@mairin I think I still prefer B.
One thing is that it does not depend on the faded look (which seems appropriate, but somehow fails for me).
For what it is worth, the square knot motif is not really much of a seafarer's knot. A bowline on a bight would be better, but probably would not matter to the tech crowd towards which the logo is directed. Version B avoids that issue entirely. https://mastodon.cloud/media/ukfdh8ufL41ljYIPPUk