The Linux Foundation Wants Your Linux Memorabilia
Article by George Norman
On 08 Jul 2011
Here’s your chance to lend a helping hand to The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux. Vice President of Marketing and Developer Programs with The Linux Foundation, Amanda McPherson, announced that a historical gallery will be featured at LinuxCon, gallery that will celebrate 20 years of Linux (because, as you may already know, 2011 is the year when we celebrate Linux’s 20th anniversary)

Amanda McPherson explained that the gallery is meant to be a “walk down memory lane that should be fun for everyone. So far The Linux Foundation has collected several cool items to showcase in the gallery, like the original books Linus Torvalds used to learn programming, pictures and videos from the history of Linux, CDs and boxes of early Linux distros, and memorabilia from IBM’s Peace/Love/Linux campaign. The Linux Foundation has also set up a timeline of major Linux accomplishments and a video booth where you can leave your story of Linux.


As you can see, The Linux Foundation is pretty well prepared for LinuxCon., but it would still like your help with the gallery. You could donate some nice memorabilia and have it featured in the gallery.

“If you have anything you would like to add to our collection, please email me at amanda (at) linux foundation dot org,” said Amanda McPherson. “This could be Tshirts from the past, signage, etc. Not only will you have the satisfaction and adding to this great collection and celebration of Linux, but I can also give anyone who donates a free pass to LinuxCon and the 20th anniversary formal gala. Both should be wonderful events not to be missed. Please be a part of them and help us build a great gallery!”

LinuxCon 2011 will take place between the 17th and 19th of August in Vancouver. Linus Torvalds will be there and so will several other top figures from the Linux world, like Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst, and Ubuntu’s Technical Architect Allison Randal.

There will be keynotes, and roundtable panels, and numerous conference sessions. There will also be evening events, developer lounges, a technology showcase and much more. Anyone interested in the Linux ecosystem is well advised to attend LinuxCon. The best and brightest that the Linux community has to offer will be in Vancouver this August, and so should you.

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