I'm a semiotician and I'm planning to write an article on a couple of Linux logos. Currently I'm conducting a preliminary research and hence my question:
Are there any particular reasons for choosing the logo? What is the intended meaning and/or associations related to it?
I already had a look at the wiki faq, but a more "verbose" explanation would help me a lot.
You'll maybe not get an official answer, but here's my guess :
The mouse represents a fast, agile creature, and XFCE aims to put those attributes at your fingertips by way of using the (mouse) pointer.
An homage to the essence of a desktop environment.
Refer to the wiki
What does the logo mean?
A mouse, obviously, for all kinds of reasons like world domination and monsters and such