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FreeBSD Announces Contest To Replace Daemon Logo

timothy posted more than 9 years ago | from the but-the-daemon-rocks dept.

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An anonymous reader submits "The FreeBSD core team has announced a public competition to design a new logo to replace the current BSD daemon logo. The new logo will be used on the FreeBSD website, software media labels, printed media, hardware equipment, and more. The winner of the contest will receive $500." It's too early for an April Fool's Joke; according to the contest page, "this daemon character seems cute from somebody's point of view, but somebody may think which does not suit for the professional products to indicate that are using the FreeBSD inside."

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Let me be the first to suggest: (1)

CmdrTaco (troll) (578383) | more than 9 years ago | (#11622077)

A coffin.

Re:Let me be the first to suggest: (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622251)

Ceren! Ceren!

I like Ceren's delicious cunt.

Ceren!

Re:Let me be the first to suggest: (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622269)

Condi! Condi!

I would vote her [hillnews.com].

Why, oh why, can't I be her sex slave?

THEY SHOULD REPLACE THAT THING WITH A TOMBSTONE (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622078)

BSD is fucking dying, bitches.

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I have an idea for a new FreeBSD logo (5, Funny)

The I Shing (700142) | more than 9 years ago | (#11622083)

How about the little red devil jabbing his pitchfork into a patent lawyer's behind?

Re:I have an idea for a new FreeBSD logo (2, Funny)

Symb (182813) | more than 9 years ago | (#11622295)

My top 3 ideas are

A venerable but crotchety old man. To reflect the spirit of BSD.

A smiley purple blob (like the Atlanta olympics). To reflect the inane politically correct spirit that this contest signifies.

Buddy Jesus. Because somebody else will say goats.ex.

But... (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622084)

Microsoft has stupid logo-like things. Clippy, that search dog, their MSN butterfly, etc.

Re:But... (1)

X0563511 (793323) | more than 9 years ago | (#11622111)

Right, but you know someone out there will link the daemon logo with satan and satanity.

It's just not safe to use if you are going to try it in a business environment. As crappy as they are, the MS avatars (clippy, MSN butterfly, ect) are teeming-masses friendly.

Re:But... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622138)

A female friend of mine was using the FreeBSD logo for her AIM icon because she thought it was cute. She had no idea what FreeBSD was though.

Re:But... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622253)

It's just not safe to use if you are going to try it in a business environment.

Sure it is. Just tell them it's a cute Mammon, and everyone'll be happy.

Re:But... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622289)

Right, but you know someone out there will link the daemon logo with satan and satanity.

But... but... that was one of the things i LIKED about FreeBSD. :->

Re:But... (2, Interesting)

saider (177166) | more than 9 years ago | (#11622328)


I think they are looking for something like the Windows 'flag'. Something simple, a bit more abstract and suitable for a logo.

I think all the BSD folks recently attended a marketing 101 class somewhere, because they all want to change logos. NetBSD recently changed to an orange flag. Maybe FreeBSD will pick blue (sorry, I'm a Florida Gator).

A True Shame (5, Insightful)

Nimrangul (599578) | more than 9 years ago | (#11622089)

It's a shame, NetBSD I can understand, there may be some confusion when both BSDs use the same "daemony" logo style, but the other BSDs have all moved away from beastie.

The religious issue I cannot believe actually warrents changing the logo and I see nothing particularly unprofessional about the daemon.

Re:A True Shame (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622128)

The beastie is not a logo. Just a mascot.

Re:A True Shame (5, Insightful)

Tet (2721) | more than 9 years ago | (#11622167)

I see nothing particularly unprofessional about the daemon.

Indeed. As if proof were needed, having a fat penguin as a logo doesn't seem to have done Linux any harm. I fail to see how that could be more professional than a daemon...

Re:A True Shame (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622285)

I fail to see how that could be more professional than a daemon...

Well, sometimes he has a briefcase.

Re:A True Shame (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622178)

There is also a petition [petitiononline.com] to keep the existing logo.

Re:A True Shame (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622223)


* The logo must not exploit or offend a person's sex, race,
religion, morality, culture , nor be salacious or
pornographic.

In other words: the logo may not actually represent anything, because it would offend someone. In fact, it cannot even contain the name "FreeBSD," because that is demeaning to the other versions of BSD which are no less free.

