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Revision of ODF community logo search from Mon, 2008-06-09 19:21

In January-May 2008, the OASIS ODF Adoption Committee worked on the design of a logo to designate support for the OpenDocument Format. Several companies and organizations had created ODF logos, each with its own strengths and supporters. The  Committee's goal was to gain concensus on a single, recognizable, freely available design that demonstrated and built solidarity in the ODF community worldwide. The result is the ODF community logo.

This page documents the search conducted by the Committee and the comments received in the logo design process. 


The ODF community logo is not intended to imply certification or any official compliance status. Everyone who supports ODF is encouraged to download and use the logo (in adherence to our basic logo usage guidelines) without cost or restriction.


The logo should be:

  • distinctive and recognizable
  • owned by OASIS (not under the control of any single company)
  • freely available
  • used to designate support for ODF, not compliance or certification
  • indicative of ODF's status as the product of a truely open standards process
  • appropriate and attractive enough for use on t-shirts, buttons, posters, etc.
  • concise enough for use for icons, browser tabs, etc.

Draft designs

Several designs were considered:


The above concept combines a design originated by Red Hat with an adaptation of the OASIS symbol created by Sun.



The above concept was created by designers at Sun.


OpenDocument Format Icon

The ODF monogram above was created by Pete Hallow and supported by the Open Document Fellowship. It is intended as a design element to be used as a part of things such as file type icons e.g.

OpenDocument Format Icon - odtOpenDocument Format Icon - odsOpenDocument Format Icon - odpOpenDocument Format Icon - odg

It may also be used alone to indicate ODF content on web sites. The simple yet distinctive single colour design allows it to easily integrate with other artwork.

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