Newbie questions about Pliant

Newbie questions about Pliant

Pliant mascot

Message posted by maybe Marcus on 2002/02/01 13:57:02
Is the Chameleon the Pliant mascot?

Another quickie: when is the next ASPIC?
Message posted by maybe Patrice Ossona de Mendez on 2002/02/01 14:22:27

The Chameleon used to be Pliant mascot and I personaly liked it very much, as it reflects what we ask Pliant to be. Now, the "computer" characters you may find on Pliant site have replaced it.

What concerns ASPIC, I made some preannounce some time ago, to see if there will be some reaction, as I needed some hints about a possible number of participant.
Actually, I've had no replies at all. I don't know if there will be an ASPIC this year or (if there is one) what it will looks like.

If you are interrested in, I would be glad to organize one.

Please let me know it by posting a message in ASPIC 2002 preparation & discussion thread, or by sending a mail at

Message posted by pom on 2002/02/01 14:36:13
Here is an old chameleon version, for the nostalgic...

Message posted by pom on 2002/02/01 14:38:38
And the true one!

Message posted by maybe Marcus on 2002/02/01 14:55:50
The stylized chameleon is very cool!
Message posted by maybe Hubert Tonneau on 2002/02/01 15:50:37
I have more serious reasons not to like the cameleon any more.

It was an initial joke, as cameleons eat bufferfies (Microsoft).
But after using free softwares for some time, I found that they where much
too 'closed softwares cloning' centered. Instead of using designs that are
optimal for free softwares (such as dynamic compilers), they still use
options that are good mainly for closed softwares.
I don't want Pliant to be marketed as against a closed software.

It is a modern designed overall system, for solving true problems, and
it has been designed in order to get the best of it's free software nature
(many contributors sharing the overall effort).