Please realize that I am not an official representative of FreeBSD, nor any organization associated to it.
--- Edward Hendrie <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Why do you have a Devil for a trademark mascot? Daemon... > From a marketing perspective, Blasphemy... > you are shooting yourselves in the > foot. There are many people > of various religious backgrounds who will be > dissuaded from trying FreeBSD > because they have religious objections to a product > that is promoted by a > devil. Again... daemon. As well they may, that type of individual is not the "target demographic". FreeBSD is typically a *nix type OS that "makes an ideal Internet or Intranet server". If a person will make a critical judgement on their OS not by quality of code and system stability, but by what animated mascot is on a website, frankly (and I mean this in the kindest, most pleasant manner, also NOT a representative of FreeBSD) I don't feel that the FreeBSD community wants/needs such an individual. > You may think that is a small issue, but when > you are trying to create > market awareness you need a mascot that evokes > simplicity and goodwill, not > one that evokes evil and deception. Once again, marketing awareness is not necessarily the primary goal. The gifted individuals (whom I hold in the utmost reverance) who actually code the OS, and make a solid, stable OS for us mear leaches who benifit from their good will. If you wish to influence the community, become a committer, get into the core group, and then you will be in a powerful position to voice your concerns. Shouldn't take too long I expect. Again... a daemon (day-mon) (pre-Christian influence) is intended as follows (from dictionary.com). A spirit, or immaterial being, holding a middle place between men and deities in pagan mythology. A spirit running errands/a program carrying out commands. No "evil and deception" intended. > Look at how MSN is marketing its ISP. They use > characters dressed in > harmless butterfly costumes. Harmless? I think not! http://www4.tomshardware.com/business/20030110/ces2003_day1-03.html http://www.tomshardware.com/hardnews/20021025.html > Linux, has done the same with its pudgy cute > penguin. You might want to rethink your mascot. Yes, Tux is cute. As is beastie... it's all a matter of personal preference. Cuteness, as is beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. Here's a suggestion. I'm sure the OpenBSD (www.openbsd.org) mailing list would love to hear from you. Their mascot is a cute little, non-offensive blowfish. What could go wrong there? > Edward Hendrie Note: the previous paragraph I typed in jest. Stereotypically, the OpenBSD mailing list tends to be somewhat hostile to off topic subjects, brought about by newbies such as myself. __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Friends. Fun. Try the all-new Yahoo! Messenger. http://messenger.yahoo.com/ _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"