Yeah, what's wrong with Beastie? (5, Insightful)

Omega (1602) | more than 9 years ago | (#11622317)

...according to the contest page, "this daemon character seems cute from somebody's point of view, but somebody may think which does not suit for the professional products to indicate that are using the FreeBSD inside."
And this somebody would be a dumbass. Seriously, Beastie has been around for almost 2 decades and has represented the "professional" side of BSD for all that time.

This is truly sad. I can just imagine the new logo being along the same lines as the crap parodied by eNormicom [enormicom.com].

Most professional's think the current logo is fine (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622098)

It's just those peeps who have some kind of inferiority complex that feel they should force a change.

Tee Hee.

Re:Most professional's think the current logo is f (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622230)

Yeah, no shit.

Like the people who think writing in plain English is "unprofessional". JoelonSoftware (.com) has some choice words for them. (He wrote the Excel technical specs at Microsoft in the mid-1990's.)

I nominate (4, Funny)

dsanfte (443781) | more than 9 years ago | (#11622100)

a Tombstone.

BSD was dying in '98, it's gotta be dead by now, right? =)

Born-again (4, Funny)

ari_j (90255) | more than 9 years ago | (#11622169)

I nominate Jesus. Not only would this show the world that FreeBSD has turned around from its evil, dying state, but also it will represent that, having died between 1998 and today, it is born again.

Re:I nominate (5, Funny)

Tsiangkun (746511) | more than 9 years ago | (#11622315)

indeed. I want my software designed by people living in the reality based community. Caving to religous and social pressures is really weak. If I wanted to run a Faith Based OS, I would use windows without a firewall.

that's not all, folks! (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622101)

New non-hideous /. BSD section theme to follow...

Re:that's not all, folks! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622242)


What's the matter with the BSD theme? Red trim, red links, some grey here and there... kinda cozy.

FreeBSD is Dying (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622103)

It is now official. Netcraft confirms: FreeBSD is dying

One more crippling bombshell hit the already beleaguered *BSD community when IDC confirmed that *BSD market share has dropped yet again, now down to less than a fraction of 1 percent of all servers. Coming on the heels of a recent Netcraft survey which plainly states that *BSD has lost more market share, this news serves to reinforce what we've known all along. *BSD is collapsing in complete disarray, as fittingly exemplified by failing dead last [samag.com] in the recent Sys Admin comprehensive networking test.

You don't need to be the Amazing Kreskin [amazingkreskin.com] to predict *BSD's future. The hand writing is on the wall: *BSD faces a bleak future. In fact there won't be any future at all for *BSD because *BSD is dying. Things are looking very bad for *BSD. As many of us are already aware, *BSD continues to lose market share. Red ink flows like a river of blood.

FreeBSD is the most endangered of them all, having lost 93% of its core developers. The sudden and unpleasant departures of long time FreeBSD developers Jordan Hubbard and Mike Smith only serve to underscore the point more clearly. There can no longer be any doubt: FreeBSD is dying.

Let's keep to the facts and look at the numbers.

OpenBSD leader Theo states that there are 7000 users of OpenBSD. How many users of NetBSD are there? Let's see. The number of OpenBSD versus NetBSD posts on Usenet is roughly in ratio of 5 to 1. Therefore there are about 7000/5 = 1400 NetBSD users. BSD/OS posts on Usenet are about half of the volume of NetBSD posts. Therefore there are about 700 users of BSD/OS. A recent article put FreeBSD at about 80 percent of the *BSD market. Therefore there are (7000+1400+700)*4 = 36400 FreeBSD users. This is consistent with the number of FreeBSD Usenet posts.

Due to the troubles of Walnut Creek, abysmal sales and so on, FreeBSD went out of business and was taken over by BSDI who sell another troubled OS. Now BSDI is also dead, its corpse turned over to yet another charnel house.

All major surveys show that *BSD has steadily declined in market share. *BSD is very sick and its long term survival prospects are very dim. If *BSD is to survive at all it will be among OS dilettante dabblers. *BSD continues to decay. Nothing short of a miracle could save it at this point in time. For all practical purposes, *BSD is dead.

Fact: *BSD is dying

S A T A N (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622107)

Instead of the devil how about a drunk Irishman with keg of beer. Free as in Beer Logo.

How about Al Pacino? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622161)

(nt)

Re:S A T A N (1)

bwcarty (660606) | more than 9 years ago | (#11622205)

Thanks a lot...I damn near spewed Dr. Pepper all over my monitor. Luckily, the guys in the cubes around mine are out at a meeting.

