Official Gecko Logo

Wednesday July 14th, 1999

Marc-André Descôteaux has interesting news, by way of the NeoPlanet website. He writes, "...I was looking at the pages on the NeoPlanet website when I came across a logo I had never seen: the official Netscape Gecko logo..."

Things I like: the overall shape, the feet (they give the logo a fractal-like quality). Things I'm on the fence about: the head looks like it belongs on a phallus more than a gecko. Things I'd rather they throw into the dustbin of history: the please-lord-make-it-stop Netscape blue.

What do you think?

#21 Official Gecko Logo

by Anon

Thursday July 15th, 1999 11:33 AM

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Thanks to all for the generally positive feedback! FYI, this will be the official Netscape Gecko logo. It is intended for use by products which embed Gecko and wish to signify this. Neoplanet 5.0 obviously qualifies. Its use is completely voluntary, of course; products which embed Gecko are not required to use it. [This should go without saying, as Gecko is MPLed, but lest anyone worry, I wanted to point that out.]

A while back, I solicited input on mozilla.layout about how developers would like to use a logo and what their needs in a logo licensing program are. Defining the user-friendly self-service logo licensing program has been on the back burner for a while, so there's still time to email me your needs in a logo licensing program.

Like the name "Gecko," the logo itself is a Netscape trademark, and its reuse will be authorized under the TBD logo licensing agreement. Hence the legal disclaimer on the Neoplanet page as a gentle reminder that the logo shouldn't be copied and pasted all over the web (or onto toilet paper, cereal boxes, or dog food) without permission.

Since we don't have the logo licensing agreement finished yet, I'll authorize use by products that embed Gecko on a case-by-case basis in the meantime. If you have a products that embeds Gecko and wish to use the logo, just email me.

Participants in the BugAThon can expect to see the logo showing up on their T-shirts and launch party invitations.

Happy hacking!

Eric Krock Gecko PM