Do we need / want (or already have) a mascot for OpenPGP?

reynt0 reynt0 at
Mon Jul 8 20:31:10 CEST 2013

On Mon, 8 Jul 2013, Fraser Tweedale wrote:

> How about an armadillo?
> On Sun, Jul 07, 2013 at 11:09:20PM +0200, Randolph D. wrote:
>> 2013/7/7 reynt0 <reynt0 at>:
>>> On 07.07.2013, Hauke Laging wrote:
>>>  . . .
>>>> Linux has its cuddly penguin, BSD its devil, openSUSE the
  . . .
>>>> I guess it would be good to have something like that for
>>>> OpenPGP.  Something that people both like and recognize.
  . . .
>>>> I would prefer something with a strong appearance, a
>>>> smiling rhino or gorilla maybe. :-)
  . . .
>>> A current movie and old TV show in the USA makes me think
>>> of, why not a masked western hero?  (Not a superhero.)  Like
>>> the well-known Lone Ranger, who was on the side of good
>>> against evil, on the side of law without being himself of
>>> the law, etc.  He just liked his privacy and anonymity.
  . . .
>>> On the negative side, I wonder if such an image might be
>>> accused of being too "activist"?  Also, I suppose the image
>>> would have to be carefully done so it did not look like just
>>> some bad guy.  Maybe wear a big white western hat rather
>>> than a black hat?  <|8^)

Armadillo sounds cool, and like something a graphics
artist could do something cool with.

The mask is exactly what masked cowboy
heros wear.  By itself it might have too many

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