Perhaps your could get Guinness as an official sponsor.

my entry! (5, Funny)

OmniVector (569062) | more than 9 years ago | (#11622113)

I've already submitted my entry [freebsd.org]. I've got my fingers crossed!

Re:my entry! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622139)

Hahahaha :)

Re:my entry! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622189)

You've got my vote.

So let me get this straight (5, Insightful)

Stanistani (808333) | more than 9 years ago | (#11622119)

It's OK for football teams, canned ham spread, and vacuum cleaners, but not for an operating system?

MOD parent up! (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622168)

BSD is known by the BSDaemon. Why would you erase such powerful branding? This is absurd.

Plus, the Daemon is way cuter than the Penguin or that stupid butterfly.

Re:So let me get this straight (1)

Handpaper (566373) | more than 9 years ago | (#11622299)

Not to mention my ISP [demon.net].

Seriously, though, if Linux can have a penguin, Sun's Java a steaming cup of coffee (coffee, java, geddit?), and anysystem.com [anysystem.com] a rubber duck, why not a little daemon? Lighten up, world.

don't ditch the logo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622120)

i like it. and i don't think it should change.

Hmm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622122)

The daemon's stupid. Problem is the daemon is what people associate BSD with. And it's a logo people remember. Adopt a new logo or mascot or whatnot, it probably won't stick in the public consiousness, and neither will FreeBSD anymore. How many people remember that SUSE lizard or whatnot? Yeah, that's what I thought.

Nooooooooo! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622125)

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO-Breath-OOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOO!

I love the demon, it's been a BSD icon for Ages.. Replacing that would be really disheartening, frankly.. I understand the business appeal, but it would really gut my soul. I'd feel a loss inside.

Perhaps it's inevitable that thigns grow up. Unix isn't about people having fun anymore, it's about business.

BSD is dead. (1)

Tsiangkun (746511) | more than 9 years ago | (#11622129)

Having a cool logo is one of the reasons I liked BSD. Plus the ports, stability, and ease of instalation. I can't believe they would change the logo. This is seriously weak. Given that BSD is dying, I think changing the logo might be enough to finally kill it off. I suggest someone make them a nice RIP tombstone with some pretty daisies.

Re:BSD is dead. (1)

sarlen (836953) | more than 9 years ago | (#11622240)

I think changing the logo might be enough to finally kill it off.

If anyone's primary reason for choosing BSD was the Demon logo than their subscriber base is either:

1. a bunch of whiney teenagers

or

2. fantasticly whimsical in their software selection

Too easy... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622150)

How about a tombstone with a pitchfork and the caption "Netcraft Confirmed It"

Whoever decided they need a "better" logo... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622151)

should be executed by a million tiny daemons.

The "professional products" can go to hell, so to speak.

Slippery Slope... (5, Insightful)

4of12 (97621) | more than 9 years ago | (#11622156)

Practically, I can see where the horned devil might make certain religious people uncomfortable.

But if you're going down that road, then you might as well steer clear of offending other religions world-wide. That's right, no pigs, camels, or graven image idols, etc.

Consider how many Jews and Muslims have avoided learning Perl because of the offensive beast on the cover of the O'Reilly book!

It's not going to replace Beastie (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622157)

The logo will go in concert with beastie but will also be seperate. This helps with official letterhead and small "powered by freebsd" logos where beastie doesn't show up very well. Beastie is still the mascot and will be displayed on the web site and t-shirt...

About Time (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622158)

I am forced to use FreeBSD at work, but because of my religious beliefs use only Linux or Windows at home. FBSD is a fine OS for sure, but their unwillingness to reconsider their mascot really turns off people like me. I mean, would people buy Volkswagens if they still had swastikas in their brochures?

Why not? (1)

Inkieminstrel (812132) | more than 9 years ago | (#11622171)

Is a penguin any better? Is it a religious thing?

The BSD Daemon is cute and instantly recognizable (to anyone who's dealt with BSD), not to mention it's a creature from the underworld to appease the Netcraft folks. Why change?

sigh. political correctness. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622173)

kind of a shame...the little daemon with a fork() is to go by the wayside.

remember when he got his sneakers ? (ffs, fast file system).

Yeah Operating Systems with cute logos (1)

ACK!! (10229) | more than 9 years ago | (#11622175)

What is up with that?

I mean it could not have been any worse unless they picked a cute picture of a flightless water fowl for their logo.

