OpenSolaris Mascot?

Demand for an OpenSolaris mascot seems to be increasing. Here are two contenders.

This is Laris - a slender loris (loris gracilis) Unlike the mythical Slow-Loris, he is quite fast, slim and sharp eyed. He is nocturnal - works mostly at night like Solaris geeks hunting bugs.

History: few months ago we were looking for a cuddly creature for CDDL and Veena suggested the Loris. It sounds like So-Laris. When the thread to find a Mascot started on OpenSolaris-discus alias, he was introduced. While some thought he is cute and cuddly, some found him creepy and ugly. Initial drafts of Laris looked like a creature from the Mr.Bean cartoon series, with very thick lines and no shading)

Poll - the polar bear is strong, smart and cool. He loves to wear fashionable sun glasses. He lives in the Arctics, near to the north pole and loves to make friendship with penguins which live Antarctica, near south pole. Penguins do not mix with him much. (perhaps after this incident).

History: Polar bear with sun glasses was an early popular suggestions. Simon Phipps described his mental image and I put him down to SVG Bezier curves. Both the creatures were drawn on my Solaris 10 machines using Sodipodi and GIMP.

Note that these are just proposals that were floating around. The official mascot needs to be chosen by the community.
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How about an Orca ?
<img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/92/250px-Orca_jumping.jpg">
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<a src=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orca>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orca

Posted by Ven Immani on June 17, 2005 at 08:42 AM PDT #

I vote for the lorris! (Good drawings, btw) :-)

Posted by Bharath on June 17, 2005 at 03:58 PM PDT #

I vote for a killer whale. It's the top predator in the ocean.

Posted by Sitchai on June 18, 2005 at 09:31 PM PDT #

Can we post the poll on the main page ?? This will help the community choose the mascot. Right now its hidden inside your blog and would be hard for the community users to find it.

Posted by Ven Immani on June 23, 2005 at 04:48 AM PDT #

I think there will going to be a contest (with prizes!) to fill the post of a mascot that community can choose. We might get more creative entries.

Posted by Chandan on June 23, 2005 at 05:13 AM PDT #

How about common Indian Monkey! Cute and limitless energy!

Posted by ravi on December 19, 2005 at 08:30 PM PST #

On a related note, Solaris finally gets her "OS-tan" courtesy of net artist "Arne". http://www.wakachan.org/os/src/1139373730437.jpg Perhaps the Open Solaris community would like to co-opt Solaris-tan as mascot in new blue and orange duds?

Posted by hk0 on February 07, 2006 at 01:32 PM PST #

Hi, What application do you use to create the toons?

Posted by Anil on June 24, 2007 at 06:17 PM PDT #

I liked the Pool, the polar bear.

Posted by Silveira Neto on November 03, 2008 at 10:55 PM PST #

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