We need a logo, a version one identity, that helps customers and partners understand where we are in this space.
Logo needs to do all the typical logo-ish things: look recognizable at a small size (think favicon), and impressive at a large size (think: sign on building); stand nicely with or without the name;
DO: Play with color
DON'T: Bake the domain name into it (as it may change).
DO: Draw inspiration from steam engines, hot air balloons, model airplanes, the openstack logo itself, etc.
DON'T: Use cats, dogs, or horses.
As a simple concept, a single piston (with crankshaft) sprouting out of a cloud (drawn as the traditional internet symbol) is certainly workable.
The files we will require are:
Print file format - .ai (CMYK)
Web file format - .jpg and layered .psd (RGB)
Please do not use any stock images or clip art in the logo.