Fedora: A gift from the G(r)eek gods! -- WAS: New Fedora Logo : Fedora forum discussions
sgk284 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 14 18:08:20 UTC 2005
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.
On 11/14/05, Bryan J. Smith <b.j.smith at ieee.org> wrote:
> "Bryan J. Smith" <b.j.smith at 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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