What's the meaning of the Ubuntu logo? Where does this logo come from?

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Ubuntu means "an ethic or humanist philosophy focusing on people's allegiances and relations with each other". And the logo is a graphical representation of 3 people holding their arms out, making a circle. See these 2 images:

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So the logo is perfectly describing the word Ubuntu.

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    I also think, the logo are 3 people, holding their hands. ubuntu means humanity.
    – bluefirex
    May 14, 2011 at 13:45
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    This is also why the logo is often referred to as "The Circle Of Friends".
    – LayerCake
    May 14, 2011 at 13:59

The Ubuntu logo is called "circle of friends", read following reference may be will interest to you.

- http://www.ubuntubuzz.com/2011/08/20-thing-should-know-about-ubuntu.html


I always thought the Ubuntu logo looked like the circular bit in the center of a laptop's CD reader, a reference to Ubuntu's Live CD distribution.

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