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Re: A new Semantic Web logo?

From: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 17:53:38 +0200
Message-ID: <470E4702.4050109@mondeca.com>
To: semantic-web@w3.org, Linking Open Data <linking-open-data@simile.mit.edu>

I like neither the new logo(s) nor the policy around it, nor the way it 
just fell from the sky without consulting the SW community. Or did I 
miss something?
The blue triangle was just beginning to be a strong identifier, not to 
say the flag of the Linking Open Data movement, with clear semantics : 
click here to get RDF data.
It's used in DBpedia, it's used in Tabulator interface and so on.

I like nodes and links, and a box, even half-open, is the last thing I 
would have thought about as a symbol for the SW. Who had this silly idea?


Michael Schneider a écrit :
> Hi!
> I just found that there exists a new logo for the Semantic Web since
> yesterday:
> 	http://www.w3.org/2007/10/sw-logos.html
> Pretty nice, but: What was wrong with the old one? Honestly, I found the
> blue triangle more distinguishing than this coloured box. The triangle was a
> graph with three nodes (resources) connected by three edges (properties).
> And we had the triangle for such a long time, why suddenly the change? Or do
> I misunderstand something here? (Or has the W3C server been hacked? You
> never know. ;-))
> Cheers,
> Michael
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