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Re: NetBSD Mascot Proposal

One more thing: NetBSD was embedded in a smartphone (by Danger) before android was a twinkle in Andy Rubin's eye.  NetBSD actually started the 'powerful OS in your pocket communicator' concept.

On Sun, Apr 18, 2021 at 9:33 PM Vincent DEFERT <> wrote:

A polar bear mascot is a double-edged sword: close to us because it's a mammal, but also a wild carnivorous animal humans are better off carefully avoiding... :/

I liked the idea of the robot much better.
Several animation films for children have featured friendly robot characters, so with an appropriate graphical design, a robot mascot could be appealing to a very wide audience.
It would reflect the fact that, among the 3 BSD, NetBSD is certainly the most embedded-friendly, which is IMO very important in terms of differentiation.
Plus, if the "live" mascot was built using a RISC-V MCU board, it would be a 100% open source robot, from the processor to the software! :)

On 17/04/2021 19:55, Jay Patel wrote:
Another reference 

Polar bear with holding NetBSD flag

On Sat, 27 Feb, 2021, 10:04 am Jay Patel, <> wrote:

On Wed, 17 Feb, 2021, 12:35 pm Jay Patel, <> wrote:
I also had another concept that we can have robot mascot but as actual robot which only three boar members will keep and it will of course run using NetBSD and can be developed with OSS hardwares available in market :) 

Other plush toys of robot can be made available but we can have actual robot in foundation which will also be programmed :P

For eg. Boston Dynamic has "spot"

Thanks and Regards ,

On Tue, 16 Feb, 2021, 1:47 am Michael Cheponis, <> wrote:
I rather liked the 'group' idea because they were all, you know, "networked" together.

On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 12:11 PM Nikolay Kalev <> wrote:
Hi all,

Maybe there could be few mascots instead of one ?
Old logo was a group of mascots with devices and computers around them, but also possible to have them independently.


On Mon, 15 Feb 2021 at 21:07, Kamil Rytarowski <> wrote:
This squirrel with a pumpkin is a cute idea and I support it.

On 15.02.2021 09:49, Jay Patel wrote:
> Bartek@ okay i will try to get more poses and simplified.
> Kamil@ inspired by maya@'s squirrel pic one example if animal mascot
> required
> <>
> Thanks,
> Jay
> On Sun, 14 Feb, 2021, 7:59 pm Bartek Krawczyk,
> < <>> wrote:
>     W dniu 12.02.2021 o 22:37, A Dog pisze:
>     > On Mon, Feb 08, 2021 at 01:12:38AM PST, Kamil Rytarowski wrote:
>     >> Can we avoid the appearance of a monster, devil or an alien?
>     >>
>     >
>     > Or an insectoid.  There are people who are capable of finding bugs
>     cute, but
>     > many others have a visceral repulsion to anything with an exoskeleton.
>     >
>     > I'm just trying to compare these proposals to the existing OS
>     mascots that
>     > are out there:  Puffy (cute li'l pufferfish), Beastie (cute li'l
>     "daemon"),
>     > Tux (cute[1] li'l penguin), whatever the Minix raccoon is
>     called... do I see
>     > a pattern here?
>     >
>     > And then we have this thing that looks like a robot bug devil. 
>     Beastie may
>     > look like a devil too, but at least he's a *cute* devil...
>     >
>     > [1] Until you notice his resemblance to Homer Simpson.
>     >
>     I second that. I'm no artist myself however initial suggestions by Jay
>     Patel are more in line with current trends and what people like in
>     general.
>     In my opinion the logo should be cute, fun, not too serious. Like
>     Golang's gopher perhaps?
>     This suggestion:
>     <>
>     shows a good example for me. NetBSD's colours, he's a runner (reference
>     to "of course it runs NetBSD". It's too detailed, though - Jay, can it
>     be simplified a bit? Try some other poses with open eyes?
>     It's in the right direction imho.
>     Regards
>     --
>     Bartek Krawczyk

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