Eclipse Logo vote moves to round two
With the candidates reduced from ten to four, the voting on an updated logo for the Eclipse Foundation has entered round two. The open source organisation had called for a vote on logo submissions in February after announcing that it was looking to freshen the Foundation's logo. From more than two hundred proposals, the foundation selected ten candidates and at the end of February, put them before the community for voting. Based on the results of those votes and some Foundation decisions, the field has been reduced to four options.
Ian Skerret who manages marketing at Eclipse, took the opportunity, when announcing the second round, to apologise for some miscommunication over the purpose of the logo change ("to modernise the Eclipse logo, not create a completely new one") and to explain that a number of logos from the first round were eliminated due not meeting that requirement. He reminds people that "In the end, the Eclipse Foundation will take this feedback to make the final decision on any new logo" but invites people to take part in the vote, either for one of the new logos or to retain the current logo. The vote closes on March 17th.