Marmot ’08

So, there’s a thread on the Debian mailing lists on a mascot for the project. Someone jokingly suggested a Marmot.

Marmots typically live in burrows, and hibernate there through the winter. Most marmots are highly social, and use loud whistles to communicate with one another, especially when alarmed.

Now if that’s not a reason why the Marmot shouldn’t be the Debian mascot…

And just look at this froody Marmot. He’s the complete embodiment of all that is free and open.

And here’s yet another blissfully content Marmot, chilling out. These dudes are cool. This post deserves a whole new category. And it’s called…

wait.. for… it…


My vote is for the Marmot.