Re: Debian GNU/Linux Logo chosen
From: Martin Bialasinski <email@example.com>
> Highest Score:
> Page v12 Debian Logo Draft: eb07 Yes 67% (140) No 32% (68)
Yes, indeed that has the highest score. Unfortunately, the criteria
for choosing it were not quite right. We can't register it as a
trademark and it's too easily confused with other similar products.
This is really important!
> Was the logo choice one of the cases which required the final
> decision of the project leader?
I submitted a number of concepts for logos to debian-publicity.
Nobody was interested in drawing them. So I let the contest run a while,
to see if anything good would come up. After some time, I got a commercial
artist to draw the Open Hardware logo, and the fellow who was running the
logo contest commented on the excellent results we got and we talked about
getting a commercial artist for the Debian logo too. Many people complained
to me that a choice was overdue, and I eventually took a last look before
committing $$$ for a logo from a commercial artist and found one that was
trademark-able and looked good.
> Please don't mind me chosing logo eb07 for representing debian on my site.
You've got Tux, we've got Deb. They are both Penguins.
> The decision not to emphasise the liunx penguin that much may be
> politically correct (regarding that it is debian GNU/Linux), but I really
> like that cute littly guy.
Huh? There's no picture of a gnu in that logo. There _is_ a penguin.
If we do a system for hurd, we can draw a gnu in outline and call him
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