Instead of freebsd.com, why not...
Roger 'Rocky' Vetterberg
listsub at 401.cx
Sat Feb 12 16:12:48 PST 2005
Chris Zumbrunn wrote:
> On Feb 12, 2005, at 10:12 PM, Roger 'Rocky' Vetterberg wrote:
>> Look at linux, everyone knows the linux penguin, but that doesnt stop
>> RedHat, Caldera, Debian etc from having professional looking logos.
> They are all separate entities from Linux. They are independent
> companies that offer distributions. They are not Linux - so they can not
> claim the Linux logo for themselves. On the other hand, FreeBSD is
> FreeBSD and should use the FreeBSD logo: Beastie.
In that case, I must argue that the use of the daemon predates FreeBSD
by far, and can be seen as a logo for the BSD family as a whole, not
to say UNIX as a whole. FreeBSD is not BSD nor UNIX - so it can not
claim the Beastie logo for itselves. However, I do not object to
somehow incorporate Beastie in the logo to show our heritage.
> If Beastie is more representative of the project and its product than
> its name, why should we reduce Beastie to a stuffed animal if we can
> have Beastie as our logo. If we could rename the entire project to
> "Beastie", we probably should ;-)
I would not use the word "representative" as I think that is one of
the problems with the current logo. It is widely *associated* with
BSD, but I would not say that its very *representative* for BSD.
A cutting edge operating system like freebsd should have a logo that
shows this, not something that makes it look like a toy for teenage
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