Looking for gurus willing to help write Freebsd tutorials

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at msu.edu
Wed Jun 4 19:39:11 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jun 04, 2008 at 09:54:50PM +1000, Fraser Tweedale wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 04, 2008 at 01:45:57AM -0700, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> > [snip] 
> > The issue started several years ago when one of the core
> > developers started agitating for a different graphic.  Apparently
> > he had been asked too many times for his taste if the FreeBSD
> > project had something to do with devil worship.  A long drawn
> > out argument ensued but core being core got their way.  Core
> > then started claiming Beastie wasn't a logo, he was a mascot
> > and that it why we needed a logo (despite the fact that Beastie
> > has been used as a logo for years) As a
> > peace offering they tried the contest idea.  The submissions
> > were so crappy they extended the contest deadline.  Finally
> > they got a submission that they decided was OK and that "won"
> > the contest.  The FreeBSD community was not allowed to see
> > the other entrants.  It was your basic star chamber decision.
> > 
> > Ted
> I always have wondered about the other entries.  Surely someone
> has got a copy of them lying around; I (and I'm sure many others)
> would be quite interested to see them, if such a thing is possible.

Probably you really don't want to see them.

Ted's narrative is pretty much how I remember it.

Maybe everyone should make their own and use it.
FreeBSD is a user created Open Software project after all.


> frase

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