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The first logo for ProgClub was an image of a mace, as in a "club". Because every programmer needs a good club! It looked like this:

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That was only ever a stand-in logo to fill the space while we came up with our real logo, and ProgClub used it for about two weeks while we got our systems established. Initially we were going to contract a graphic artist to come up with a proper image of a "club" for us (view the talk page to see his first draft), but instead the decision was taken to change the logo to the glider, from Conway's Game of Life, as this is the hacker emblem.

The hacker emblem is a sign of solidarity with the following values:

  • Creating software and sharing it with each other
  • Placing a high value on freedom of inquiry; hostility to secrecy
  • Information-sharing as both an ideal and a practical strategy
  • Upholding the right to fork
  • Emphasis on rationality
  • Distaste for authority
  • Playful cleverness, taking the serious humorously and humour seriously