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RE: Call for mascot! :-)

On 28-Jan-99 Chris Waters wrote:
> While I'm on the topic of the logo, it occurred to me that it might be
> nice to choose a mascot for the Debian project.  Some sort of beast that
> we can use in the logo and in other Debian-related images.  Much as
> Linux has its penguin, BSD has its devil, and GNU has its, erm, gnu. 
> Debian should have its own mascot, IMO, separate from any of these.
> This is just an idea, and I won't be offended if it's rejected.
> Anyway, I just thought that if we picked a mascot, then we could mention
> it in the rules for the proposed GIMP contest for a new Debian logo.
> I brought this up on IRC, and got the following suggestions:
> 1.  Dragon (well-liked choice on IRC)
> 2.  Octopus (my own suggestion)
> 3.  Monkey
> 4.  Ant
> 5.  Bee
> Personally, I think octopi are really cute, they're smart (for
> invertebrae), and I kind of like the symbolism of many arms working
> together as part of a whole, but perhaps I'm a little crazy.  :-)

If we go with one, I'd go for 2,1 or 5 in that order.  I *hate* Monkey's and I
step on ants.  Bee seems a little... well.. not in the spirit but I could live
with it.

Please cc all mailing list replies to me, also.
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