The FreeBSD Project is announcing a public competition for the
new logo design. ????
David Board (dacoto.com)
dacoto at gmail.com
Wed Feb 9 10:46:44 PST 2005
I agree 100%. Thank you for the very well written post.
On Wed, 09 Feb 2005 18:38:16 +0000, Mark Ovens <marko at freebsd.org> wrote:
> Ricardo Alves dos Reis wrote:
> > Unfortunately, the cute FreeBSD daemon is sometimes treated with
> > misunderstanding in the religious and cultural context. That's why The
> > FreeBSD Project is announcing a public competition for the new logo
> > design. You can find the rules of the competition in this document.
> > http://logo-contest.freebsd.org/announce.txt ??????
> <sigh> So, the FreeBSD Project is giving in to the narrow-minded,
> puritanical, moral minority who, despite their preachings are not very
> well-informed as they don't know the difference between 'demon' and
> 'daemon'. Is this a sign (or a victim perhaps?) of the "growing
> conservatism sweeping Bush's America"?
> The Mozilla project had/has to put up with similar crap about it's logo
> because numpties think that the red star represents Communism.
> Oh, and since we're being all Politically Correct....
> * The logo must not exploit or offend a person's sex, race,
> religion, morality, culture , nor be salacious or
> we should drop 'BSD' from the name because, over the years, plenty of
> people have assumed that *BSD is some form of kinky sex outfit - same
> problem, they don't know the difference between BSD and BDSM.
> I see that NetBSD and OpenBSD have already dropped Beastie - the latter
> adopting a butt-ugly fish (the style of which implies bloated fatware to
> Beastie has been the BSD symbol for nearly 17 years (based on Kirk's
> copyright date of 1988) and, as far as I'm concerned it always will be.
> Just my €0.02 of course.
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