[Team] naming the Linux-libre artwork
lxoliva at fsfla.org
Wed Apr 15 17:15:40 UTC 2009
On Apr 15, 2009, Fabianne Balvedi <fabs at estudiolivre.org> wrote:
> When I just saw the page, I thought they were the same,
> stux and freetz, so I dint't get the idea why there should be
> two mascots or two names for the same mascot.
Yeah, that's kind of my fault. When I first say Stux, I thought he was
perfect. It was Tomás who pointed out he was a prisoner.
When Freetz came up, I had it in my mind that they were close, but not
quite the same, kind of like those "which soap makes for whiter clothes"
comparisons in soap ads.
So I started using Stux in the context of the non-Free Linux (cute and
friendly looks, but not Free), and Freetz in the context of Linux-libre.
But I was hardly clear on that.
I don't think it's too late to fix it. Naming them differently is
supposed to help with that.
> Also I dont't know where the name freetz came from,
First time I thought of this name was during a conversation (not to say
heated discussion) about how unfair it was that the name of the kernel
ended up in the name of the operating system product of the company I
work with, while the name of the operating system didn't. It was
wordplay with Freax, the original name for Linux, but I don't think
Freetz stood for a kernel in the hypothetical scenario I presented.
> so If I have to pick one, I'd stick with the stuck :)
We could, but we don't have to :-)
Thanks for your feedback.
Alexandre Oliva, freedom fighter http://FSFLA.org/~lxoliva/
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