Oscar brought this thread and your questions to my attention. Sorry, I lacked clarity here... and this is more of an internal thing than anything else. I mentioned it on Twitter because I wanted to leak it to the community, to give artists a chance to join in... but I didn't blog about it, because basically there's no real decision to change the logo at this time.
Let me explain...
The look of our website, blog, forums and especially the look of our community website, is outdated and needs to be changed. So I'm preparing to start contests for a new overall look for our websites. This is something we want to do and which will happen soon. Before doing all this, it's important to finalize our logo. I'm really happy with our current logo but I find it lacks some contrast and border definition. I'd like something that comes out more, that is more noticeable .... even if that means keeping the exact same logo and slightly improving on the borders. Since we have this in mind, we may as well look for alternatives. I've no intention of changing the logo, but if there's something great out there, that looks completely different, then why not? Let's keep an open mind. With all that in mind I started a contest for the logo. If it turns out none of the logos out there make for a good replacement, we'll continue with the logo we're using at the moment. If that's the case, we'll tell people but we'll still appoint a winner anyway. We won't waste anyone's time, if we get nothing we like, we'll assign a winner, if we get the same logo but improved with better borders, we'll be delighted, if we get another logo that's even better than ours, then we'll be delighted as well.