Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

This question already has an answer here:

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

share|improve this question

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

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

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

But no, it is not an African logo.

You can review the current philosophy here

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.