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Month: December 2014

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

From: Calvin Morrison <mutantturkey@...>
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2014 09:03:10 -0500
hummingbird is also already employed by dillo as a mascot. of course
for being 'light and fast'

On 22 December 2014 at 08:39, E. Liddell <ejlddll@...> wrote:
> On Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:39:37 -0600
> "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...> wrote:
>> Hash: SHA224
>> > 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
>> The basic idea is OK; as you said though I'm not sure of the legal
>> implications as the penguin is universally associated with the Linux
>> kernel.
> I don't that would be a particular problem, since there are lots
> of distributions using penguin variations in their logos.
>> Taking the bird idea further, looking at this Wikipedia image I see a
>> couple of birds that might be appropriate but I have no idea if they are
>> already taken:
>> Birds that imply lightweight operation and speed, such as the hummingbird
>> or various members of the swallow family would be my first choices.  In
>> line with TDE's professional image (at least that's what I aspire for TDE
>> to be...) something that could be used and easily recognized in
>> businesslike vector art  (e.g. for logos and such) would also be
>> preferred.
> Hummingbirds don't have much stamina, which is not a connotation I'm
> sure we want, but the swallows have definite possibilities.  Some of them
> have very nice plumage, too.
> I'd be kind of tempted by the Welcome Swallow just because of its name.
> Not a bad-looking bird
> either, although it isn't as flashy as, say, the Lesser Striped Swallow.
> E. Liddell
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