Logo Contest

Oliver Leitner Shadow333 at gmx.at
Thu Feb 10 19:07:26 PST 2005

for answering a discussion about a logo contest youre taking a quite wide 
turn, dont you guys think?

On Thursday 10 February 2005 23:34, Anthony Atkielski wrote:
> 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
> all.
> 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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