Sunday, March 21, 2010

Linux Geeks Get Their Very Own Store

Earlier this month The Linux Foundation, a non-profit organization well know for their supports in the efforts in accelerating the growth of Linux, announced the launch of The new site is a Linux themed merchandise store where people can purchase a newly launched line of original T-shirts, hats, mugs and other items that reflect “geek culture.”

The Linux Store has been open for a few weeks now and features tons of great geek items. You can check them all out at

In addition to the new Linux store The Linux Foundation has also launched a desing contest for your would be graphic artists and designers. The T-shirt Design Contest is calling for your best designs themed around the Linux and or Geek culture. 

Design submissions are due by April 11, 2010. The top five designs will be available for community vote at through June 6, 2010. The winning design will be included on T-shirts available for purchase in the Store and the designer will be awarded with travel to Boston, Mass., to attend LinuxCon ( in August.

All revenue generated from the Store will go directly towards Linux Foundation activities, events and strategic initiatives. The Linux Foundation uses funds from a variety of revenue streams to support the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and to sustain important services such as technical events; travel grants for open source community members; a vendor-neutral forum for projects such as MeeGo; and free training resources direct from the kernel community; among others.

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