[EUFSF] Re: Logo again.

Rodger Etz-Brown rodgereb at linuxtag.org
Tue Mar 20 15:46:58 UTC 2001


have been lurking for some time and would like to contribute my 2p from the
UK's point of view.

* Pim van Riezen (pi at vuurwerk.nl) wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Mar 2001, David Westlund wrote:
> > The flag it not the best symbol for Europe.
> >
> > > It's only that people think of the Union first when they see the
> > > flag - but that's true with the name "Europe" too.
> >
> > Yes. Exactly. And here in Sweden, 50% of the people accosiates the flag
> > with something they don't like. The same goes for Norway.
> If Sweden and Norway associate "Europe" with "European Union" with "The
> Downfall of All that is Good", then no matter what logo you choose, they
> will associate EUFSF with "Europe" and hence the rest. As a European
> organization, we are associated with Europe. If people don't like that,
> they need to freshen up their minds about their continent as well as their
> software licenses.

Though you might be right about the narrow minds living in certain European
countries I think it doesn't help to alienate them straight away.

My own oppinion is against a unified European state. Looking at the past human
history there was not a single state formed on such a cultural basis that has
survived. All of them ended in wars.

Though this point being off-topic it leads to my point about the UK and the
prevailing anti-European climate. A country that has got a civil war and two
other parts trying to be independent as well, it will not be easy to convince
them of just another artificial construct.

Anyway, everything European will meet a lot of hostility in the UK. Guess
that's my point. Sorry for waffling on.


 Rodger Etz-Brown                               LinuxTag-Team
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