There’s a discussion in the Outreach group about changing our branding, and there appears to be consensus for dropping the initial capital from Diaspora in logos and official communications.
However, although this is a small change (one letter), it is a major change in terms of how we present ourselves, so I thought we should have a proper vote on it with as many people as possible participating.
The asterisk remains a key part of our branding.
So the proposal is that we change the logo to diaspora* in Roboto bold, and that in official communications, we style the name diaspora* (lower case, with the asterisk).
In longer prose documents, such as wiki articles, it will still be fine to use Diaspora (capital, no asterisk) as the diaspora* style can get intrusive if used a lot in a page.
It will still be fine to use a logo which is just an asterisk, as various pods do, and to use other artwork (e.g. a hand-drawn logo) in certain cases.
I think we can consider this passed, with some reservations. This only affects 'official' communications from the Foundation, and individuals, including podmins, need not be constrained by it - they can style their pods as they like.
As stated in the discussion content, drop the use of Diaspora or Diaspora* in branding (official text communications and logos) and switch to diaspora* (lower case).
There are other elements to the branding proposal, but let’s vote just on this one for now.