Message: previous - next
Month: December 2014

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

From: "E. Liddell" <ejlddll@...>
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2014 17:27:03 -0500
On Tue, 30 Dec 2014 15:33:54 -0600
"Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...> wrote:

> The phoenix is interesting as I like the imagery, but as mentioned before
> I'm not sure we can do that without stepping on other toes.  Comments on
> that issue are welcome; I wasn't involved with FOSS when the pheonix was
> Firefox's logo so I wouldn't know. :-)

The people we'd have to watch out for are not the Mozilla Foundation,
but the Firebird Foundation (, the people who made
Mozilla change the name of their browser.  However, I think it was
mostly a dispute about the *name*--Firefox just changed their logos
and such to match the new name afterwards.  

The Firebird logo is extremely stylized and more dragon-like than 
bird-like (in my opinion, anyway), and their page on branding policy
( ) doesn't suggest
that they're trying to "own" all images of phoenixes in the open-source
world, just their name and exact logo.  So long as there's no close
resemblance between the logo and whatever we come up with, I
doubt it would be much of a problem.

E. Liddell