BSD logo

David Brodbeck gull at
Sat Jul 24 21:11:42 UTC 2010

On Jul 24, 2010, at 7:33 AM, Alejandro Imass wrote:
> I am not a religious man myself, but if the logo had any religious
> meaning to me I am sure I could better understand Victor's issues.
> Seems silly, but if it was the other way around I'm sure _many_ people
> here would probably concur in the discomfort of using an OS who's logo
> was some sort of religion symbol, say a Christian Cross, Egyptian
> Ankh, David Star, Muslim Moon, or a Satanic Encircled Five Point Star.

Well, to me it's about intent.

I doubt the FreeBSD logo was picked with the intent of sticking a  
thumb in the eye of anyone religious.  I also think it's pretty clear  
it wasn't picked by someone who identified with Satanism.

On the other hand, if someone uses a Jesus Fish or a cross as a logo,  
they're usually trying to make a political point.  *That* would make  
me uncomfortable -- not the symbol itself, but the sentiment I knew  
was behind it.

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