Why does CloudStack need a mascot?
Mascots are a great way to provide a sense of unity and pride amongst a group aligned around a common cause. Many colleges and sporting teams around the world have long rallied around the identity of their mascot. In recent years, that mascot tradition has been extended to another passionate, loyal group – open source developers! You may recognize Tux, the Linux Penguin, and Hadoop, the Big Data Elephant. This competition will select a mascot for the Apache CloudStack community to rally behind for years to come, building excitement and loyalty for its members!
CloudStack mascot showdown
Now, the Apache CloudStack community is looking to establish its own mascot identity. Today we launched a website introducing the eight finalists in the mascot competition. Visit www.cloudstackmascot.org to view the finalists and vote for your favorite. Then come back each week to help narrow the field to the ultimate winner. Will it be Cloud Monkey, inspired by the powerful monkey kind who commands and orchestrates clouds in the epic Chinese novel "Journey to the West?" Or perhaps the champion will be Cloud Girl, inspired by the colorful world of Japanese Manga animation bringing an elegance and style that makes it easy to create amazing new clouds.
The winning Apache CloudStack mascot will be unveiled at the upcoming OSCON (Open Source Convention) event in Portland, Oregon the week of July 16.