The only worthwhile logo-related comments so far....

Nikolas Britton freebsd at
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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