November 1, 2004

NetBSD announces new logo

Jeremy C. Reed writes "The NetBSD Foundation has selected an official logo for identifying
NetBSD. Over 400 logos were submitted by 238 artists for a NetBSD
logo contest. The winning logo was submitted by Grant Bissett, a
new media designer from Perth, Western Australia.

Members of the NetBSD Foundation voted for the new logo from a
short-list of six submitted designs selected by the logo committee.
Characteristics important for the new logo were simplicity, appealing
form and color choice, and identification with the project.

This is the second major milestone this year for creating a new,
recognizable, and differentiated NetBSD identity after registering
the NetBSD trademark in April 2004, said Scott Reynolds, a former
director of the Foundation.

The new logo, which features a flag, is used on the NetBSD.org website and will be
used for software media, apparel, advertisements, promotional
materials, and the NetBSD Foundation literature.

NetBSD is a free, secure, and highly portable Unix-like open source
operating system available for many hardware platforms, from 64-bit
Opteron machines and desktop systems to handheld and embedded
devices. Its clean design and advanced features make NetBSD excellent
in both production and research environments, and it is user-supported
with complete source. Many applications are easily available through
the NetBSD Packages Collection. More information about NetBSD is
available via http://www.NetBSD.org/."

Link: NetBSD.org

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