For the community, by the community, Linux.com strives to be the central source for Linux information, software, documentation, and solutions for the Linux operating system. The new Linux.com will connect Linux users and developers, and by showcasing your skills through our guru listing, will connect you to jobs and collaboration opportunities.
The top 50 annual Linux gurus on Linux.com will be included in an annual report from the Linux Foundation. The top five contributors to Linux.com annually will receive invitations to the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit and have a seat at the annual Linux.com planning meeting as community representatives. The top Linux.com user will be recognized each year as the “Ultimate Linux Guru” and be given a fully loaded “dream” Linux notebook as recognition of his or her guru status.
How Do You Become a Linux Guru?
To get started, click Login to use or Register to get your free Linux.com account. You will land on your Profile page in the Community section, where you can start your participation.
- Write an article or tutorial that gets published on Linux.com
- Click My Blog Dashboard to begin the process of creating your own blog
- Invite some friends to Linux.com
- Add an application to your Profile, like Twitter
- Create a group for your local LUG or developer group and invite friends to stay informed with local events
- Add an Event to the Linux.com Calendar. No event is too big or small.
Socializing with other Linux users on Linux.com is very worthwhile, but it's not the only opportunity to participate in the community. You can contribute your own content to Linux.com, too.
Here are the other ways you can contribute:
- Post a comment in our Forums
- Comment on a story in our News section
- Ask a question or give a solution in Answers
- Add a listing or a product review in our Directory
- Create your own article or tutorial
Become a Linux Guru, Win Prizes, Gain Standing in the Community
If you participate in the site's community by providing content, you will gain guru points that will showcase your skills. Here is the current list of assigned point values:
Publish an Article: 5 pts
Publish a Blog: 3 pts
Ask a Question: 3 pts
Answer a Question: 5 pts
Add an Item to the Directory: 3 pts
Review an Item in the Directory: 2 pts
Invite Friends: 5 pts
Approve Friend Request: 1 pt
Add New Photo Album: 1 pt
Post Wall: 1 pt
Profile Update: 1 pt
The top five Linux gurus and ultimate Linux guru will be determined by guru points total on Feb 15 every year.
LF employees and contractors are not eligible. Travel fees to the conference are not included but winners can apply to the Linux Foundation travel fund.