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“Who’s The Next Open Source Idol?” to Take Place at LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco

2008-08-05 06:01:00

“Who’s The Next Open Source Idol?” to Take Place at LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco

In-Person and Online Votes Taken Over Three Days Will Determine Winner


Core News Facts

  • GroundWork Open Source is sponsoring a competition amongst four

    popular open source mascots: Tux

    the Linux kernel penguin, Beastie

    the BSD daemon, Mozillas Firefox, and The

    Gnu GNU.

  • The purpose of the competition is to drum up excitement around famous,

    non-commercial open source icons and to determine which is the

    favorite in the minds of todays most

    dedicated open source fans.

  • GroundWork will be videotaping LinuxWorld Conference and Expo

    interviews with attendees on the show floor and asking them to

    audition on behalf of their chosen open source mascot.

  • The competition will begin at 7:00 AM EDT on Tuesday, August 5.

  • The competition will end at 11:59 PM PDT on Thursday, August 7.

  • GroundWork is inviting all open source fans to vote at Booth #501

    during the conference or online at:

  • The winner of

    the competition will be announced Tuesday, August 12 at 7:00 AM EDT.

Multimedia Elements


The Next Open Source Idol? trailer video

with the four contestants in costume

Watch the video on YouTube:

Watch the video on Google Video:

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About Groundwork

San Francisco-based GroundWork Open Source, Inc. (

is the market leader in commercial open source network and systems

management software, delivering enterprise-class network, system and

application management solutions at a fraction of the cost of

proprietary solutions.

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