> -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of prad > Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2008 9:06 AM > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: Looking for gurus willing to help write Freebsd tutorials > > > On Tue, 3 Jun 2008 01:03:40 -0700 > "Ted Mittelstaedt" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > (aside from the arrogant setting aside > > of 20 some years of BSD Unix history) > > > i don't really understand the reason for the changing beastie - who is > easily the cutest of any os (even better than the excellent puffy of > openbsd)! > > we link to freebsd with beastie and there are certainly > several beasties on http://www.freebsd.org/art.html, but none on > http://www.freebsd.org/logo.html suggesting that the logo is the logo, > but beastie is not? > > i always thought the daemon was inextricably linked with the bsds - i > think it appeared even on the older versions of netbsd and openbsd. >
The issue started several years ago when one of the core developers started agitating for a different graphic. Apparently he had been asked too many times for his taste if the FreeBSD project had something to do with devil worship. A long drawn out argument ensued but core being core got their way. Core then started claiming Beastie wasn't a logo, he was a mascot and that it why we needed a logo (despite the fact that Beastie has been used as a logo for years) As a peace offering they tried the contest idea. The submissions were so crappy they extended the contest deadline. Finally they got a submission that they decided was OK and that "won" the contest. The FreeBSD community was not allowed to see the other entrants. It was your basic star chamber decision. Ted _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"