jastrachan | 17 Dec 18:50 2004

Re: Congratulations & Beany

On 17 Dec 2004, at 17:43, Dierk Koenig wrote:
> Congratulation to the new release!


> Concerning mascot/icon I would like to add that the current groovy
> icon is offending (at least a tiny little bit) in Germany. It is very
> close to the RAF icon http://www.rafinfo.de/ which was a group of
> terrorists in the 70's.

Crikey I never knew that - apologies. Though its pretty different 
though - or do all German's associate a star with text on it with 

> The mascot should reflect, what is special in Groovy:
> - integration with Java
> - smaller in appearance
> - more expressive

Agreed - I think a mascot's a great idea.

> So we could have a brother of the Java Duke
> http://java.sun.com/features/1999/05/duke.html but
> leaner and with eyes (instead of the oversized red nose).


I wonder if we could clone Duke and put big flares on him & shades & an