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Re: NetBSD Mascot Proposal

Hi Jay!

Nice find! :)
Cats have such a huge sympathy capital, and share common characteristics with daemons. ;)
Plus this one is really simple hardware-wise, so it shouldn't take long to see it making its first steps.
What do others think?

Kind regards


On 09/09/2022 12:52, Jay Patel wrote:
This is something similar

We can have mascot like this 

On Thu, 6 May, 2021, 1:06 pm Vincent DEFERT, <> wrote:
Good idea! :)

A robot project provides opportunities for many exciting developments:

- human-machine interaction (e.g.
saying Hello! to known people, getting to know new people, proposing to help a visitor)
- autonomous navigation (e.g. learning obstacle types, learning the building's map, opening and closing doors, climbing stairs / using elevator)
- personality and purpose (i.e. everything pertaining to relationships within a group)
- many technical details (e.g. RF communications, edge computing, energy efficiency/frugality)

This means the mascot would live many adventures in the long term, which would provide an original way of fostering the relationships with the NetBSD community - and probably well beyond!
A blog (or maybe UnitedBSD) should be used from the start to communicate about the design and construction of the mascot robot  and, once up and running, about subsequent projects.
The community should of course be involved whenever possible, e.g. through brainstorms, competitions, sub-projects, etc.
Communication would thus give the mascot a life on its own even before it is powered on. :)
I guess academia could also be interested in using the mascot as a basis for
AI research projects.
Furthermore, in the long run, the mascot could have cybernetic friends or siblings... :)

I have mainly full-stack development +
embedded skills, so I'd like to team with someone into design (I'm really terrible at visual arts) and someone else into AI.
This would not only help reliably cover all critical aspects of the project, but would also help sustain motivation over time, a key success factor to spare-time projects.

On 05/05/2021 14:01, Jay Patel wrote:
Vincent@ maybe you can create one for Community with community funded. 

Maybe foundation can create Robotics competition for Mascot :) 

On Sun, 2 May, 2021, 9:25 am Jay Patel, <> wrote:
Vincent@ maybe take parts from and assemble NetBSD mascot be ready to be programmed ? :)

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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