The only worthwhile logo-related comments so far....
freebsd at nbritton.org
Sun Feb 13 10:45:03 PST 2005
Chris Zumbrunn wrote:
> While the Beastie mascot isn't exclusive to FreeBSD and instead is
> used as a mascot for BSD unixes in general, a new FreeBSD Beastie logo
> is subject to the additional copyright of its designer and can as such
> be exclusive to the FreeBSD project. In combination with the word
> FreeBSD and with the approval of the copyright holders, it could
> indeed even be registered as a trademark. But FreeBSD is not a
> company, and for its marketing purposes it doesn't require the
> protection of a trademark. So, replacing Beastie as the FreeBSD logo
> is NOT necessary.
The FreeBSD Foundation was setup was for thing such as this, currently
the 'FreeBSD' trademark is under the control of the foundation. Also I
feel that the designer of this new logo should transfer copyright holder
status to FreeBSD or the Foundation.
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