New Logo

ke.han ke.han at
Tue Nov 1 16:25:21 PST 2005

Dear arguing list...
I am new to freeBSD this year and am very happy with the community 
(mostly) and the product.  I don't at all feel a new logo (or replacing 
the mascot, depending on your point of view) is necessary and I was not 
aware, until reading this thread that it was in progress.  The new web 
site design was a good step towards corporate polish.  This does not 
mean the logo/mascot needs replacing as well.
I have studied the winning logo and find the artwork of high quality, 
but certainly not an acceptable replacement for what already exists.

In any efforts to expand the market share of freeBSD, I suggest the 
a - It is important to show professionalism, courtesy and restraint as a 
community.  I chose to move from Linux to freeBSD in large part because 
of the quality of the community and documentation.  Public fits on the 
maillists do more damage to any attempt at large corporate acceptance 
than a new logo might help.
b - I think that sharing a common daemon logo/mascot with the other BSDs 
is a good thing. Linux has done well with the various penguin effects. 
Don't worry too much about this.  Just accept what users already have 

thanks, ke han

virgil huston wrote:
> On 11/1/05, Danny Pansters <danny at> wrote:
>>On Tuesday 1 November 2005 19:39, stan wrote:
>>OK I will honestly tell you my first reaction: I laughed until I fell off my
>>chair. Then I put my hand in front of my mouth and whispered OMG.
> This logo is so bad, especially from a marketing perspective, that it
> is almost laughable. I hope it disappears quickly. Whoever did this
> was not a professional graphic designer who knows marketeting and what
> a logo is for. Sorry to be so brutal.
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