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

Robert Marella hoe-waa at
Fri Feb 11 16:31:24 PST 2005

On Fri, 2005-02-11 at 18:25 -0500, Jerry McAllister wrote:
> > 
> > athony atkielski =~ /tm452\d/ ?
> I was beginning to suspect some such.
> Maybe worse.
> ////jerry
Jerry and Eric

If I can remember correctly, I have received help from both of you on
some of my previous posts. I thank you and I always enjoy reading your
view points. 

This post is no exception but I happen to find Anthony's views on this
subject both provocative and right on the money.

We have all run into a problem with a printer, NIC, scanner that is "not
supported" by FreeBSD because the vendor will not release the drivers or
code needed to build a driver.

The vendor could care less if our mascot is a daemon or Mount Fujiyama.
The vendor looks at the bottom line. How much engineer/programmer time
will it take and can I recover the investment. The vendor looks at the
number of installed systems and the competition for his product and
makes a _business_ decision.

Anthony's point, and I agree, is that everything will grow when our OS
is taken for its strengths. It is difficult to get to the point of our
strengths when the Suits see a representation of what they perceive as;
childish or anti-christ or cartoonish whether justified or not. First
impressions are important.


P.S. I like beastie... but I like the OS much better!

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