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From: Olivier Grisel <olivier.grisel@l...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Some logo for your OCaml related websites
I forward this last mail to the caml-list since I forgot to "replay-all" 
before ...

Benjamin Geer a écrit :
> Olivier Grisel wrote:
> 
>> I feel very sorry butI wasn't aware of the origin of this "Joe Camel" 
>> think.
> 
> 
> It was a huge, very controversial advertising campaign... a lot of 
> people were (and still are) very angry about it, all over the world.
> 
>> I can remove the grass bit to try to break the association with the 
>> Joe Camel.
>>
>> What do you think ?
> 
> 
> I don't think it would help.  The shape of the camel face (even without 
> the sunglasses) is what makes it Joe Camel.  This was the intention of 
> the OCaml team when they chose this logo, apparently as a joke (in very 
> bad taste, I think).
> 
> I think OCaml needs a completely new logo.
> 
> The problem of how to make it different from the Perl logo is 
> interesting.  Actually O'Reilly has a trademark on the use of a camel to 
> represent a programming language:
> 
> http://perl.oreilly.com/usage
> 
> I asked them about this last year, and they said they currently had no 
> position on the use of a camel to represent the OCaml language.  I don't 
> know whether they might eventually cause trouble.  You might want to ask 
> them about it.
> 
> Another alternative would be to make a logo that doesn't represent a 
> camel at all.

I agree. Anybody has a better idea ? What could symobolize the ocaml 
programming language ? OReilly seems to think a horse[1] might do, but 
I'm  not quite so sure :o)

[1] http://web.linuxfr.org/2001/03/05/2585.html

Best,

--
Olivier