Logo Contest

Dan Ponte dcp1990 at neptune.atopia.net
Wed Feb 9 19:44:10 PST 2005

On Wed, Feb 09, 2005 at 10:28:50PM -0500, Tom Rhodes <trhodes at FreeBSD.org> was witnessed plotting the following conspiracy:
> On Thu, 10 Feb 2005 10:56:31 +0800
> Erich Dollansky <oceanare at pacific.net.sg> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > this all sounds like a very stupid idea to me.
> Thanks!
> > 
> > This also sounds like the effort in the EU banning the swastika not 
> > seeing that some two billion people using it as a religious symbol.
> Your conspiracy is over there ------->

I don't believe that is all that farfetched; indeed, Jun mentioned in
his "announcement" (as it was seemingly leaked) that it may offend some,
and I don't think that scottl's commit removing Beastie from the loader
menu speaks against it, either. FreeBSD has a long history of tradition
behind it; breaking said tradition in the name of political correctness
can only hinder.

> > 
> > I never ever heard that a company has chosen a product because of its logo.
> I have.  Can I put my hand up and vote now?
> > 
> > Do you believe that Windows is this successful because of its logo?
> No.  But the blue screens and hundreds of issues in the knowledge
> base doesn't seem to hurt them much either.
> I hear all of this "Stupid idea because of this this" and "cry and
> whine because of that"
> How does the *logo* (note, two dictionaries consider logo and
> mascot different) being added hurt you?  I mean, other than
> somehow forcing you to take a few moments to craft an email; me
> as well.
> This will also make it much easier to make clothing items which
> can be sold to the general public, it also offers choice.  So
> many complain that MS limits choice, aren't we doing that now?
> We still need Kirks permission IIRC, to print designs with
> Beastie on them.  Don't you think this may push advocacy, why
> hinder that movement in any way?
> I think this is the last I'll say about the matter though.
Dan Ponte
The debate rages on: Is PL/I Bachtrian or Dromedary?

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