harrison at tbc.net
Wed Feb 9 14:25:31 PST 2005
Robert Watson wrote [02/09/05 3:13 PM]:
> On Wed, 9 Feb 2005, Andrew L. Gould wrote:
>> I was particularly pleased to read a comment on Daemon News that
>> Beastie would remain the mascot and that the logo and mascot are
>> being separated. I am hopeful that this comment was accurate.
> The comment is accurate. We'd like to get a logo we can provide to
> companies that are willing to stick it on their products as
> "supporting FreeBSD" -- while we all love the Daemon, we know that
> not every company can stick it on their Ethernet card box or server
> support web page. The intent is to keep Beastie as the Mascot, and
> you'll still see him all over the place. I can't imagine that
> FreeBSD t-shirts will stop holding him, let alone the large number of
> web pages, CDROM distributions, and so on. And don't forget the
> stuffed animal Beasties :-).
I'm glad to hear this, because the announcement paragraph about
"religious sensitivities" would certainly lead one to a different
conclusion. If what you're saying is honest, then that paragraph is
entirely beside the point.
The real point is to have a professional looking _logo_ to _complement_
(not replace) the cute mascot. That makes sense. Replacing the mascot
with something else for the reasons cited in that paragraph does not
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