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I understand the logo is meant to represent the Zulu philosophy of Ubuntu, but is the logo an African symbol??

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marked as duplicate by Rinzwind, Seth, bodhi.zazen, Jorge Castro, Luis Alvarado Feb 15 '13 at 18:54

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I think it's a picture of people holding hands/working together. – Seth Feb 15 '13 at 18:23
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here you go: askubuntu.com/questions/42724/… – Rinzwind Feb 15 '13 at 18:24

I think, many years ago, the origional logo represents a circle of friends.

It is made up of a custom designed font (wordmark), carefully spaced with a re-drawn ‘Circle of Friends’ placed within a roundel.

http://design.ubuntu.com/brand/ubuntu-logo

But no, it is not an African logo.

You can review the current philosophy here

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Brand

http://design.ubuntu.com/

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