OpenSSL Logo (was: New GitHub Project Landing Page)

Paul Yang kaishen.yy at
Thu Feb 27 09:59:09 UTC 2020

This reminds me that it seems the lost of the original logo caused the new logo on the new website. (No high resolution source image)


Paul Yang

> On Feb 27, 2020, at 5:52 PM, Tomas Mraz <tmraz at> wrote:
> On Thu, 2020-02-27 at 10:31 +0100, Matthias St. Pierre wrote:
>> The openssl.svg was chosen to match the current logo at
>> as close as possible. According to the style sheet, the font of the
>> logo
>> is HelveticaNeue-Light.
>> While I'm not opposed to brush up the OpenSSL logo, I think this
>> can't
>> be done simply be replacing it on the fly. I think this requires a
>> general
>> discussion among the team members and finally an OMC decision,
>> and shouldn't be rushed. Because after all, the shape of the logo is
>> an
>> essential part of the OpenSSL 'trade mark'.
>> If we we want to brush up the Logo, we should give everybody time to
>> come up
>> with proposals and then have an open contest, ideally among all
>> committers,
>> not only OMC or OTC.  (And you can be sure, I will come up with a
>> proposal ;-) )
>> Finally, the OMC can run a vote, for example whether to pick the
>> winner of the
>> contest or to leave the logo as it is.
> The logo (attached) that Paul Yang created is matching the logo on the
> old OpenSSL website. You can see it here for example:
> <>
> I do not know how the current logo on the web was created or if there
> was any formal decision process applied but I would expect it was
> created just as an approximation of the original logo without using a
> picture.
> -- 
> Tomáš Mráz
> No matter how far down the wrong road you've gone, turn back.
>                                              Turkish proverb
> [You'll know whether the road is wrong if you carefully listen to your
> conscience.]
> <openssl-logo-dark.svg>

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