A few words about the logo change

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at toybox.placo.com
Thu Feb 10 21:11:35 PST 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Erich Dollansky [mailto:oceanare at pacific.net.sg]
> Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2005 4:30 AM
> To: Ted Mittelstaedt
> Cc: freebsd-advocacy at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: A few words about the logo change
> > FreeBSD Unleashed
> I also have that book, but I did not realise until now that one has a 
> logo and the other one doesn't.

More accurately, one has a devil image and one doesen't.  The most 
recognizable image of beastie that has currently been used as a logo
is the image that appeared on the FreeBSD 1.1 CD's, Walnut Creek,
BSDI and even the FreeBSD website today use that image.  However the
devil/demon image has long been associated with UNIX and it's use
predates the drawing on the FreeBSD 1.1 CD that became the recognized
logo of FreeBSD.  I used the devil image because of the log history
of associating the demon/devil image with UNIX, in addition to the fact
that a specific rendering of it is used as the FreeBSD logo.


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