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Re^2: Who bestowed the camel to perl? And when?

by jvector (Friar)
on Feb 05, 2009 at 22:19 UTC ( [id://741710] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Who bestowed the camel to perl? And when?
in thread Who bestowed the camel to perl? And when?

Interestingly, the link on that page (where it says "O'Reilly & Associates maintain the trademark on the use of camel in association with Perl") is broken.

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Re^3: Who bestowed the camel to perl? And when?
by linuxer (Curate) on Feb 05, 2009 at 22:24 UTC

    OK, didn't check that. Searched around a little at O'Reilly's and found a Perl Camel FAQ ...

      Thanks for that. But...

      Oooohhh. Not sure if I like that...(my emphasis:)

      O'Reilly has protected the camel image for books and online publications related to the Perl language, and related product and services. The only reason an association exists between camels and the Perl programming language is because we've used a camel image on our Perl-related products.
      Not sure if that was my world view before I read it...

      Update: Added first sentence.

      This signature ... bleh.

        That's one reason TPF has the onion logo trademark for Perl: so that identifying symbols for the language aren't beholden to any one company with goals that may or may not conflict with goals for the community.

        I recommend avoiding camel imagery.