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07 April 2011, 11:42

Linux Foundation announces 20 years of Linux video contest

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Linux Foundation Logo At this year's Collaboration Summit, currently taking place in San Francisco, the Linux Foundation has announced the launch of a new video contest to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Linux operating system.

According to the Foundation, user-generated video submissions should "celebrate Linux while demonstrating the impact of the operating system on computing, business and/or culture over the last 20 years and today". Discussing the video contest, Linux Foundation VP of marketing and developer programs, Amanda McPherson, said, "The story of Linux has many chapters and there are literally no limits on how the operating system will innovate in the future. We’re looking forward to seeing how people choose to illustrate the impact Linux is having on computing and our society," adding that, "This year’s winning video will help mark the 20th anniversary of Linux".

This is the third year that the Linux Foundation has hosted the video contest, which is an evolution of the "We're Linux" video competition. Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, will choose the winner among the community favourites; this is the first time that he has judged the entries. For the first two contests, judging panels were used to review submissions and select the winner.

The winner will be announced at LinuxCon North America 2011 taking place from 17 to 19 August 2011 at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver, Canada. The winner will receive free air fare, registration and hotel expenses to attend one of the following events of their choice: LinuxCon North America, LinuxCon Europe, SXSW 2012 or the LA Film Festival.

Details about the contest, including rules and guidance on video submissions, can be found on the 2011 Video Contest: Celebrating 20 Years of Linux web page. Submissions are open until Saturday, 2 July 2011.

More information on this year's 20th Anniversary of Linux celebrations can be found on Linux Foundation's Celebrate web site. A video commemorating 20 Years of the Linux operating system, entitled “The Story of Linux”, is available on YouTube.

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The Linux Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the task of promoting the growth of Linux. Torvalds, who first released Linux to the public in August of 1991, is a Fellow at The Linux Foundation and is himself sponsored by the foundation.

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