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From Daniel John Debrunner <...@debrunners.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Apache Derby logo
Date Sat, 03 Dec 2005 05:30:06 GMT
Brian Smith wrote:

> I am not a committer. But, I am curious about why you don't have a "No
> Logo" option or a "Wait for more submissions" option.
> Firstly, I think that they name "Derby" is a reference to racing, which
> implies that the product is fast. This is a good association. However,
> most entries seem to be based on that fact that "derby" *could* also
> refer to a type of hat that most people have absolutely no knowledge of.
> I don't see how this allusion to obscure trivia is useful to the
> project. Besides that, there are already major, successful open-source
> projects using hat logos (Red Hat and Fedora). Therefore, I believe that
> the hat logos are all fundamentally unhelpful, regardless of their
> impressive artistic merits.

I wonder if the Derby-hat is a United States' concept. I'm English but
live in the US, and I think I only heard about Derby hats over here.
But after living here so long, I get easily confused over what's US
English and what's British English.


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