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Re: Logo contest - `MUST be manipulated entirely in the GIMP'

On Thu, Feb 04, 1999 at 03:01:28PM -0500, Avery Pennarun wrote:
> As Ben says, I wouldn't want to see the logo designed using a non-free
> product on a non-free OS.  That plays funny tricks with your moral stance.

Perhaps, I'm not sure I agree with that. The programs in question, while
non-free, still produce a data file that is free. I think that your 
arguement is somewhat analgous to saying "We must write this C program in
Assembler because there is no free C compiler". You are putting the cart
before the horse.

I will also assure you that Red Hat has placed no similar restriction on
the design agencies they have certainly contracted.

> As far as I know, the Linux penguin, FreeBSD daemon, slashdot.org logo,
> gnome footprint, and probably even the current Debian logo are not vector
> based and use halftones/blends/gradients.  Those are all popular logos that
> don't have 50% of people saying "my god, that chicken is ugly!"  I say if it
> works for them, it can work for Debian.

I have seen black and white postscript versions of the Linux penguin. I would
be curious as to how these were produced.

Mainly, I am saying that I work with designers who are interested in being
a part of the contest and that they need a strong vector artwork program
to do their work. We shouldn't let the fact that the community has not
produced such a program exclude them from participating. Its not as if these
non-free programs will continue to be a part of our lives once the artwork
has been produced in them.

Hopefully that GTK canvas stuff will bear fruit someday soon and we could
have a compelling arguement that these logos be produced in a free package.

Ean Schuessler                                 A guy running Linux
Novare International Inc.                  A company running Linux
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