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  1. biozz says:

    i like the red one on top

  2. pman says:

    You have to be honest, none of those logos are very good at all.

  3. matt says:

    There are many really nice designs. It’s gonna be a tough choice. I wonder which one will win.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Put the one with the deep red background on a flag, and we can re-enact the cold war

  5. iamthemik says:

    The big OSHW on the bottom sure isn’t as flashy as the rest but keep in mind it should be something that is simple enough to silkscreen/etch/laser engrave onto your hardware.

  6. Brian.Holiday says:

    What a great set of logos, it was a hard to decide.

  7. Colecago says:

    I like the black IC on the upper right

  8. Andrew Parting says:

    I went for the copy-left chip

  9. DeadlyFoez says:

    I vote the blue OSHW towards the middle.

    Very hard to choose. I think I will recognize them all if I ever see them.

  10. Ben Ryves says:

    The “copyleft” chip is a nice idea, but I don’t know how it would work in practice unless you also put a “this way up” logo somewhere near it. I’d assume I was looking at the board upside down and think it was a stylised copyright logo, myself.

  11. Spork says:

    I picked the gears. I like the first of the three. Copyleft was next, but it just seems silly to me.

    @Ben Ryves
    If the copy left had any text nearby it would work. (see the other two examples below the red one)

  12. Brian says:

    My reading of OSHW doesn’t see anything that forces copyleft, given that many people like permissive licenses I do not see how any of the “copyleft” logos are appropriate, I am rather surprised a committee would select them without any objections.

  13. sneakypoo says:

    None of them stood out to me all that much. I went with the OH gears as they were least bad so to speak.

    Also, the voting page is horribly broken.

  14. Squintz says:

    52 – OSHW Bot was my choice.

  15. VEC7OR says:

    Copyleft chip is my vote, OH gears look somewhat defunct…

  16. svofski says:

    Why does it need a logo?

  17. Wolfton says:

    None of these are acceptable. The one I like best it the gear with the opening toward the top, though. While gears may not actually be a part of computers, they do signify hardware very well and of course, there’s more to hardware than computers. Copyleft is a good concept for incorporation into the logo but I don’t like the implementations here.

  18. john says:

    I like the one that says “open hardware” with the two screws next to it, because it kind of suggests that “open hardware” could also be read as a command.

  19. Dino says:

    I don’t really think the final ten are that good honestly. A good logo will reproduce at a very small scale and still be legible. Most of these are way too detailed to do that. Also, none of them really convey open hardware without words next to them.

    I guess if I had to pick one, it would be the “OSHW” one bottom center.

  20. Anonymous says:

    #3 looks too much like the SCSI logo. #16 is an obvious copy of the Open Source Initiative Logo rather than something completely original. #4, #52, #53, and possibly #95 fail to achieve language neutrality (“OSHW” is an English initialism). I agree with both Ben Ryves and Brian on #28. To me, the others look even worse.

  21. r_d says:

    Copyleft chip, definitely.

    The OSI-parody one (also popular), seems way too generic to me. I’d rather open hardware be thought of as independent from free/open source software (even though they’re both awesome), not just a spin-off of the FOSS ‘movement’.

  22. Stevie says:

    Uhh these logos are terrible. These are the kind of logos you get from indians on digitalpoint forums for $3 a piece.

  23. Stevie says:

    There are far better logos on the full list than these 10 finalists. Sigh.

  24. Squirrel says:

    I’d have to place my vote in for gears because
    A) looks pretty decent
    B) lets people know what the OH/OSHW stands for at a glance.
    C) I don’t really like any of the circuit-based ones, since hardware is a lot more than just that (and I AM studying to be a computer engineer)

  25. john says:

    I like the bottom gear, without the text

  26. enpassant says:

    I voted for the opened gear, OpenHardware should loose the electronics associations as soon as possible.

    Since, I assume, the logo itself will be opensource, I can omit the Open Hardware text at the bottom of the logo, which I do not like.

  27. capn says:

    My favorite was the open gear. I think it is the only one that has a logo that actually shows what it is: Open hardware. All the other ones are kind of lost on me little robot with eyes? No. Upside down flag and circle? No.

  28. Thopter says:

    I’d go with the FSM logo in the middle

  29. Doug says:

    I sorta liked the gear wit the missing segment, until I realized it looked like a broken part. Broken is not something we would want associated with “open” anything. I now lean to copy left chip. I don’t seeing a reversed orientation being a problem if placement is paid attention to. Practically every pat has an obvious “up” direction. Fot example insure it’s near or matches other text on a circuit board, and so one.

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