Linux News: T-Shirt Design Contest, Elyssa LTS End of Life
Article by George Norman
On 26 Apr 2011
Lets kick off the news with something interesting from the Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux. As you may already know, this year Linux is celebrating its 20th anniversary and we’ve previously reported that the Linux Foundation launched a video contest that invites all Linux fans to come up with a 1-minute long video that showcases the impact Linux had on computing, business and/or culture over the past 20 years. The winner of this video contest will win airfare, registration and hotel expenses to attend LinuxCon North America, LinuxCon Europe, SXSW 2012 or the LA Film Festival.

Now we have to report that the Linux Foundation is running another interesting competition, also in honor of Linux’s 20th anniversary – the Linux T-shirt Design Contest. As part of this contest the Linux Foundation is asking the community to come up with a t-shirt that represents Linux today or Linux’s impact on computing, business and/or culture for the past 20 years. The winning design will be used as the official LinuxCon t-shirt and the official 20th Anniversary of Linux t-shirt. The designer of the winning design will get recognition and will get to attend LinuxCon and the LinuxCon Gala in Vancouver this August.

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“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.”

All designs must be submitted by May 30th, 15:55PM P.T. Additional information on this contest is available here.
More information on how the Linux Foundation is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Linux is available here.

Moving on to the bad news, Linux Mint 5 LTS Elyssa, which was based on Ubuntu 8.04, has reached end of life. Lead Linux Mint Developer Clem Lefebvre announced that repositories will remain open, but no more updates or security fixes will be released. Users are advised to migrate to Linux Mint 9 LTS Isadora which is based on Ubuntu 10.04 and will be supported until April 2013.



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