Linux Foundation's t-shirt competition

Linux is twenty years old and you can help decide on its official t-shirt.

Normally, I look at serious subjects, but what the heck, Linux is turning 20 this year--although as its creator Linus Torvalds is the first to say deciding exactly when Linux turns 20 is a matter of debate--so why not tell you about the Linux Foundation's "20th anniversary of Linux" t-shirt contest.

Gallery: Linux designs for t-shirt contest

The Linux Foundation has narrowed it down to six finalists. The lovely Jennifer Cloer, the Linux Foundation's director of communication and community, explains, "Voting will be open for two weeks: today, June 8, 2011, through midnight PT on June 22, 2011. The winner will be announced shortly thereafter. The winning design will be used as the basis for this year's LinuxCon attendee T-shirt and will be available on T-shirts for purchase at the Store later this summer."

LinuxCon, by the by, will be in Vancouver, Canada from August 17th to 19th. There will be a lot of Linux luminaries there, including some guy who looks a lot like me. And, if you vote on the winning design, you can see the vast majority of us wearing the design you helped pick! Who could say no to a deal like that!?

So, go forth, and vote-but no more often than once a day-for your favorite design and I hope to see you in Vancouver. For more 20th anniversary of Linux goodness see the Linux birthday site (

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