Subject: Re: Where's the Logo?
To: Sean Davis <>
From: None <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/15/2004 14:20:41
On Sun, Aug 15, 2004 at 07:07:53AM -0400, Sean Davis wrote:
> On Sun, 15 Aug 2004 04:43:30 -0500,
> <> wrote:
> > I think, some people had mentioned that the daemon is often times
> > recognized as a FreeBSD specific icon, rather than a universal BSD
> > symbol.  I personally like the daemon, but a more serious and cleaner
> > looking logo would be better for NetBSD.
> > 
> > 
> I've heard that, too. It sounds like total BS to me. The daemon was a
> BSD symbol before FreeBSD existed. They don't have exclusive usage
> rights to it. And please clarify: "cleaner?" cleaner than what? than
> the daemon? or than the iwo jima logo we have now? I don't personally
> like the iwo jima logo much, but if I had to choose between it and,
> say, the OpenBSD blowfish, I would certainly pick it. A 007 looking
> puffer fish is pretty hard to take seriously.
> I'm just... I dunno, bothered that the core NetBSD folks are changing
> our logo in order to be politically correct (daemons are bad! only
> satanists use BSD!). I think they're forgetting that no matter what,
> not everyone will be happy with it, and I would put money on less
> people being happy with the new logo than are currently happy with the
> one we've had for a long time now.

Please stop assuming what TNF thinks or does, it's annoying.

TNF is not looking for a new mascot, nobody wants the daemon out.  TNF
is looking for a logo, which there is not at the moment.

These days the Olympics Games are taking place, I hope you can make the
difference between a logo and a mascot:

The logo is the the symbol at the top left.  Totally different from the

The results will be published, just be patient.

Quentin Garnier.