The Linux Foundation Announces 20th Anniversary of Linux T-shirt Design Contest

Community vote will determine best design to mark this year’s important milestone; design to be featured as official LinuxCon event T-shirt and in Linux.com Store

SAN FRANCISCO, April 26, 2011 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the 20th Anniversary of Linux T-shirt Design Contest.

This year’s contest will help celebrate 20 years of Linux by seeking the best community-produced T-shirt design that represents Linux today or its impact on computing, business and/or culture over the last two decades.

The winner of this year’s community contest will receive the special recognition as the creator of the 20th Anniversary of Linux T-shirt design, which will appear as the official LinuxCon T-shirt and in the Linux.com Store as the official 20th Anniversary of Linux T-shirt. The winner will also be awarded with travel to Vancouver, B.C. to attend LinuxCon and the LinuxCon Gala August 17-19, 2011.

Specific guidelines, including file format requirements and submission instructions, can be reviewed at: http://www.linux.com/tshirt-design-contest.
Design submissions are due by Monday, May 30, 2011 at 11:55 p.m. PT.

This is the second year in a row that The Linux Foundation has hosted its community design contest. The contest debuted in 2010 with the launch of the Linux.com Merchandise Store. More than 100 submissions were received and the winning design has become one of the most popular items in the Linux.com Store. All revenue resulting from the sale of items in the Linux.com store goes directly to programs that promote, protect and advance the free platform, providing the opportunity for anyone to contribute to the success of Linux.

“At The Linux Foundation we understand that creativity and innovation are achieved through community and collaboration. Our T-shirt Design Contest is another example of those principles in action,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs at The Linux Foundation. “We know that the best ideas come from the community and can’t wait to see what’s in store for marking the 20th anniversary of Linux.”

The Linux Foundation recently produced and released a special video commemorating the 20th Anniversary, “The Story of Linux.” To read about other activities planned for this important year, please visit The Linux Foundation’s 20th Anniversary of Linux website.

    About the Linux.com Store

The Linux.com Store is an online storefront where the Linux community and general public can purchase items displaying exclusive and unique designs that represent Linux. The images on the T-shirts, mugs, hats, stickers and other items, some of which are designed by community members, invoke feelings of geek pride, freedom, fun, eccentricity, and originality. All profit generated from the Linux.com Store goes directly towards the Linux Foundation activities, events and strategic initiatives. For more information, please visit http://store.linux.com.

    About LinuxCon

LinuxCon, which has sold out every year since its debut, is the world’s leading conference addressing all matters Linux for the global business and technical communities. The LinuxCon schedule includes in-depth technical content for developers and operations personnel, as well as business and legal insight from the industry’s leaders. The networking, problem-solving and deal-making opportunities at LinuxCon are unmatched for those involved in enterprise, desktop or mobile Linux. For more information, please visit the LinuxCon website.

    About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source development community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Linux conferences, including LinuxCon, and generating original Linux research and content that advances the understanding of the Linux platform. Its web properties, including Linux.com, reach approximately two million people per month. The organization also provides extensive Linux training opportunities that feature the Linux kernel community’s leading experts as instructors. Follow The Linux Foundation on Twitter.

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