I have already received some great entries for the Mascot contest and thougth I would share some of the ideas to try and spark some more submissions from the community. Remember, the winner will receive a $100 based on the final community vote.
- Panda in the lotus position with a transparent projection hovering above your head
- A Bonsai tree
- Penguin as a Buddhist monk
- Xyphophore (fish)
As a reference point, here is a page of existing open source project mascots to give you more examples of what other communities have done. More on the contest here.