Please don't change Beastie to another crap logo such as
Garance A Drosehn
gad at FreeBSD.org
Thu Feb 10 11:26:21 PST 2005
At 10:59 AM -0500 2/10/05, Louis LeBlanc wrote:
> > Logos need to be as neutral as possible, since they will be
> > very widely used and very heavily imprinted in customers'
> > minds. They must not conjure up thoughts of anything except
> > the brand they represent.
>Neutrality is purely objective in this case (and many others).
>Uninformed neutrality can be highly inflammatory. Beastie is only
>considered inflammatory to those uninformed fundamentalists who
>haven't been satisfied beating down every other freedom in this
>country and need someone or something else to pick on. Next
>they'll be burning books and witches again.
It is interesting that I constantly hear "FreeBSD MUST have the
Beastie as the only logo for FreeBSD. We MUST NOT even consider
any other logo -- because if we consider ANY other logo, we will
So, there is one-and-only-one valid logo for FreeBSD, and that
is because FreeBSD is so very open-minded?
Note that the contest is just to see what logos people can come
up with. It's not like we are demanding that the logo must have
angels in it, or a picture of some other religious figure.
Nothing more than "Let's see what ideas people can come up with".
Garance Alistair Drosehn = gad at gilead.netel.rpi.edu
Senior Systems Programmer or gad at FreeBSD.org
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Troy, NY; USA
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