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Re: Zenmap (name and artwork)
From: bensonk () acm wwu edu
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 10:17:16 -0800

I like the way it looks.  And, I am not trying to be critical, but I'm
in a class right now about the religions of china and japan.  I feel
compelled to point out that Zen is a form of Buddhism, which (as most of
you already know, I'm sure) is a religion that started in India.  Yin
and Yang are part of the original Chinese belief system from before
there was any formal religion.  They are a part of the Chinese world
view, and largely associated with Taoism, which comes from China.  
So, using the name "Zen" with the Yin and Yang symbol seems somewhat 
incongruous to me, as it is mixing Zen Buddhism and Taoism.  Of course,
the Zen form of Buddhism came from China.  Please forgive me if this has
already been considered or discussed, or if my understanding is lacking
in depth.  

I am not saying the logo is a bad idea, I just thought I'd point out the
distance between Yin and Yang and the concepts of Zen.  In fact, Zen
itself was a sort of backlash against having too many symbols.  So, I'm
not sure if you will be able to find a symbol that really meshes with
Zen concepts at all.  

Just my $0.02 and I may be over thinking this way too much. 

Benson

On Sun, Nov 25, 2007 at 04:33:11PM +0100, Diman Todorov wrote:

On Nov 25, 2007, at 6:47 AM, Fyodor wrote:

On Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 05:07:54PM -0600, DePriest, Jason R. wrote:

In other news, I really like the name 'zenmap' -- someone should get
some kudoes for coming up with that one

I'm glad you like the name!  And that reminds me that we could really
use a Zenmap logo or other artwork.  If anyone wants to try their hand
at creating a logo, splash screen, or banner ad (728x90 or 468x60),
that would be wonderful.  A down side of the name change is that we
need new art.  For example, here was the old UMIT splash screen:
http://umit.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/*checkout*/umit/trunk/share/pixmaps/splash.png


I went and tried the obvious design. It looks ok I think. If there  
aren't any more creative suggestions I will spend some more time with  
finding a better font and fixing the exact proportions.

http://diman.todorov.googlepages.com/zenmap.png

cheers,
Diman

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