Instead of, why not...

Roger 'Rocky' Vetterberg listsub at
Sat Feb 12 13:11:03 PST 2005

Chris Zumbrunn wrote:
> On Feb 12, 2005, at 9:11 PM, Roger 'Rocky' Vetterberg wrote:
>> Maybe just the FreeBSD part and a couple of stylized horns over it, 
>> but that would mean Beastie would not be clearly visible and I dont 
>> know if I dare to suggest that. ;)
> I agree something like this...
> ...would be possible as well.
> But personally, I think FreeBSD should celebrate some of its 
> idiosyncrasies - specially the ones that are representative of its BSD 
> UNIX tradition. To professionalize FreeBSD we would have to change its 
> name before we would "have to" drop Beastie as its logo. It's probably 
> even true that FreeBSD is more associated and recognized by its Beastie 
> logo than by its name - and I'm not kidding.

Totally agree, and thats why I suggest keeping Beastie as a mascot.
Look at linux, everyone knows the linux penguin, but that doesnt stop 
RedHat, Caldera, Debian etc from having professional looking logos.
And I think most of us agree that the reason RedHat is more accepted 
then FreeBSD in the commercial world is not due to its superior 
quality, stability or heritage, right?
Maybe their more professional looking image has something to do with 
it? ;)


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