[CentOS-devel] Some T-Shirt's decorations

Tue Nov 25 01:07:51 UTC 2008
Manuel Wolfshant <wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro>

On 11/24/2008 10:45 PM, Dag Wieers wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Nov 2008, Ralph Angenendt wrote:
>> Alain Reguera Delgado wrote:
>>> There are some t-shirt's decorations available at:
>>> http://wiki.centos.org/Promo/Tshirts
>> Okay. The second one is completely "overloaded". The first one would
>> look good with only one of the "flowers".
>> The rest somehow is missing the CentOS reference, as I don't think that
>> the slogans are self explaining.
>> But the overall looks is great, we'd just have to mix some CentOS
>> reference in there >:)
> That is why for the stickers we chose to take the slogan:
>     CentOS: Enterprise Linux for the people
> So that at least people know that it is an Enterprise Linux and they 
> are included as the target market :) (besides in South America you 
> have strong people movements)
> What I like on a poster is to give away the important characteristics 
> of an Enterprise Linux. There are ofcourse many, and some are more 
> interesting to some people than others.
> In my presentations I always talk about:
>     secure, stable, predictable and reproducable
> If we look at what Enterprise Linux means, an important one is that 
> security updates are low-risk and available as soon as they are ready 
> and tested. As a result the deliverables are stable and systems 
> running an Enterprise Linux are predictable in behaviour.
> Thanks to the fact that the environment does not change too often, 
> experiences and problems are reproducable on other systems.
> So to me the poster and future promotional material should indicate 
> that CentOS is an Enterprise Linux, and it should include those 4 
> important keywords.
> What do other people think ?
I 100% approve your thoughts. But I would not add "predictable " and " 
reproducable " on a shirt, unless it would also trigger some funny 
thoughts (as in "I am a sysadmin, I am predictable, I just read your 
mail"). Second thought, as a heavy BOFH reader, I would be amused but I 
am not sure how funny would that be for our victims... ups, I meant for 
our users :)

As a parenthesis the flower raises in me anything but the sentiment of 
"enterprise". It's nice for a summer beach shirt and recalls Woodstock 
and the flower power concept, but I would not associate it with linux in 
any way.