I mean we all know that would never fly with corporate America. :)

Succubus with Big Ones (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622185)

Got Milk?

or, in the words of my grandfather:

"You can't tittyfuck an A cup"

Re:Succubus with Big Ones (3, Funny)

Thud457 (234763) | more than 9 years ago | (#11622288)

How's this? [natey.com]

Raul also did a penguin-girl around the same time. I wish that lazy bastard would get back to drawing bonza chicas!

What!? (1)

clandestine_nova (620998) | more than 9 years ago | (#11622188)

this daemon character seems cute from somebody's point of view, but somebody may think which does not suit for the professional products to indicate that are using the FreeBSD inside.
This does not make any sense. At all. What language was this translated from, exactly?
Anyways, I always liked the little daemon. It's cute, and it has a very indy feel to it - of course, I guess that's what they're trying to get away from.

Can I have that again in english? (1)

njfuzzy (734116) | more than 9 years ago | (#11622193)

"this daemon character seems cute from somebody's point of view, but somebody may think which does not suit for the professional products to indicate that are using the FreeBSD inside."

...

Wuh?

New Logo? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622194)

I think that earth tones should be emphasized, to make it environment friendly: New FreeBSD Logo [rotten.com]

WTF?!! Nobody's posted THIS yet?!!! (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622197)

Linda Branagan is an expert on daemons. She has a T-shirt that sports the daemon in tennis shoes that appears on the cover of the 4.3BSD manuals and The Design and Implementation of the 4.3BSD UNIX Operating System by S. Leffler, M. McKusick, M. Karels, J. Quarterman, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Reading, MA 1989. She tells the following story about wearing the 4.3BSD daemon T-shirt:

Last week I walked into a local "home style cookin" restaurant/watering hole" in Texas to pick up a take-out order. I spoke briefly to the waitress behind the counter, who told me my order would be done in a few minutes.

So, while I was busy gazing at the farm implements hanging on the walls, I was approached by two "natives." These guys might just be the original Texas rednecks.

"Pardon us, ma'am. Mind if we ask you a question?"

Well, people keep telling me that Texans are real friendly, so I nodded.

"Are you a Satanist?"

Well, at least they didn't ask me if I liked to party.

"Uh, no, I can't say that I am."

"Gee, ma´am. Are you sure about that?" they asked.

I put on my biggest, brightest Dallas Cowboys cheerleader smile and said, "No, I´m positive. The closest I´ve ever come to Satanism is watching Geraldo."

"Hmmm. Interesting. See, we was just wondering why it is you have the lord of darkness on your chest there."

I was this close to slapping one of them and causing a scene--then I stopped and noticed the shirt I happened to be wearing that day. Sure enough, it had a picture of a small, devilish-looking creature that has for some time now been associated with a certain operating system. In this particular representation, the creature was wearing sneakers.

They continued: "See, ma´am, we don´t exactly appreciate it when people show off pictures of the devil. Especially when he´s lookin´ so friendly."

These idiots sounded terrifyingly serious.

Me: "Oh, well, see, this isn´t really the devil, it´s just, well, it´s sort of a mascot."

Native: "And what kind of football team has the devil as a mascot?"

Me: "Oh, it´s not a team. It´s an operating--uh, a kind of computer."

I figured that an ATM machine was about as much technology as these guys could handle, and I knew that if I so much as uttered the word "UNIX" I would only make things worse.

Native: "Where does this satanical computer come from?"

Me: "California. And there´s nothing satanical about it really."

Somewhere along the line here, the waitress noticed my predicament--but these guys probably outweighed her by 600 pounds, so all she did was look at me sympathetically and run off into the kitchen.

Native: "ma´am, I think you´re lying. And we´d appreciate it if you´d leave the premises now."

Fortunately, the waitress returned that very instant with my order, and they agreed that it would be okay for me to actually pay for my food before I left. While I was at the cash register, they amused themselves by talking to each other.

Native #1: "Do you think the police know about these devil computers?"

Native #2: "If they come from California, then the FBI oughta know about ´em."

They escorted me to the door. I tried one last time:

"You´re really blowing this all out of proportion. A lot of people use this `kind of computers." Universities, researchers, businesses. They´re actually very useful."

Big, big, big mistake. I should have guessed at what came next.

Native: "Does the government use these devil computers?"

Me: "Yes."

Another big boo-boo.

Native: "And does the government pay for ´em? With our tax dollars?"

I decided that it was time to jump ship.

Me: "No. Nope. Not at all. Your tax dollars never entered the picture at all. I promise. No sir, not a penny. Our good Christian congressmen would never let something like that happen. Nope. Never. Bye."

