Subject: Re: logo - very first draft
To: None <>
From: Bernd Sieker <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 05/03/2003 20:57:16
On 03.05.03, 17:52:46, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> Here's an idea for a logo that emphasizes our multiplatform ability, while
> keeping the daemon that people tend to identify with BSD (and that I think
> we should keep):
> For the boxes in the air, we can try to put either some machines there, or
> maybe also/as an alternative the letters "N e t B S D".
> What do you think?

I have several problems with this.

- It looks very unprofessional, even more so than the current image on
the NetBSD front page.

- I have a general problem of using the Daemon as an official "Logo"
rather than a mascot, Not least of these being losing churches as
potential users of BSD. I have set up some computers in our church but I
am very careful about not displaying Daemon Logos. Although this is not
meant to be _the_ Devil, or Satan, you weould have trouble explaining
this to ordinary people that never heard of "Disk And Execution
MONitor" (although I belive that to be a backronym.)

- I would much prefer a stylized, polished, abstract logo, maybe some
lines and polygons, and neat "NetBSD"-letters.

- The daemon on the image lacks charisma, lacks something unique,
something that could be assiciated with NetBSD. I don't think trying to
make a mascot that somehow symbolizes NetBSD's strong points
(portability) is a good guide to finding a logo.

- To see what I have in mind for a sort of "coroprate identity", see the
posters that I have made for the Magdeburg Linuxtag (and for use on
other fairs):

No offence to the artist intended, but I don't think that this is what
we need. It might serve as an illustration on a web page explaining
about NetBSD's portability, but I would be quite unhappy if this were
going to be the official Logo.

>  - Hubert
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Bernd Sieker

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