Linux Foundation: Five Reasons to Take Part in Our Video Contest
Article by George Norman
On 24 Jun 2011
The Linux Foundation, the non-profit organization dedicated to the growth of the open-source operating system, is running a video contest in honor of the 20th anniversary of Linux. The Linux kernel, as you may remember, was released to the public back in 1991. In honor of this joyous occasion The Linux Foundation is running a video contest that asks fans to come up with and submit a 1-minute long video that demonstrates the impact Linux had on computing, business and/or culture over the past 20 years.

The news isn’t that The Linux Foundation is running the video contest. The news is that the Linux Foundation announced the top 5 reasons why you should take part in this contest. Here are the reasons The Linux Foundation made public:

5 – Inspire others

Director of Communications & Community at The Linux Foundation, Jennifer Cloer, explains:
“Linux invokes passionate emotion from the people who use it and who are involved in its development. Linux is the largest collaborative development project in the history of computing. It set the expectation that software, hardware and much more could be built collectively. Your video could plant the seed for the next inspiration to come from Linux.

4 – Uncover a new career path

This may be the chance you need to prove that you’ve got filmmaking skills. Even if you’ve never done anything more complicated than some amateur vacation videos, you could come up with a nice video and draw some attention on yourself. You may get noticed and you never know where it could lead.

3 – You will make history

If your video wins this competition, it will be the video that celebrates the 20th anniversary of Linux, the 20th anniversary of Linux video. It will be posted on the Linux.com website, on The Linux Foundation’s YouTube channel, and it will be promoted by many others on The Linux Foundation's social channels.

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2 – Win a great prize
The winner of the competition will get to attend one of the following: LA Film Festival (Los Angeles), SXSW (Austin, Texas), LinuxCon North America (Vancouver, B.C.) or LinuxCon Europe (Prague). The Linux Foundation will take care of everything; all you have to do is decide which event you want to attend.

1 – Linus will pick the winner
The man himself, Linus Torvalds will choose the winner of the competition.
“No one has a better sense of humor, or competitive streak, than Linus. Winning this year's contest will get you some real community cred. Don't be intimidated. No flames,” added Jennifer Cloer.

If you would like to learn more about this video contest, you can do so by clicking here or here. You have until the 2nd of July to submit your video.



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