GnuPG Logo Contest

Randy Burns randy at
Sat Dec 2 20:02:49 CET 2006

It's a good result. I hope you keep the sky blue color too. It would go
well on an arm-logo t-shirt. :-)


--- Werner Koch <wk at> wrote:

> Hello,
> Back in September I announced a contest for a new GnuPG logo.  By the
> end of October I received 41 submissions from 31 parties.  The
> original plan was to let all the authors of GnuPG who signed a
> copyright assignment with the FSF to vote on a new logo.  However, I
> only received 11 answers and there was no clear result: Only one
> submission got 2 votes.  It would have been unfair to take this as a
> decision.
> So I looked around and found the CIVS [1] which implements a Condorcet
> voting system.  I fed it with the addresses of all subscribers of the
> gnupg-users and gnupg-devel mailing lists and started the process.
> >From the 1231 unique subscribers, 199 took the time to rank the
> submissions and casted their vote.  This time the result is pretty
> clear:
>   Thomas Wittek [2] from Cologne is the lucky winner.
> He will soon see his design used with GnuPG and also receive 50
> percent of the received donation (we received as of now 215 Euro but
> further donations won't be rejected [3]).  Unfortunately I can't offer
> him a mail alias thomas at gnupg because this has been assigned to the
> creator of the old logo.
> Ranks 2 and 3 are held by Robbie Tingey and Michel Blinn. They will
> receive an email alias for their contribution.
> If you like to see the new logo, point your browser to
> You will also find also the detailed results of the ballot, all
> submissions and the list of sponsors.
> I want to thank all who submitted a logo to the contest as well as
> those who worked on a logo but submitted it too late.  There are some
> really cool designs and I hope that some can be reused for another
> project.
> Special thanks to the sponsors: Intevation GmbH, Markus Komosinski,
> Parag Mehta, Folkert van Heusden, Ralph Angenendt, Alexander Tomisch,
> Robert Workman, Simon Josefsson.
> The remaining funds will be used to help with a new website design.
> Many thanks to all,
>   Werner

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