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Re: Fedora: A gift from the G(r)eek gods! -- WAS: New Fedora Logo : Fedora forum discussions



Considering the huge amount of controversy with evolution and ID recently in the states, we could have some fun calling Torvalds, Cox, Morton the intelligent designers. Either that or play off the fact that open source evolves. It could go either way as long as we keep it fun and in the spirit of a parody.

I agree, associating this new meaning with the Fedora name could be gold.

Regards,
  Steve

On 11/14/05, Bryan J. Smith < b j smith ieee org> wrote:
"Bryan J. Smith" < b j smith ieee org> wrote:
> - A gift from the G(r)eek god Torvalda?
> Now line up the Geek gods, Torvalds, Cox, Morton, etc...
> Now talk about some great ideas for box art!!!
>  ...
> "In a world where the majority worships only one god and
> does only his bidding, and all others are considered
> heretics, a band of outcasts all over the world works
> together ..."
>
> Man, this stuff is *GOLD*!  You keep is "paraody-level" and
> it's not a problem!

Seriously now, if you keep it "parody-level" you don't have
to worry about too many trademarks.  We need serious
characterizations of Linus, Cox, Morton, etc... -- stuff that
is not a clear representation of them (for ownership/rights
issues), but still gets the point across -- that would make
some great box art!

IN FACT, LET'S TAKE THIS ONE STEP FURTHER!

You could call "the supposed one god" of software a fraud.
And one way Torvalda and others dispelled the notion of being
gods was by creating something and given mere mortals to use,
because he was no better than them!

Com'mon man, this stuff is *GOLD*!

> And most importantly, it provides a direct reference that
> is completely independent of Fedora as a hat.  That's what
> those of us who offer commercial services, products, etc...
> built around Fedora _need_!

This was my primary issue with Fedora(TM) prior, that visual
relationship.  With this, it totally _removes_ the issue!

Theodora, Fedora; Torvalds, Torvalda, etc...
Com'mon, get in the spirit of the comical aspects of this!
There is _so_much_ to build on!


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