FreeBSD Logo Change!
The FreeBSD Project is pleased to announce a public competition to
design a new Project logo. Entry to the competition is open to all
The rules of the competition are included below.
We are looking forward to receive many varied logo designs from all
over the world!
What is the FreeBSD Project?
The FreeBSD Project is a team of individuals from all corners of the
globe who volunteer time and expertise to develop the FreeBSD
The FreeBSD operating system (FreeBSD) is the operating system for PCs
which is derived historical BSD, the version of UNIX developed at the
University of California, Berkeley. FreeBSD is used as a base for
Apple's Mac OS X, famous Web servers and backbone routers in the
Internet. FreeBSD is available free of charge, and comes with full
source code and liberal license.
Historically, the FreeBSD Project have used a characterized daemon as
a mascot, and displayed it on our web site with the text "FreeBSD" as
our logo. This character sometimes treated with misinterpreted in the
religious and cultural context.
And 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.
So, we decide to call for a new logo design which is identifiable as
the Project's logo, can be used on the professional products, and is
very cool :-)
Purpose:The main logo symbol for the FreeBSD Project, which will be
used for web site, software media label, printed matter,
hardware equipment and so on, but not limited to them.
Guidance:The logo must be identifiable as the Project.
* The logo must be original work of the submitter.
* The logo should be vector graphics, not bitmap image.
* The logo should be usable in monochrome and color media.
* The logo must not exploit or offend a person's sex, race,
religion, morality, culture , nor be salacious or
Submission deadline:30 April 2005 23:59:59 (UTC)
Participation:All designers including professional and non-professional.
Participation can only take place in a private personal
Submission format:Each submissions should include these information and should send to
* High resolution print-ready scalable vector format such as
portable EPS, SVG or Adobe Illustrator AI.
* JPEG or PNG thumbnail within 640 x 480.
* Design concept / description.
* Submitter's full name, email address.
The FreeBSD Foundation will acquires ownership of the winning
logo by assignment of copyright, and the winning designer will
disclaim any trademarks and without limitation all other
rights related to the design (paperwork will be required).
By submitting a logo for entry in the competition, the
designer acknowledges that he/she is the person that made the
logo and is its rightful owner.
The designer also certifies that the logo does not infringe
upon the rights of any third party and that it does not
violate any copyright.
* Designs will not be returned to the designers.
* No responsibility can be accepted for entries that are lost,
delayed or damaged.
If you have a question about this competition, please drop us
a note at the logo-contest@FreeBSD.org email address. We'll
put questions and answers in the site above.
|Subject||Topic Starter||Replies||Views||Last Post|
|Bye bye demon! What??||cjcox||19||3,180||Feb 18, 2005 11:57 AM|
|I think that leaves them with an oval in pastel colours||AnonymousCoward||0||1,029||Feb 9, 2005 3:42 PM|
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