Re:WTF?!! Nobody's posted THIS yet?!!! (2, Funny)

calyxa (618266) | more than 9 years ago | (#11622302)

thanks - I was just reading at -1 to see if anyone had posted this yet ;)

-calyxa

I've got it! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622208)

How about a guy in a leather jacket jumping his motorcycle over a tank full of sharks?

Dress the daemon in some kind of a suit (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622218)

I suggest a tuxedo

No time to lose (1)

bamf (212) | more than 9 years ago | (#11622219)

Best get my BSD Daemon tattoo done before it's too out of date :)

FreeBSD Autopsy Report (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622239)

What We Can Learn From BSD
By Chinese Karma Whore [slashdot.org], Version 1.0

Everyone knows about BSD's failure and imminent demise. As we pore over the history of BSD, we'll uncover a story of fatal mistakes, poor priorities, and personal rivalry, and we'll learn what mistakes to avoid so as to save Linux from a similarly grisly fate.

Let's not be overly morbid and give BSD credit for its early successes. In the 1970s, Ken Thompson and Bill Joy both made significant contributions to the computing world on the BSD platform. In the 80s, DARPA saw BSD as the premiere open platform, and, after initial successes with the 4.1BSD product, gave the BSD company a 2 year contract.

These early triumphs would soon be forgotten in a series of internal conflicts that would mar BSD's progress. In 1992, AT&T filed suit against Berkeley Software, claiming that proprietary code agreements had been haphazardly violated. In the same year, BSD filed countersuit, reciprocating bad intentions and fueling internal rivalry. While AT&T and Berkeley Software lawyers battled in court, lead developers of various BSD distributions quarreled on Usenet. In 1995, Theo de Raadt, one of the founders of the NetBSD project, formed his own rival distribution, OpenBSD, as the result of a quarrel that he documents [theos.com] on his website. Mr. de Raadt's stubborn arrogance was later seen in his clash with Darren Reed, which resulted in the expulsion of IPF from the OpenBSD distribution.

As personal rivalries took precedence over a quality product, BSD's codebase became worse and worse. As we all know, incompatibilities between each BSD distribution make code sharing an arduous task. Research conducted at MIT [mit.edu] found BSD's filesystem implementation to be "very poorly performing." Even BSD's acclaimed TCP/IP stack has lagged behind, according to this study. [rice.edu]

Problems with BSD's codebase were compounded by fundamental flaws in the BSD design approach. As argued by Eric Raymond in his watershed essay, The Cathedral and the Bazaar [catb.org], rapid, decentralized development models are inherently superior to slow, centralized ones in software development. BSD developers never heeded Mr. Raymond's lesson and insisted that centralized models lead to 'cleaner code.' Don't believe their hype - BSD's development model has significantly impaired its progress. Any achievements that BSD managed to make were nullified by the BSD license, which allows corporations and coders alike to reap profits without reciprocating the goodwill of open-source. Fortunately, Linux is not prone to this exploitation, as it is licensed under the GPL.

The failure of BSD culminated in the resignation of Jordan Hubbard and Michael Smith from the FreeBSD core team. They both believed that FreeBSD had long lost its earlier vitality. Like an empire in decline, BSD had become bureaucratic and stagnant. As Linux gains market share and as BSD sinks deeper into the mire of decay, their parting addresses will resound as fitting eulogies to BSD's demise.

How about (2, Funny)

BossMC (696762) | more than 9 years ago | (#11622250)

How about the same logo, with a submachine gun, a big dick, and a burned cross around his neck?

Seriously, people need to stop being such pussies. Beastie kicks ass.

How do you pronounce it? (1)

demonic-halo (652519) | more than 9 years ago | (#11622254)

A bit off topic..

But I keep wondering if it pronounced

1) Dee-mon
2) Dae-mon

or some other variation.

i'll miss the demon! (1)

purplerhino (794140) | more than 9 years ago | (#11622274)

Well whatever they go to, I hope they have a good promotional product to accompany it. Because I remember when I was at Comdex and they were handing out the little devil horns to everyone, well that really made my day >:-)

Pentagram (5, Funny)

turgid (580780) | more than 9 years ago | (#11622290)

How about a pentagram and a picture of a goat sitting on a wooden throne, blood raining down and all kinds of beasts and monsters engaged in acts of wanton carnal depravity while bodies of sinners roast half-dead over bonfires?

