Logo Contest

Anthony Atkielski atkielski.anthony at wanadoo.fr
Thu Feb 10 14:34:48 PST 2005

Garance A Drosihn writes:

> You've never heard of a startup firm?  Perhaps a startup made of
> recent college graduates?  They might not "kill" for the chance,
> but if they do have some spare time they might find this an
> attractive project to spend some time on.

People who want to make money don't do freebies.  A very common mistake
made by artists going into business is giving away work for free, under
the misconception that this will somehow lead to paying business.  In
reality, it just leads to requests for more freebies, or to nothing at

Thus, serious artists are going to expect to be paid money.

> Uh, the same could be said for programming.  So why are you using
> an open-source operating system which is largely supported by people
> who are NOT paid to work on it?  And who give it away for Free?

These are people who earn a living by other means.  Nobody who doesn't
have other sources of income writes software for free.

> Listen, if all we come up with is crappy logo submissions, then
> we won't actually switch to any new logo.  We're just trying to
> see what people *can* come up with, and maybe reward them a little
> bit for making the effort.

No problem with that.  But don't assume that any professionals (or
professional-level artists) will jump forward and give you free work for
the hypothetical "exposure."  FreeBSD doesn't have anything remotely
near the kind of exposure that would be useful for a graphic artist,
even were he willing to give away his work for free.  Not only is the
FreeBSD community relatively quite small, but the people who do see the
work would not be potential customers.


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