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Free Software Magazine: OpenPuppets

Sep 15, 2005, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bernardo González Reinfeld)

"In summer 2004, OrganicaDTM's design team discussed a project in a typical production meeting when suddenly a new idea arose. Somebody said that as we used free software daily in our business, we should be involved in a deeper way with free software community and should find a way thank their members for their efforts. We all looked at each other, knowing that that person was right. But how? We had helped in some free software projects in the past with translations and programming of add-ons (Postnuke, Xaraya, Gnome, etc.), but we were designers and we wanted to help with something related to our field.

"A few weeks later, our creative team had an idea: we could create a new virtual world, where the mascots of the Free Software/Open Source projects were the main characters. We worked on the personalization of a central group of mascots--Tux for Linux, Gnu for GNU, Wilber for Gimp, etc.--giving them a new appearance..."

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