Subject: Re: NetBSD logo design competition
To: Herb Peyerl <>
From: Dan Langille <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 01/15/2004 18:27:33
On 15 Jan 2004 at 16:07, Herb Peyerl wrote:

> Luke Mewburn <>  wrote:
>  > On Thu, Jan 15, 2004 at 07:35:29AM -0700, Herb Peyerl wrote:
>  >   | (I know a professional won't even think about starting on something
>  >   | like this for <$5000 so the more incentive we have, the higher
>  >   | quality submissions we're likely to receive).
>  > 
>  > What makes you think that computer scientists working on open source
>  > software have a monopoly on doing work for non-financial rewards?
>  > 
>  > Or aren't people working on open source to be considered "professionals"?
> I didn't say "computer scientists" and I didn't say "open source
> people are not considered professionals".  
> I meant, a "professional logo designer", which around these parts,
> generally means a subset of the advertising profession and usually
> someone who doesn't use a computer to generate artwork.

Herb: FWIW, I thought your original point was quite clear.  You have 
clarified it above to remove all doubt.  Suggestions you meant 
otherwise are incorrect.

Let's concentrate real issues instead of pursuing this tangent.
Dan Langille :