We have a new logo! See
for the contest results.
What now? As you may have noticed, I have taken the liberty to put the
logo on the English Wikipedia already. However, this is not necessarily
permanent but primarily serves to demonstrate how the logo looks in real
world use. The above URL contains a link to the logo discussion page. You
can make proposals for changes to the logo, and any change that finds a
consensus can be made. There is no time limit on this.
Now for the tricky part. Each Wikipedia can choose to "ratify" the new
logo, or to keep its current one. This was an idea by Anthere (I think),
and it seems reasonable to avoid hard feelings and to see if we have
strong enough support for the new logo. If not enough people participate
in this vote, the logo is automatically ratified.
Thanks for participating, and let's do this again in two years ;-)