Linux Foundation’s “We’re Linux” Contest Enters Final Week

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Linux Foundation’s “We’re Linux” Contest Enters Final Week

With more than 35 videos submitted so far, the competition heats up as March 15 deadline draws near

SAN FRANCISCO, March 9, 2009 – The Linux Foundation’s user-generated “We’re Linux” video contest enters its final week today. Final submissions for the contest that began in January are due this Sunday, March 15 at midnight ET. Contest winner(s) will be revealed at the Linux Foundation’s Collaboration Summit on April 8, 2009, in San Francisco.

More than 35 videos have been submitted so far for the contest that seeks to find the best user-generated videos that demonstrate what Linux means to those who use it and inspire others to try it. The winner of the contest will receive a free trip to Tokyo, Japan to participate in the Linux Foundation Japan Linux Symposium in October 2009.

Videos are being ranked by the community with final decisions being made by a panel of judges that includes, Matt Asay, CNET blogger and executive at Alfresco, Inc.; Larry Augustin, venture capitalist and former chairman of VA Software, and Linux Foundation board member; Jono Bacon, Ubuntu community manager; Joe Brockmeier, openSUSE community manager; Melinda Mettler, director, School of Advertising at the Academy of Art University; and Tim O’Reilly, founder and CEO, O’Reilly Media, Inc.

To subscribe to the Linux Foundation’s video forum feeds, please visit: http://video.linuxfoundation.org/rss.xml.

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