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

Garance A Drosehn gad at
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
be close-minded!".

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
Senior Systems Programmer               or   gad at
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute;             Troy, NY;  USA

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