[Fsfe-ie] Gnu with Harp

Ciaran O'Riordan ciaran at member.fsf.org
Thu Mar 4 03:23:00 CET 2004

``I have only made this letter rather long because I have not had time to
make it shorter.'' --Blaise Pascal

> | Here is the drawing my friend drew for us:
> | http://www.cs.tcd.ie/Malcolm.Tyrrell/gnu_harp.png

that kicks ass!

> [...]but I must re-state the concern that basing the
> FSFE logo on what is essentially an "in" joke is probably a mistake
> "what does a moose have to do with free software?"

``What has a shady guy with a cowboy hat, a bottle with blood spilling
out, or the budweiser lizard got to do with free software collections?''
   (it doesn't seem to matter)

Satisfying peoples curiosity about our logo will be the least of our
   ``It's a gnu.  We chose it because GNU is the name of the project
   that initiated the free software movement and IFSO was founded on the
   20th anniversary of the GNU project.''

I think the text graphics are also great, and I think we should use them
too (we can have more than one graphic y'know!).  A text-less graphic is
very good though because it has no language barrier, can be more eye
catching, and can be more recognisable at a glance.

   (people will debate this sort of topic endlessly)

Ciarán O'Riordan
Irish Free Software Organisation: http://ifso.info/

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