Subject: Re: The Logo Thread. (^&
To: Richard Rauch <>
From: Patrick Welche <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/22/2005 16:34:31
On Sat, May 21, 2005 at 02:29:35PM -0500, Richard Rauch wrote:
> On Sat, May 21, 2005 at 07:35:46PM +0200, Geert Hendrickx wrote:
> > On Sat, May 21, 2005 at 12:08:19PM -0500, Richard Rauch wrote:
> > > Just a few comments on this thread:
> > > 
> > >  * pkgsrc is not just for NetBSD anymore.  Do you want to emphasize
> > >    the relation in a logo?  NetBSD users already know about pkgsrc.
> > 
> > Giving pkgsrc its own logo may emphesize the fact that it's a project on
> > its own right.  But some inheritance from the NetBSD logo isn't exactly
> > "unright", is it?  
> If it were incidental, no problem.  But the NetBSD logo is so ugly that
> I actively avoid the main web-page now.  (I used to go there on my way
> to the mailing lists to check announcements, but after losing the nice
> flag-raising splash graphic for the logo...ewww.)
> If it is too readily suggesting NetBSD, it may strengthen the
> impression, "Oh, pkgsrc.  That's only for NetBSD."

In some sense, the daemon with a package on the end of its fork is no
longer related to NetBSD, so is a valid pkgsrc logo ;-)