Subject: RE: NetBSD logo design competition
To: Chuck Yerkes <email@example.com>
From: Johnny Billquist <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/14/2004 10:44:37
On Tue, 13 Jan 2004, Chuck Yerkes wrote:
> > From: Luke Mewburn <lukem@NetBSD.org>
> > To: netbsd-announce@NetBSD.org
> > Subject: NetBSD logo design competition
> > The NetBSD Foundation is retiring the existing NetBSD daemon identity
> > and is adopting a new logo. To that end we are launching an
> > The following problems have been identified with the current identity:
> > * Too complicated.
> > * Hard to reproduce.
> > * Has negative cultural, and religious ramifications.
> > Some suggested themes for the new identity include:
> > * An animal character such as the Linux `Tux' penguin (4) or
> > Darwin `Hexley' platypus (2).
> > * An abstract symbol conveying the goals and spirit of open source
> > technology.
> > * A logo based on the letter-forms of the organization name (NetBSD).
> A daemon: A pre-christian helper spirit (more or less).
> The church was big on subverting local beliefs, symbols and
> holidays into their own (no biblical scholar believes that the
> man called christ was born mid-winter, but between solstice
> and saturnalia, it's a fine time to move the holiday too).
> Don't like McKusick and Lassiter's little beastie? (bsd? beastie?
> get it?) Suck it up.
NetBSD is getting PC... I'll keep a local copy of the daemon, and retain
it on my machines... I never dreamt that PC was the way to go... :-)
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