OSHW Logo Selected!

The results of the public votes for the OSHW logo are in! Almost 9000 people voted, and the community selected “Golden Orb” by Macklin Chaffee as the OSHW Logo v1.0 (submitted on Feb 11th, 2011). Congratulations Golden Orb, thank you all for voting! If you support the OSHW Definition 1.0, you can GO AHEAD and Apply the OSHW Definition and logo to you projects and circuits. Here’s to another great day for Open Hardware!

Outstanding work Ayah and team! I really like this logo, it shows how it’s related to open source software (OSI) – and it has gears :) Next up, licenses!


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=571219742 Anonymous

    Looks almost like an M16 bolt with the extractor missing.

  • http://profiles.google.com/renan.araujo Renan de Araujo

    I find it ok to use an “open gear” as “open hardware” but the counter form inside it creates the shape of a lock. I think that overall it gives more of a “closed” (as in: only those with a key are allowed or as in “private”) than open.

  • http://profiles.google.com/irtrond Kerry Meddick

    That’s a good choice – it references the open source software logo and to me looks like a big, spikey ‘O’ for open. The keyhole just says ‘unlocked’ or unlockable to me =)

  • http://www.facebook.com/surpriseparty Tim Harris

    I’m so glad the last offerings were scrapped. This design is so far superior to the microchip and unlock symbol they had before.

    Btw, almost over 9000?

  • http://twitter.com/AlexFielder Alex Fielder

    Anyone else think this looks a little like a stargate?

  • http://profiles.google.com/aloo.teche Aloo Teche

    Great logo! I am wondering which font is used.