i made the logo myself, a while back, and im still proud of it
its meant to be reminiscent of the german paper christmas star, or "froebelstern", that the distro is partly named after
its a long standing christmas tradition in my family
its made of several thin strips of paper that are interlinked and folded together and i think its a nice analogy for how the various packages in a distribution interconnect to make a working and usable operating system
@astraluma gnome started as a gnu project, gnu still asserts that it is
gtk+ started as a gnu project, gnu still asserts that it is (it was originally the gnu image manipulation program toolkit)
if gnu say its theirs, im going to try and avoid it and use qt instead
that does limit options for certain utilities a lot, like web browser, but i'll figure that out once i get there
im planning to have lxqt and kde for full blown desktop options
@astraluma also i3 and sway for lighter setups, both will be officially supported with install images
@ky0ko Oh yeah, I figured you were going to lean into KDE/etc.
Did not know that gnome maintained ties with gnu/fsf.
@astraluma gnu doesn't really ever let go of their projects, it takes a massive amount of fuss and controversy to do that and has only ever happened twice (and one of those cases, gnu will insist never happened, and the project is part of gnu again now)
@ky0ko That sounds a lot like gnu. To be honest, I would not take gnu's word over if a given project is practically part of gnu or if they just claim ownership (you know, like gnu/linux).
@astraluma well, ultimately, if things go how i want, gnu and the fsf are going to be looking at this project
and classifying it as free software that respects your freedom
and when they do, i want them to have to file it under their "linux distributions that are not gnu" category, which currently only includes an android distribution
@ky0ko not gonna lie, I've thought about looking into gnu-free distros but, tbh, I got rid of my last arch system (in favor of debian) so i'd spend less time on manual system maintenance.
@astraluma there exists no distro that is as gnu-free as i intend froebel to be, so once its more usable maybe give it a closer look?
@ky0ko Whether it's usable for my purposes (namely, does SaltStack understand it) depends a lot on decisions wrt package management, init, etc.
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