Please don't change Beastie to another crap logo such as NetBSD!!!

Andrew L. Gould algould at
Wed Feb 9 11:29:10 PST 2005

On Wednesday 09 February 2005 12:58 pm, Julien Gabel wrote:
> >> See the thread "The FreeBSD Project is announcing a public
> >> competition for the new logo design. ????" in -advocacy - I've
> >> already replied with my views on the subject, along the same lines
> >> as your comments.
> >
> > I'm not subscribed to -advocacy can you provide me with an archive
> > link to this thread in question? I wasn't able to find it based on
> > the subject you provided.
> You can follow this post at:

I like the daemon, and would like it to remain FreeBSD's mascot.  
However, I don't see a problem with separating the logo from the 

A decent example of this is Slackware's logo, which is separate from 
their pipe smoking penguin.  Check out both the "Serious Slackware" and 
"Got Slack" t-shirts at the link below.  Each t-shirt represents 
Slackware in a different light.  Both are still correct; but one is 
certainly more "business friendly".

Having a professional looking logo would make advocacy easier.  People 
do have their prejudices; and if people misunderstand the daemon, then 
it is not representing FreeBSD effectively.  We should be able to have 
both without feeling like we "sold out".

I'll stop here and sign up for the advocacy mailing list.

Andrew Gould

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