History (the development of
the freeware logo)
A logo as a symbol for freeware programs and
websites were first suggested by Vegard Krog Petersen,
a regular reader of the newsgroup alt.comp.freeware (a.c.f.).
"A challenge to the creative/artistic members of the group:
What about making a freeware
symbol or logo?
We could use it on our sites
or perhaps in freeware programs?"
With follow-ups in these threads:
The Freeware Logo Contest Vote were held in in
alt.comp.freeware (a.c.f.) between December 4th. and December 19th.
2004 in the following thread:
And then the Winner (a
landslide victory...) was announced: