Learn about V0LT's branding, how you can use it, and find resources to do so!
Despite the fact that V0LT isn't meant to make a profit, branding is still a focal point of V0LT software, images, videos, and other products. As you probably already know, V0LT is a part of the relatively small, but rapidly growing community of free and open source software (FOSS) projects. Branding is one of the main aspects that FOSS projects neglect. While it's great to focus on adding functionality, its undeniable that asthetics are a massive factor that people consider when looking for software, tutorials, videos, and images. That's why V0LT tries to break from the mold with it's modern and minimalist design language.
Of course, you're already very familiar with the idea of branding. However, what you may not be used to is V0LT's implementation of it. Unlike a typical company, who restricts what you can do with their branding materials, V0LT's guidelines are very relaxed, and all resources are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
As stated above, all V0LT branding materials are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. However, that does not mean they can be used without restriction. Of course, you are free to view, download, save, and distribute materials under the CC-BY-SA license freely, but using V0LT branding materials to impersonate V0LT is prohibited and not permitted. For example, you are free to use the V0LT logo in a summary of V0LT, or as a sticker on your laptop, but not to imply that a program written by you is written or endorsed by V0LT when it isn't. If you have any questions about permitted usage of V0LT branding, don't hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd be more than happy to help you out. While not at all required, I encourage you to confirm whether or not your usage of V0LT branding materials falls under the license criteria.
The CC-BY-SA license has some of the following terms. This is a concise summary, but you should still read the license before using V0LT branding materials.
|Permitted Usage||Not Permitted Usage|
|Using the V0LT logo on an informative article about V0LT.||Using the V0LT logo to decieve users into thinking a program is developed by V0LT when it's not (Even if you don't explicitly claim to be V0LT)|
|Creating, using, or selling stickers of the V0LT logo to put on a laptop or other device.||Using the V0LT logo as your own logo on your website|
|Using the V0LT logo in a list of projects that powered a particular video, piece of software, etc. (This example shows projects that have powered V0LT)||Using the V0LT logo as your own logo on your website|
V0LT Logo Icon
V0LT Logo Text Black
V0LT Logo Text White
V0LT Text Zero Logo Black
V0LT Text Zero Logo White
V0LT Text Zero Logo Gradient
V0LT Zero Logo Black
V0LT Zero Logo White
V0LT has a very distinct and recognizable design language. If you're contributing to a V0LT project, following these design guidelines is highly encouraged.