FreeBSD Torrent Server

Oliver Fromme olli at lurza.secnetix.de
Mon Mar 5 11:50:10 UTC 2007


Sorry for the late reply, but I think this one needs a
correction, so others don't find wrong information in
the archives ...

Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
 > [...]
 > The FreeBSD Beastie was struck from his position as logo for FreeBSD
 > for some EXTREMELY minor controversy surrounding religions icons.
 > Well, using  a Devil image didn't pirate anyone software or break a law.
 > Yet Beastie was axed for exactly the same "guilt by association" reasons.

I'm afraid that paragraph is completely wrong.  The BSD
daemon (sometimes called "Beastie", but that's not its
official name) was not "struck from his position as a
logo", and it was not "axed".

The BSD daemon never was a logo of the FreeBSD project.
It was rather a mascot (and it still is!).  However, it
was sometimes used in a context where a logo would be
used normally, simply for the fact that FreeBSD didn't
have a real logo.

Now, after the result of the logo contest last year,
FreeBSD has a real, official logo, in addition to the
BSD daemon mascot.  Just look at www.freebsd.org.
It doesn't look axed to me.  ;-)

Best regards
   Oliver

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