The mailing list discussion prompted me to try again on the logo idea.
This new logo is based on the idea of a boat sail, symbolizing the freedom to go anywhere. It comes in dark and light versions. It is colored in the colors of the sea, and the various shades is a hint to the variety of use cases and the adaptability of the OS.
Enough with words, here is the design:
EDIT: Seeing it again, I think the text is disproportionately big so here’s a revision:
Here’s another twist on the same idea
And this is a simple website mockup to go with it