Dan Langille dan at
Sun Dec 21 00:44:54 UTC 2008

On Dec 20, 2008, at 3:46 AM, Steve at wrote:

> Hi all,
> I know there was a contest a while ago to replace Beastie as the  
> FreeBSD mascot/icon whatever (lord knows why)

Incorrect, AFAIK.

There was a contest to create a trademark image.

> and was wondering why he was done away with and where a person would  
> stand using him?

He is still around.

> Was it for some trademark/legal greedy reason we aren't allowed to  
> use him anymore?

It is incorrect that we are not allowed to use him.

> Who is allowed to use him now?

See the URL

> What does Beastie represent now?

Same things it always did

> The reason why I'm asking is because I want to make a GDM theme that  
> includes Beastie in it.

> In all the gazillions of years I've been using BSD's, Beastie has  
> represented the true face of Berkeley Unix  and it would be a dying  
> shame to see him gone forever!

He is not gone.  He is clearly visible at
> Regards,
> Steve Laurie
> Sydney, Australia
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Dan Langille

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