Re: Debian Logo *Idea* Contest! (Delay for painting contest required)
Andreas Tille wrote:
> So let us define first, *what* we want to show on our logo.
> This is always the first step in software related things. Wy did
> we step over it??
Actually, I tried to start with that. Look in the debian-devel archives
for a thread entitled "Mascot for Debian" (or something like that).
> Idea no. 1: Orca for Debian
Um, this is actually idea number 24 or so. :-)
We batted around a bunch of mascot ideas. I believe dolphins were
suggested, but not Orca. OTOH, several people were objecting to the use
of carnivores, which would disqualify Orca. :-)
After watching the lengthy debate that ensued following my lone innocent
post, I decided that we might as well allow the artists the freedom to
propose ideas through their art, rather than trying to force them to
render a pre-selected image. This follows the traditional Debian cry:
"show me the code!" Those who actually *do* the work are in charge.
Here's a scattering of other proposals that came out of the earlier
4. Flying pig
And that's just what I can recall without browsing the thread. A number
of those had, er, philosophical arguments behind them, much as you had
with your proposal.
My suggestion: if you like the idea of Orca, create a logo and submit
it. Note that the fans of the octopus and the bee already have logo
submissions in the Gimp contest.
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