And We Have A New DataPortability Logo

datap-logo.pngAfter being threatened by Red Hat because its original suitcase logo was too close to theirs, the DataPortability workgroup decided to hold a contest for a new logo, which anyone could vote on. Now the logo contest is over, and the winning design is shown at right. Congratulations to Alex Pankratov, who submitted the design.

In addition to the glory of seeing the logo on all official DataPortability Websites and letterhead, the winner will get an iPhone, a week’s worth of free ad space on TechCrunch and CenterNetworks, and a bunch of other donated prizes.

DataPortability wrangler-in-chief Chris Saad has an update here on the six-month-old effort to create standards that will allow consumers to take their personal data with them from site to site.