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Debian mascot?

PostPosted: 2017-06-30 00:13
by VentGrey
I've seen an old post regarding a mascot for Debian, was it forgotten? or Debian does not need a mascot? How about we try to revive that spirit of Universal OS into a tiny character? :mrgreen:

Re: Debian mascot?

PostPosted: 2017-06-30 00:20
by HuangLao
always thought it was this
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although this for the women of Debian is priceless:
https://www.hellotux.com/debian_thong
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found this as well:
https://wiki.debian.org/DebianArt/Mascot

Re: Debian mascot?

PostPosted: 2017-06-30 02:25
by GarryRicketson
I all ways thought the mascot would be the same character that the
version is named after.

Re: Debian mascot?

PostPosted: 2017-06-30 05:29
by VentGrey
xD I saw this thing
https://wiki.debian.org/DebianArt/Mascot
Maybe I'll try to make one, tho it seems that it is abandoned.

Re: Debian mascot?

PostPosted: 2017-06-30 07:31
by kedaha
I've always taken the toy story characters to be Debian's mascots, the latest being an octopus.

Re: Debian mascot?

PostPosted: 2017-06-30 19:26
by HuangLao
kedaha wrote:I've always taken the toy story characters to be Debian's mascots, the latest being an octopus.



Im sure that is quite the copyright violation....

Re: Debian mascot?

PostPosted: 2017-07-02 19:10
by Innovate
Aren't toy story code names characters already mascot itself?
Even I can't say will Debian ppl even like mascot os-tans for Debian like these samples either.
http://takaju.deviantart.com/art/debian ... -495058574

That Swirl is not a mascot it's a Debian logo. Mascot has to be a character that can represent the meaning.
That's being said Debian is the only OS that can't make Os-tans mascot for it.
Since Debian already have toy stories code name characters.
Building something random mascots which conflict against or aren't match to code name it's freaking awkward.

I used to planned to draw something from stretch like takaju did but gotta cancelled to avoid code name mascot conflictions.

Re: Debian mascot?

PostPosted: 2017-07-02 20:19
by HuangLao
how about gnu with debian swirl on it somewhere, just not between the eyebrows.
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Re: Debian mascot?

PostPosted: 2017-07-17 07:06
by VentGrey
just not between the eyebrows.
Maybe my user image gives bad vibes xD.
I was thinking about..."Universal operating system" Im drawing aliens for "universal" but I cannot come with good results. :cry:

Re: Debian mascot?

PostPosted: 2017-07-17 07:28
by Seventh
HuangLao wrote:although this for the women of Debian is priceless:
https://www.hellotux.com/debian_thong
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They look a bit "Stretched" :wink:

Re: Debian mascot?

PostPosted: 2017-07-17 09:51
by ruffwoof
Penguin with a red swirl emblem on its white breast.

Re: Debian mascot?

PostPosted: 2017-07-17 10:16
by Lysander
A penguin is too obvious and doesn't relate to Debian specifically. It should be something which represents what Debian represents.

Coincidentally, LIbre Office is having a mascot competition.

Taking that they've said into consideration, it would be something which represents the Debian Philosophy [Social Contract/DFSG].

So something that represents some of more of the following: freedom, flexibility, community, transparency, independence and stability. I'm sure there are plenty of animals that represent a couple of those or more.

Re: Debian mascot?

PostPosted: 2017-07-17 10:32
by Seventh
The catch phrase says its "the universal operating system".

Type that into google and it brings you straight to the logo and debian.org is first on the search engine list.

Now "universal" means:

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/universal

Thesaurus says: http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/universal?s=t

So with that, imo i believe it should be something related to universal, something to do with a universe, maybe a sun, quasar or nebula...Take a look at the logo, it looks like a portal.

But are we talking mascots in the animal kingdom here? Like football mascots or hockey, baseball etc?

Re: Debian mascot?

PostPosted: 2017-07-17 10:40
by Lysander
I suppose it could be anything but animals or plants are the most common. I like the universe idea a lot.

For instance, the Red Faced Spinetail builds strong nests and works with different species and communities, which is representative of Debian's stability and its communal aspect.

The universe idea is good. Interested to see what other people come up with.

Re: Debian mascot?

PostPosted: 2017-07-17 13:15
by None1975
How about a pretty girl?
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