[baremetal-sig][ironic] Bare metal logo program

Chris Hoge chris at openstack.org
Thu Mar 14 22:09:13 UTC 2019

Hi everybody,

One of the things we need to sort out with the logo program is what logo
we should actually use. Since the early days of Ironic, Pixie Boots has
been the mascot of the project, and could be the starting point for the
logo program. However, Pixie Boots belongs to the Ironic team and
OpenStack community first and foremost, and we wouldn't want to use (or
not use) them without asking for community feedback first.

We've also have a draft of a word-based mark that could serve as the
basis for a formal logo program. We have a link to it here, and we'd also
like your feedback on that as an alternative.


What are your thoughts on either of the marks as it relates to the


> On Mar 4, 2019, at 1:38 PM, Chris Hoge <chris at openstack.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> We're looking at launching a new bare metal logo program, and we'd like
> some feedback from the baremetal-sig on how it's implemented and if
> there's interest in participating in it. This is an early draft of the
> proposal for community community feedback, and isn't our final plan.
> This program has several goals. Raising awareness of Ironic as it's being
> used in production is one of them. This will highlight how Ironic is
> being used and also serve as a introduction to organizations that are
> considering tools to manage their bare metal infrastructure. This will
> also help to help to change the mind-set from OpenStack being a
> virtualization-focused platform to being a general infrastructure
> management platform. Ironic is an excellent example of OpenStack software
> being applicable across a variety of different use cases, like container
> infrastructure, high-performance computing, and network functions.
> At a high level anyone in the community who is using Ironic for managing
> bare-metal services would qualify for it. This would cover a variety of
> cases, including but not limited to: 
> * Distributions that ship Ironic.
> * Deployment tools and private clouds that use Ironic to manage servers.
> * Public clouds that resell bare-metal clouds.
> * Any private cloud that is using Ironic to manage their bare metal
>  infrastructure, whether end-user facing or not.  
> * Really, any production use of Ironic in any form.
> As part of the program we will have a bare-metal landing page that links
> out to the white paper, other documents related to Ironic, participants
> in the logo program, and links to case studies provided by the
> participants. The Foundation will also promote how participants in the
> program are using Ironic through their provided case studies through our
> various channels. Any vendor who has a marketplace listing will have
> the bare metal logo applied to that listing.
> Our major two requirements for participation are that:
> * You're actually using Ironic or providing software or services based on Ironic.
> * You provide a relatively short (500-1000 word) use case describing a
>  real-world application (we'd prefer that it not just be a marketing
>  brochure, but something that really highlights how Ironic is being used
>  in production).
> We would also like for this content to be built into the
> white paper, as we've seen a demand for case studies in previous
> publications.
> If we go forward with the program we plan to launch at the upcoming
> Open Infrastructure Summit in Denver and highlight the early participants
> in the program. As the year goes on we'll continue to promote Ironic
> usage and will always welcome new participants.
> There are two ways that you can help out right now. The first is just in
> giving us feedback on this proposal. The second is for you to contact me
> directly if you would like to be one of the founding participants in the
> program. 
> Thanks in advance to everyone for your feedback and participation!
> -Chris

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