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From "Alex Hitchins" <>
Subject RE: Pirate Monkey?
Date Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:34:04 GMT
I agree with Sebastien/Arjan on this. I’m not sure Monkeys/Pirates will send
the right signals.




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From: sebgoa [] 
Sent: 27 November 2013 14:40
Subject: Re: Pirate Monkey?


On Nov 27, 2013, at 3:18 PM, Arjan Eriks <
<> > wrote:


I just joined the marketing list as co-organizer of the CCCEU13. And i was
involved in the logo design for the event as well (hence i recognize the
monkey on the pirate shirt).

I like the pirate design very much. It gives some feeling about rebellion,
being brave, different, funny, adventurous and such. A lot of values you
would like to have as an open source community. We are not like the rest, we
are making our own choices.

But for positioning CLoudStack as a top of the bill cloud product, that
plays a role next to OpenStack, AWS, Azure, IBM etc. etc.. I do not like the
monkey logo that much. It just feels too much like a comic book. A lot of
open source products are not chosen on a C level, but CloudStack is. Imho it
should look robust, mature, proven, open, global... and maybe even
'enterprise' sometimes.

Really would like to hear your ideas on this. Thanks, Arjan


I am with you Arjan. I said it before, the monkey is cool but can be
associated (in the western world) with fun/joker and unreliable (totally
biased prejudice of course).


The background of the monkey logo comes from "Journey to the West"


Where you can read:

"...It deals entirely with the earlier exploits of Sun Wukong, a monkey born
from a stone nourished by the Five Elements, who learns the art of the Tao,
72 polymorphic transformations, combat, and secrets of immortality, and
through guile and force makes a name for himself"


Regarding the pirate, I think it's cool but I do share Harm's concern, and
as with Gamma rays…we have to be careful:





27 Nov 2013 14:36

I'm in! All in the name of good clean fun ;).

Sent from my HTC

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From: "Mathias Mullins" <
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To: "
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Subject: Pirate Monkey?
Date: Tue, Nov 26, 2013 6:03 PM

Definite +1 if we get the shirt, hats, and songs!! Now all we need is the
Rum (of course to be had in other areas of the conference) :-)

+1000 with Chip and Joe on Kelcey manning the Booth in full Johnny Depp
style Capt¹n Monk Gear!!! :-D



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