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Re: [trinity-devel] New mascot for TDE, or no?

From: "E. Liddell" <ejlddll@...>
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:08:54 -0500
On Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:27:11 +0900
Michele Calgaro <michele.calgaro@...> wrote:

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> On 12/22/2014 09:37 AM, Alexandre wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Some months ago, a discussion about finding a new mascot for TDE has bee going on. Recently, I bought an HP 620lx 
> > palmtop (er, Handheld PC, for non-Psion users) and I installed Jornada Linux Mobility Edition, available at
> >
> > 
> > I thought that a modified version of their logo could be interesting as a TDE mascot, but I am not sure about the
> > legal aspect of it. Also, what is you opinion on it? I made a quick mockup of what it could be.
> > 
> > Have a great Christmas time!
> > 
> > -Alexandre
> > 
> > 
> Personally I support the idea of a new KDE-unrelated mascot for TDE. I know E. doesn't, so it is a matter of opinions.
> I guess we would at least need to see what Tim and Slavek (and possibly other users) think.

I'm cautiously in favour of a change, actually--Konqui is definitely a branding problem.
Plus, I haven't been able to get a clear picture of his trademark status from available
documents, so he might be a legal problem (even though none of the KDE people have
called us on it yet).

> As for what mascot, although the tux_tde_gradient.png looks nice, I would prefer an "original" mascot, something
> designed by us, not something made up from another distro/DE. Otherwise we would just move from a KDE-related mascot
> to another project-related mascot.

Agree on this.  We'd just be opening ourselves up to the same problems that already
exist with Konqui.

E. Liddell