New "branding-ubuntu" package allows for branding arbitrary graphics in a derivative friendly way

Scott Ritchie scott at
Thu Jun 4 01:04:08 BST 2009

A simple idea I had at UDS was to make it easy for artists to provide
Ubuntu branding for various programs in a derivative friendly way.  I've
just uploaded a first version of the package, branding-ubuntu, which so
far only has a replacement for the Gnometris background. Gnometris
doesn't yet enable it; see this upstream bug:

It is very simple to extend this package with arbitrary components that
could use branding, such as koala card backs for the solitaire games.
If you'd like to add your own branding, please check out  for the process - or just make some
artwork and ask me personally and I'll take care of it for you.

Now that I have this infrastructure in place, I'd like to discuss
various things that could use some slick branding.  So far I've thought of:

Solitaire card backs
Gnometris background
Mahjongg Tileset
Four-in-a-row marbles

Some of these could be release specific too, eg a koala rather than an
ubuntu logo.

Scott Ritchie

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