Logo Contest

Alexandr Kovalenko never at nevermind.kiev.ua
Wed Feb 9 13:42:15 PST 2005

Hello, Robert Watson!

On Wed, Feb 09, 2005 at 09:13:39PM +0000, you wrote:

> > I'd like to voice my support for the logo competition. 
> > 
> > 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. 
> > 
> > ...now, if I could only draw...... 
> 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 :-).

But I've already seen some products which represented Beastie as
"Designed for FreeBSD" (actually they mean "Designed to be supported by
FreeBSD" :).

Heh, anyway, political correctness is a$$pain for me...

> For entertainment value, I should scan in the anonymous letter I received
> from someone in Kansas a few years ago.  It compared the Beastie to using
> Osama Bin Laden as the FreeBSD logo, and was CC'd to my company and
> research sponsors. It's a classic :-).  Of course, it wasn't appreciated
> at work because this was a bit after the anthrax scare, and anonymous
> mailed envelopes weren't real popular. 


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