A New, Free, Public Domain Rails Logo
Did you know that the Rails 3.0 beta / pre-release went live today? No? You do now! Anyway, I had to do a post about it for Ruby Inside and was sick of not being able to find a logo without a silly license or that's encumbered by trademarks. So I got one of the world's top logo designers to make one that I could release to the public domain.
Two versions are available. A big one and a little one! But you can resize it with an up to date raster image editor like NeoPaint or Deluxe Paint V! Cleverly the world renowned designer changed the "A" of Rails to a heart so it doesn't actually use the trademarked name, and he really knows how to use the bevel feature on Deluxe Paint V, doesn't he?
It's key to note that this logo is not officially sanctioned by the trademark holder and, well, it has no relationship to the trademark at all. Except if you believe it does. That's for your consciousness to figure out for itself. Either way, this ain't official!
You can use this logo however you like - it's public domain. Claim you made it if you want! In fact, maybe we didn't make it and we're claiming we made it.. who cares!
For the whiners, an alternative:
Erik O's Actually Pretty Good Logo
Dylan Clendenin's (@deepthawtz) Logo
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