Subject: Re: potential reason for changing the logo.
To: Hubert Feyrer , Herb Peyerl <>
From: Andy R <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 01/15/2004 09:15:53
--- Hubert Feyrer <> wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Jan 2004, Herb Peyerl wrote:
> > You see, I have to 'sell' the idea to higher
> management,
> > and your logo would be...a little too radical, too
> > rebellious I suppose, for their tastes. The
> browser text
> > only version would raise eyebrows about why this
> was used.
> I wonder what the problem here is:
>  [ ] the "iwo-jima" theme
>  [ ] the daemons

Remember that this is all going to be a compromise no
matter what happens. I agree that there are cultural
implications to the current logo, and that might not
be so good. We need something that represents

However, this doesn't mean that it can't represent
"geeks" either. If this was a product meant to be
sold, then it might matter that we are offending
potential business buy in. But it isn't.

This is a BSD operating system. If these businesses
want to contribute either money or to to code base,
fine, cater to them and make a logo they want. If not,
then they should be thankful for the code and the
licensing method and go on their merry way. 

Last time I checked the organizations that have
contributed are pretty large and well respected, and
they contributed in spite of (or possibly because of?)
the current logo.


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