On Wed, 2009-18-03 at 10:37 +0000, Smylers wrote:
> Stephen Weeks writes:
> > http://pleasedieinafire.net/~tene/logo/gimelanarchy.html
> > 
> > The main association for me, with the reference to the anarchist
> > symbol, is that we've kept going and produced something good despite
> > the large sentiment of "You're taking too long, you'll never succeed,
> > etc." out there.  Others include the somewhat chaotic state of Perl 6
> > development at times, the loose and informal organization in Perl 6
> > development, etc.
> I see what you're getting at there, but obviously if chosen the logo
> would be seen by people who're unaware of your explanation of the
> analogy, and so there's a risk they'd see a more literal link with a
> particular political movement.
> That could cause some awkwardness in getting Perl 6 accepted by those
> with different political persuasions.  Perl 6 has no political views

I thought it was a peace sign until I checked the wiki link below.

Serif gimel looks like a lambda to me ... one of the script versions
would be better.

I don't like the logo itself ... too messy.

However, I have no problem with the idea[*] and I don't think a
well-designed logo should cause political problems.  Licensing does the
trick nicely there.

[*] Except that a gimel in a circle is not really distinctive enough.

> (well, outside the narrow field of programming language design, which
> isn't considered a field of politics by most major parties), so it
> wouldn't be beneficial to give the perception of any poliical links,
> even inadvertently.
> Smylers
> > 
> > Just an idea.  Please discuss.
> > 
> > [1]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gimel#Hebrew_Gimel
> > [2]: http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl6.users/2009/01/msg938.html
> > [3]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anarchist_symbolism
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