[Consortium] Call for a redesign of the Made in Linux Vol.1cover

Daniel James daniel at 64studio.com
Thu Nov 9 04:54:57 EST 2006

Hi Ico,

 > there
> is a bit of a dilemma regarding the "Tux Power" subtitle as it does bear
> somewhat of a "revolutionary" tone which (now that I reflect upon it) may not
> be the best way of marketing consortium and/or LA scene

Just to recap, the original cover art featured a synthesis of Tux and 
the famous portrait of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara by Alberto Korda. Reason - 
both are black and white icons with three letter names. I thought it was 
amusing, and only very mildly subversive. Is free software 
revolutionary, in the broad sense of the word? I believe it is.

However, some of the US-based contributors felt that this modified image 
would cause trouble for their careers, at the educational institutions 
where they work. Yes, really, 45 years after the Bay of Pigs disaster. 
So the image was changed but the title stayed, becoming somewhat 
orphaned from the cover concept.

 > Perhaps we should reevaluate the title and/or subtitle?

I personally don't care what it's called - it's the music that matters.



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