Welcome to the free-penguin project page. This project provides 'executables' that enable you to make your own soft-toy Linux® penguin. To put it straight: You can find sewing patterns and a community to sew your own soft toy or stuffed Linux® Tux penguin here. To help Google finding this, once again: You can find sewing patterns and community to sew your own soft toy or stuffed Linux® Tux penguin here. All downloads come under GPL (GNU General Public License).
The starting point of this project was the question: "Why is it that on the one hand in the Linux® world all code of software is freely available and on the other hand the code to compile a soft toy penguin is still not open source?" This project will try to publish code that will enable people to sew soft toy penguins themselves provided they meet certain hardware requirements.
first research efforts have shown that at least a needle, a long thread, black and white plushy fabric as well as yellow textile are necessary. Other assets that might be needful are thimbles, more thread and scissors. Warning: Before you start, make sure that you know what you are doing. Doing things on a trial-and-error basis in the fields we are dealing with here can do a lot of harm.
You'd like to link this page or you'd like to show 'awareness' in general? Go ahead, show a free-penguin.org button on your pages! Just integrate the following code to your side and choose the filename of the button you like the most.The old school downloading way could be used as well, of course.
<a href="http://www.free-penguin.org/" > <img src="http://www.free-penguin.org/images/buttons/FilenameOfButton" alt="Homepage of free-penguin.org" border="0" title="go to free-penguin.org ... sew your own" /> </a>
To stay informed about current developments concerning plush penguins we set up a Google Group. We chose a Google group, because our computing assets are quite limited. Google seemed to be a good group host, because it provides archives and easy to use email functionality without asking too much of the customers personal details. To join the list enter your email and hit 'subscribe':
You might want to put the money where the mouth is and actually make a soft toy penguin from the patterns provided.
You might want to implement Tux'es in different fabrics. In clay maybe... or even in R2 rather than R3 as a picture.
It becomes more and more important to improve the actual documentation files. There should be a detailed 'HowTo' to enable sewers to actually sew the soft toy or stuffed Tux penguing.
Now, what's left? Some Mug-T-Shirt-Cap-Ballpen merchandising kind of thing. Ok, let's start with a few wallpapers for your screen. See the links below.
Copyrights: Linux® is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds
Tux might be a Wordmark as well. There is no secure information about persons or organisations claiming it.
The Tux design is copyright of Larry Ewing
The patterns itself are influenced by several implementations of the soft toy tux. The soft toy Tux we took as graphic example is a Steiner Tux.
Commercial Limits: In some countries soft toy tuxes are protected by patent law. You may not be allowed to import them or make them commercially. If You intend to use the patterns provided here for commercial purposes, make sure you operate on sound legal foundings. We are not responsible for copyright infringements that occure from actually making soft toy Tuxes, since we cannot deal with all possible realizations of copyright law all over the world. Please figure that out yourself.
About this Service: This website is not providing any service, not via the web nor anyhow differently. This is not a commercial web service. People behind it do not require payments from anybody visiting or benefiting from this site. People are invited to learn from this site and maybe contribute to the project. The authors are not obliged to publish contributions nor are they obliged to pay for any tangible or not tangible contribution.
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