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Rolling out the new logo of MediaWiki
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Description

With https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Project:Proposal_for_changing_logo_of_MediaWiki,_2020 being done. We will need to deploy the changes and roll it out. Currently it's waiting on WMF legal to clear the proposed logo but in the mean time we need to plan the roll out.

Steps

  1. Fine-tune new logo in variety of applications. Logo election has already provided several exemplified applications as Vector legacy and modern. We need to ensure that it's in good shape for main Foundation skins and optimized for different sizes when rolled out
  2. Write a design guide document for using the logo.
  3. Protecting the logos in commons, against vandalism
  4. Collect all major prominent places where logo needs to be replaced
    1. mediawiki.org
    2. MW core
    3. Wiki* footer “powered by” buttons
      1. While we're at updating those buttons, let's also unify their appearance with Design Style Guide component guidelines or evaluate removing button appearance completely. T256190: Remove or remodel small site ownership icons which used in every MediaWiki skin
    4. Default logo for new installation: https://github.com/wikimedia/mediawiki/blob/master/resources/assets/wiki.png
  5. Replace them in time-sensitive manner (possibly within a week or max two)
  6. Share with the World, by mailing lists, tweets etc.
  7. Fix misc cases:
    1. Phabricator login
    2. Wikipedia page of mediawiki
    3. Documentations in mw.org
      1. https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:WhatLinksHere/File:MediaWiki_logo_without_tagline.png
      2. https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:WhatLinksHere/File:Wiki.png
    4. https://www.wikimedia.org/ (Not needed, links to the mediawiki.org, gets automatically updated)
    5. Project portal footers - https://www.wikipedia.org/, https://www.wikiquote.org/ etc
    6. https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q83
  8. Fix derivative logos:
    1. Wikitech
      1. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikitech_logo.svg
      2. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikitech_logo.png
    2. WMDE technical wishes
      1. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Logo_The_Technical_Wishes_Project_(with_background).svg
    3. Docker
      1. T274678: Logo for MediaWiki-Docker

Event Timeline

So WMF legal needs more time on clearing the logo and registering it as a trademark. So we have some time to plan ahead and ready to roll it out swiftly once the legal work is done.

Iniquity has created a new category and I will upload all the necessary files here:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:MediaWiki_logo_(2020)

Making this blocker of 1.36 because we rather get the logo out before the release otherwise we need to wait for six months.

Iniquity updated the task description. (Show Details)

Change 668238 had a related patch set uploaded (by Ladsgroup; owner: Ladsgroup):
[mediawiki/core@master] Use the new mediawiki logos

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/668238

Change 668241 had a related patch set uploaded (by Ladsgroup; owner: Ladsgroup):
[operations/mediawiki-config@master] Use the new mediawiki logos

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/668241

Change 668246 had a related patch set uploaded (by Ladsgroup; owner: Ladsgroup):
[wikimedia/portals@master] Use the new mediawiki logo

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/668246

So an update. The rights have been moved to WMF now. They are working on filing the trademark and it's needed before landing changes above ^ but hopefully we are in the last stages now. I made the patches ready and got the files in https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:MediaWiki_logo_(2020) protected. I'll compose an announcement to keep it handy as well.

Ladsgroup updated the task description. (Show Details)