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Re: Debian slogan / tag line / emphasizing freedom

On 07/06/16 13:53, Paul Tagliamonte wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 07, 2016 at 01:27:34PM +0200, Daniel Pocock wrote:
>> Some organizations use latin for a motto: how about veni, vidi, contributi?
> (I think this is a bit tacky)
Agreed, it was deliberately comical.  The original form, veni, vidi,
vici may vaguely be connected with the well known figure who lurks
behind Adam's suggestion.  I'm not sure any of my concepts are as great
as the current slogan, they were simply provided to give examples of
other directions it could go.

> Most organizations just plain don't have one. If they do, it's humorous.

Like "For the Game".  Now there is a side-game improvising on the slogan
to reflect the current state of said organization[1].

> I don't have a problem with "The Universal Operating System", and I feel
> like this thread is just one huge bike shed if not waiting to happen,
> then plans are being drawn up.
> I see two options:
>  1. No one can work up the energy to care (status quo)
>  2. We get rid of the tagline
> I vote 1 > fd > 2

I agree it could be seen that way but I think it is a long way from any

Many organizations also spend far more time and money on consultants
helping them with such bike shedding/refreshing their slogan every few
years than they invest on their culture and character.

The current slogan is great and I would be disappointed if any comments
appeared disparaging it as that is not the intention of this thread. 
Apart from the reference to freedom, another thing that comes to mind is
that it doesn't exactly refer to the great community.

If somebody does have a great idea though they are very welcome to share it.

A couple of other ideas also come to mind:

- having different slogans for the product and for the organization

- having a tag line for each release, highlighting something innovative
like speed, privacy or security




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