Subject: Re: unofficial poll about new logo
To: Dick Davies <>
From: Johnny Billquist <bqt@Update.UU.SE>
List: current-users
Date: 11/01/2004 14:34:19
On Mon, 1 Nov 2004, Dick Davies wrote:

> * Sean Davis <> [1108 12:08]:
>> And the Daemon is no more FreeBSD than it was NetBSD, or even than it
>> was OpenBSD before they went to their blowfish logo, which I hate, but
>> I'm sorry to say is quite a lot better than our new "Orange Flag"
>> logo.
>> The Daemon was BSD. Plain and simple. People who thought it was only
>> FreeBSD weren't the type of people who'd notice NetBSD in the first
>> place anyhow.
> I could be wrong but I remember when this was first discussed that the
> daemon wasn't being retired. The daemon is a generic BSD mascot, which is
> used by all three BSDs, and the flag is replacing the netbsd logo (the
> daemons on the pile of computers with the flag, which  was derived from
> military theme). FreeBSD and OpenBSD have their own logos which don't include
> a daemon, just like netbsd.

Tried to find any FreeBSD-logo without a Daemon and couldn't find any. Got 
any pointers?

Yes, I also remember the military theme argument when the new logo 
discussion popped up. But that don't explain the explicit rule that the 
new logo should not have a daemon.


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