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Re: Debian Logo Contest

On 18 Feb, Martin Schulze wrote:
> djthomp@okstate.edu wrote:
>>   Please, please, please lets not go off and cancel our request to the
>> Gimp Contest.  Going back on our deal with them would do more to ruin
> At the moment nobody has requested to cancel the GIMP contest, you're
> the first mentioning it.

  When people were talking about a new contest, I simply assumed that a
new contest meant canceling the old one.  If that is not the case,
forgive me my assumption.
>> Debian's Image than a bad logo ever would.  We promised (IIRC) 1) a
> Using junk and realizing that all is rubbish won't help anybody.  So
> better rediscuss our goals and modify the rules or the contest or whatever
> before it is too late.  When we are to stick with what has been submitted
> yet, I guess that we should stay with Deb the Chick.
>> email address on debian.org 2) a CD pack Of Debian 2.1 (2.0?) and 3) the
>> use of their offering as the Debian logo.  Not doing any of these three
>> would look really bad IMHO.
> Ok, and what if none of the submissions pass our vote?  Debian won't have
> a new logo, no artist would win 1) and 2).  Do you want to achieve this?
> Like I mentioned above, this won't help anybody.

  Lets not throw the baby out with the bath water.  Find the few good
ones and pick from among them.
>>   Instead, lets simply make a note for the next time we pick a logo (in
>> two years or so if ever again) and sift through the current offerings
>> and find one that works for use.  It may seem like there are so many
>> inappropriate ones, but that fact will simply make it easier when it
>> is time to find to find The Right One (TM).
> A logo should last a lifetime.  We should not change our logo every n
> years.  This would terminate the goal of recognizability (sp?).
>>   For example, my favorite one is gwido-1.  It looks good, in color and
>> in BW, but has a few problems.  It uses words all over the place.  But
> So remove the words.  Then you'll get one possible logo.

  Exactly my point.
>> Here is an Idea:
>> Debian {GNU,BSD}/{Linux.FreeBSD,OpenBSD,NetBSD,Solaris,etc.}
> That's not an idea, that's stupid and childish.

This was a pun on the recent discussion of doing a Debian GNU/FreeBSD. 
I am sorry if it was too vague for you.

>> Frightening similarity #1:
>> "One World, One Web, One Program" - Microsoft Promotional Ad
>> "Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Fuhrer" - Adolf Hitler
> Can you please change this signature and remove the reference to
> the Nazi leader.  Thanks.  We didn't want an equivalent picture
> on the opensource.org website and we probably don't want to have
> it under our mails.

My signature is meant to show the similarities between the two. As for
removing the reference to Hitler, ignoring the past means forgetting
what has happened in the past, and the only way to change the future is
to learn from the past.

Frightening similarity #1:

"One World, One Web, One Program" - Microsoft Promotional Ad
"Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Fuhrer" - Adolf Hitler

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