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ODF community logo search

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.

SVG master

Usage Examples

More Usage Examples


See also:

 - ODF community logo 

Tried, tested, submitted for use in some Linux distros, developed to work as part of doc icons to underline the separation of the format from the application.

I would agree with the suggestion of the Fellowship one, but then I've been using it.


One example of use is the Document Freedom Day ( and I lot of people have made other logos (see the comments in

Sorry for my bad English.

I think that the first logo (dove logo) it's more recognizable and it have more "personality".

I think the RedHat-OASIS combined idea above is great. The dove symbol is quite attractive for T-Shirts and other marketing media, and the OASIS logo gives it the recognition OASIS deserves. Is there an SVG version available?

Looks good to me! Both can be used for different requirements. It's clear they are common treatment and an OASIS standard. Focus Areas: BPEL | DITA | ebXML | IDtrust | OpenDocument | SAML | UBL | UDDI
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