label encompasses the dual meanings of software that derives its strength from our fantastic community and from the KDE development platform. This label is recommended for all free software applications whose developers feel part of the KDE community or which make use of KDE technology.

"Built on the KDE Platform"

This label has been chosen for the simplicity of the message it provides: this application uses the KDE platform. It is recommended for all application authors who want to stress their use of KDE technology.

"Part of the KDE family"

We recommend this label for application authors who in particular see themselves as part of the KDE community - and we hope anyone producing free software with the KDE Platform sees themselves this way.

Call for artwork

We need great artwork for the labels above. Please submit designs here by uploading to the wiki and provide some means of contacting you. If you want to hide your email address you can try Mailhide where you can generate a URL that you can paste under your design - visitors will have to visit that link and solve a CAPTCHA to see your email address.

By nn-d.de

Actually, this was the first proposal on this page but it was removed for some reason by StarWolf, so here I post it again:

Kde powered labels.png These labels are created according to the KDE corporate guidelines (i. e. they use Bistream Vera Sans). The form is derived from the KDE logo.

By Bugsbane (@t gmail.com)

Powered-by-kde.png Metal badge to suggest the power in "powered by", silhouetted reflection of men and women at the bottom (happily holding hands, no less...) suggests kde being actual people, not just software. All done in svg. Just let me know if you'd like the original.

By StarWolf

Sparky.png Bbkde.png Bbkde2.png

Entry By verbalshadow

These are obviously based off the KDE Oxygen Logo Style which will help maintain Brand Identity. The gear is moved to the lower left to emphasize that these are the people, companies, and organizations that help move KDE and it's software. Provided additional colors for other KDE Group labels.

Software labels.png SVG File Media:Software_labels_no_font.svg

--Verbalshadow 05:29, 11 April 2010 (UTC)


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