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From Chip Childers <chip.child...@sungard.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Adopt the Monkey?
Date Fri, 26 Oct 2012 14:58:18 GMT
On Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 10:55 AM, Joe Brockmeier <jzb@zonker.net> wrote:
> Howdy all,
>
> So - this is a discussion that we need to have, but I've been holding
> off on starting because it seemed fairly trivial in the face of all the
> work going on towards 4.0.0-incubating.
>
> We seem to be at a good place with regards to 4.0.0-incubating, so while
> we're waiting for a few more votes - let's discuss.
>
> Earlier this year, Citrix held a mascot contest:
> http://www.cloudstackmascot.org/
>
> The winner is the "Monkey King" inspired by the Chinese novel/story
> "Journey to the West". You can see it at the mascot site.
>
> The question is, do we actually want to adopt this for the Apache
> project?

+1 - Monkeys are always the right way to go.

For the record, this is the specific image in question:
http://www.cloudstackmascot.org/images4/cloud_monkey_winner.png

> If the answer is "yes," the next step is to actually do the
> legwork/legal work to make sure that it'd be suitable for us to use. If
> anyone knows of any conflicting trademarks or whatnot, that could make
> the decision for us - but otherwise, I'd suggest we discuss the first
> question and then take on the legal question.
>
> Thoughts, comments, flames?
>
> (The kitten riding the unicorn over a rainbow will, of course, remain an
> unofficial mascot. http://dissociatedpress.net/uploads/)
> --
> Joe Brockmeier
> jzb@zonker.net
> Twitter: @jzb
> http://www.dissociatedpress.net/
>

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