Subject: Re: unofficial poll about new logo
To: NetBSD Current Users <>
From: Michal 'hramrach' Suchanek <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/02/2004 14:28:30
On Mon, Nov 01, 2004 at 02:34:19PM +0100, Johnny Billquist wrote:
> 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.
Also the OpenBSD logo is clearly a daemon trying to disguise as a fish ;-)
> 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.

Michal Suchanek