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[News] Linux is Well Over 15, Linux Videos Contest in Progress

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It's *Not* The 15th Birthday of Linux – and Why That Matters

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| Last week, I wondered whether I'd gone back in time. Everywhere I went 
| online – on news sites, blogs and Twitter – people were celebrating the 15th 
| birthday of Linux, it seemed. “How is this possible?” I asked myself. “Since 
| Linux was started in 1991, that must mean we are in 2006: have I fallen 
| through a wormhole into the past?”    
| [...]
| Marking anniversaries of nominal “major” releases for Linux or any other 
| project is harmless enough, but tends to obscure one of the key differences 
| between free software and traditional projects. What we should really be 
| celebrating is the extraordinary power of serendipity that this kind of free 
| creation allows – something that does not happen by numbers.    


The "We're Linux" Video Contest

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| If you've been alive and aware of mass media over the last twelve months, 
| you've probably seen television commercials from Apple and Microsoft touting 
| their operating system. From Apple's ubiquitous "I'm a Mac" to Jerry Seinfeld 
| to Microsoft's "I'm a PC" retort, operating system commercials have been 
| flooding the airways. Except one OS has been notably absent – Linux.    
| While the Linux Foundation would love to spend millions promoting Linux on 
| TV, it's simply not our style (or in our budget). Even more importantly, 
| Linux isn't a top-down, commercially controlled operating system. It's a 
| grassroots product of mass collaboration. That's why we're sponsoring a 
| community contest to create a Linux video that showcases just what Linux 
| means to those who use it, and hopefully inspires many to try it.     



Linux gains social networking hub

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| The Linux Foundation has taken over hosting and content for the linux.com
| domain from SourceForge Inc with the aim of producing a dynamic web 2.0 site
| that is high on collaboration and utility. Potential ideas touted so far
| include a Linux AppStore, Digg-like news aggregation and location-based
| support.


Linux.com to Bring “Social Web” To Linux Geeks?

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| If you care about Linux in anyway, you probably heard that The Linux
| Foundation has bought Linux.com from Sourceforge. The domain is in the
| forefront in representing Linux and it’s community, and The Linux Foundation
| has promised us to bring newer and fresher ideas to a domain that is used to
| give us Linux related articles only.


The seven best Linux Foundation contest videos

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| The winning designer will get a free trip to Tokyo, Japan to participate in
| the Linux Foundation Japan Linux Symposium in October 2009. The Linux
| Foundation doesn't have the money for a major, or for that matter even a
| minor, television advertising campaign. But, at the very least, the winning
| ad will get some news and online exposure for both the winner and Linux.


Linux Foundation has bought Linux.com

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| The Linux Foundation has long wanted the Linux.com domain name for obvious
| reasons. For a long time SourceForge, formerly VA Linux Systems, kept the
| site, but the company has now sold Linux.com to the Foundation.
| Sources close to the deal say that the deal was made because, -- an all too
| familiar story these days -- the company needed the money. SourceForge, had,
| in addition to its well-known open-source eponymous code Web site, been in
| the media business. In December 2008, however, the company laid off the bulk
| of its NewsForge editorial staff. NewsForge was hosted at Linux.com. The
| Linux.com site then became something of a placeholder site, which held only a
| discussion forum.


Linux Foundation to Build New Linux.com Community


"We're Linux" - Linux Foundation video contest

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| The Linux Foundation has formally announced the kick off for its "We're
| Linux" video contest, which will be comprised of user-generated video entries
| to promote and "elevate the strengths of Linux." The Linux Foundation is
| hoping that this campaign will help to demonstrate what Linux means to its
| users and that it will inspire others to try it.

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