Time for my medication...

There Will Be Order (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622291)

Great, yet another assault by Christian Terrorists

Here's a thought... (1)

AthenianGadfly (798721) | more than 9 years ago | (#11622300)

"...to indicate that are using the FreeBSD inside"

"FreeBSD inside" - that has a ring to it, don't you think? What about "FreeBSD Inside" with - get this - a circle around it?

Oh wait...

Is FreeBSD a machination of Satan? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622308)

Hello,

Recently I've been introduced to an operating system known as FreeBSD.
Lured by its low cost, I replaced Windows 98 on my computer with FreeBSD. Unfortunately the more I use it the more I fear that this "FreeBSD" may be an insidious way for the Dark One to gain a stronger foothold here on Earth. I know this may be a shocking claim, but I have evidence to back it up!

To begin with, FreeBSD runs numerous background processes. These processes are usettlingly termed "demons." Furthermore in order to start or stop these "demons" a user must execute a command called "finger". By "fingering" a "demon" one excercises an unholy power, much the same way that the Lord of Flies controls his black minions.

Also consider some of these other FreeBSD commands: "sleep", "mount", "unzip", "strip" and "touch". All highly suggestive in a sexual nature. I know that our Lord cannot approve of these, and I urge them to be renamed to something appropriate to the Christian community.

Third, FreeBSD uses a flavor of DOS known as Bash. Bash is an acronym for "Bourne Again Shell". On the surface this would appear to be supportive of the Lord. However, remember that even Satan can quote the bible for his own purposes! While I believe FreeBSD may be born-again, its obvious by the misspelling of "born" that its not born-again in an Christian church. Will the lies ever cease?

Additionally, one of the main people involved with the GNU Free Software Foundation supports contraception and abortion. His web site even advocates government support of contraception. He also wears fake halos, and has quips about his made-up church that relates to his free software. I find such blasphemy to be extremely unsettling.

One must also remember that the creator of FreeBSD, a college student named Linux Torvaldis, comes from Finland. I'm sure all the followers of Christ are aware of the heritical nature of the Finnish: from necrophilia to human sacrifice, Finnish culture is awash in sin. I find little reason to believe anything good and holy could arise from this evil land.

Finally, let us remember that there is an alternative to using the Satan-powered FreeBSD. I think history has shown us that Microsoft is quite holy. I'm told that its founder, William Gates is a strong supporter of our Lord and I encourage my fellow Christians to buy only his products to help keep the Devil at bay.

I wish I had more time to expound upon my findings. Unfortunately a family of Jews has moved in across the street and I must go speak to them of Jesus Christ before they are condemned to eternal hellfire.

Please investigate this as you see fit and I'm sure you'll reach the same conclusions that I have.

Thank you for your time.

How about a non-cute demon? (2, Informative)

SteeldrivingJon (842919) | more than 9 years ago | (#11622311)

Not necessarily a Shoggoth, but demons and devils are not unheard-of in corporate identities. [bgfoods.com]

Underwood's devil trademark dates from 1870, and is the oldest US food trademark still in use.

"The original red devil was a real he-goat, half man, half goat, with horns, pronged spear and a tail. He was a leering demonic Lucifer, frequently portrayed in early ads dipping a whole ham into a boiling caldron as flames roar in the background and Satan's sons dance with glee. The current red devil has been stripped of evil. He is a happy Satan, smiling, carrying his spear, and apparently waving at the potential customer. His footwear appears to be elves slippers. The logo appears prominently on Underwood's entire line of meat spreads, chunk meats and sardines.

Advertising showing the little red devil began to appear nationally as early as 1895. It has become and icon of American culture.
"

Keep the demon, but - if someone's got his panties in a bunch - make it a grown-up one, not a cute one like George Lucas would insert into his movies.

Or maybe the BSD logo could incorporate a cute chunk meat.

Strange Attractors (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11622314)

All species are subject to cycles of sustained growth and sudden calamity.

It is a rhythm as old as life itself, and is an integral part of the evolutionary process.

The classical symptoms of a species in crisis include:

  • Increased aggression
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • And disease.
It is a fact: FreeBSD is dying

Another contest (5, Funny)

Wylfing (144940) | more than 9 years ago | (#11622324)

this daemon character seems cute from somebody's point of view, but somebody may think which does not suit for the professional products to indicate that are using the FreeBSD inside

I have an idea for another contest. Design a sentence for the FreeBSD logo contest page that is comprehensible.

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