The NetBSD Foundation Press Release: Announcement of New Logo

NetBSD has a new logo!

October 30, 2004  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 NetBSD Foundation.

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

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