I think the beard is really cool !
It looks funny and not so serious-shiny-and-polished-like-a-car-advertisment , and I think this is particularly important these days.
Maybe he needs a gf with pink pointy hair so everyone is happy ?
Sorry, but I can’t look at the icon. I love Stallman for all he stands for. But the way he wears facial hair has nothing to do with that. You want to avoid modern chic? This is a really cool idea. But I’m afraid it does not make icon creation easier, but more difficult. Maybe better settle for less and have something that is nice to look at?
These are very nice! Have you specified any sort of license for them, williamtheaker?
I think a female F-Droid mascot would be a great idea. The icons right now are kind of gender-ambiguous, which means that they’re seen as male. I’m not sure how to make them seem feminine except by making them pink or magenta, though, which (while I love magenta) is horribly stereotypical.