[Ambassadors] A word about F...acebook
mark at mocktech.net
Thu May 6 14:04:51 UTC 2010
we should just keep current fedora media with us (where the stickers are, in
my case, my vehicle) and hand it out every time someone makes a comment
about the "facebook" sticker.
On Thu, May 6, 2010 at 04:42, Tristan Santore <
tristan.santore at internexusconnect.net> wrote:
> On 06/05/10 01:42, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> > On Wed, May 05, 2010 at 01:24:06PM -0500, Juan M. Rodriguez wrote:
> >> 2010/5/5 Adam Miller <maxamillion at fedoraproject.org>
> >> I've stopped wearing my Fedora baseball cap I bought from brandfuel
> >> stores because of a similar situation. I had 5 people within a time
> >> frame of only a couple hours ask me why I had a Facebook hat on.
> >> times.
> >> -AdamM (from Android )
> >> I used to carry a backpack with a Fedora sticker on it. Ended up
> >> that sticker on my desktop after constant "Oh sweet, where'd you get
> >> Facebook sticker" questions, so I know how you feel.
> > I can only respond that:
> > (1) Our logo came first, so nyah-nyah-nyah.
> > (2) Facebook probably has as many attorneys as Red Hat, so going after
> > them wouldn't get us much other than a big invoice.
> > (3) I don't think they look that much alike.
> > (4) Now that some of the friends in our communities actually have
> > permanent Fedora tattoos *on their bodies*, it's very unlikely
> > we'll consider changing just because someone else has an "f" logo.
> > This post is entirely humorous in nature, except for the last point
> > maybe. Carry on, you fine ladies and gents!
> > * * *
> >  Because seriously, barring a catastrophe we're not going to change
> > our branding. :-)
> I say, Red Hat buys Facebook and we change its name to Acebook, then Red
> Hat sells facebook again, after we also stole some of their infra stuff,
> for Fedora use.
> (This is an entirely sarcastic post).
> Seriously, I also think, the more the merrier. If people ask about the
> Fedora logo, you can argue and say, well, you don't pay for facebook do
> you ? And you value privacy in Facebook, don't you ? So why not use a
> free, secure, reliable OS to full fill your secure
> computation/communication needs.
> Tristan Santore BSc MBCS
> Network and Infrastructure Operations
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> Tristan.Santore at internexusconnect.net
> Former Thawte Notary
> (Please note: Thawte has closed its WoT programme down,
> and I am therefor no longer able to accredit trust)
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