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SubjectRe: Linux logo
Alan Cox writes:
> Does anyone with a fireproof vest and a good drawing hand want to
> try a picture of the BSD daemon flat out on the floor with stars
> around its head and a penguin in boxing gloves standing on top ?

Please consider your actions carefully before implementing this idea.
There is no need to get gratuitously nasty. The three people I
presented this idea to at dinner said "Hmmm, if Linux is so great, why
do they have to attack BSD like that?"

I also sent the idea off to some of the BSD people, and they came up
with two reasons for not doing this.

1) It is a cheap shot. The BSD camp could just as easily come
back at you with, say, a road-pizza penguin with tire
tracks across it and a four wheel drive truck driving off
in the distance with deamon horns sticking out of

2) McKusick would likely not approve of such a logo and he
holds the trademark on the daemon. There have been many
more mondane uses of the logo that he's disapproved. You'd
likely be opening yourself up for legal action. Especially
if someone wanted to use it as artwork for a CDROM.


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