FreeBSD's Visual Identity: Outdated?

Devon H. O'Dell dodell at
Fri Dec 24 01:06:38 PST 2004

Matt Olander wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 23, 2004 at 04:41:02PM -0500, Person, Roderick wrote:
>>>I can ask my company if they will donate a 1U server (maybe 
>>>with the old
>>>BSDi logo on it) if enough people are interested in entering a freebsd
>>>advocacy website design contest. Winners could be decided by a vote on
>>>the advocacy mailing list or by core or something.
>>I think this a great idea! I'd enter the contest.

Ha! I see what you're up to! ;P

> ok! Devon, can you post the requirements or guidelines that you and
> Murray had come up with when we discussed this last? I remember that
> there were a few requirements involved regarding programming languages
> or something.

Yay, give me even more work to do ;). I'll dig through my old mails and 
see if I can find what I discussed with Murray. The general idea was 
that it would need to be something that would be trackable using CVS; we 
didn't really want to go down any sort of CMS route or use scripting 
languages, unless absolutely necessary.

> my work has already approved the idea although I'm not promising much
> for the 1U server ;)
> I used to hate the redhat site, but it looks like they revamped it since
> I looked last and it's much nicer and easier to navigate now. maybe
> Yahoo or Juniper will let us use their corporate logo for a "Juniper relies 
> on FreeBSD' type image. I'll ask them. or an animated gif cycling
> through big corporate users. oh wait, now I'm giving away my design ideas! lol.
> I'll enter (even though my website design skillz aren't too great) but
> anybody from my company will, of course, be exempt from the contest :P
> so, the goal for this will not be for internal freebsd user
> use (although that's not out of the question, I'd think) but more for a
> professional advocacy site, right? something appropriate to sell or show
> off to middle/upper management exec types.
> Happy Festivus,
> -matt

This sounds about correct, although the discussions I had with Murray 
and other members of core@ (though, tbh, not many got involved) seemed 
to imply that it _would_ be for the main site.

Have a good holiday Matt; this extends to the rest of you as well!

Kind regards,

Devon H. O'Dell

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