We're excited to be hosting LinuxCon Japan next week, June 1-3, in Yokohama. Bringing together the Linux community in Japan and supporting the country after its devastating tsunami is very important to us. Linus Torvalds will be there next week, as will a variety of Linux community leaders and contributors.
We recently announced a couple of programs we hoped could contribute to relief efforts in the country and give everyone in the Linux community a chance to support, one of which concludes this Tuesday. All new Linux Foundation individual membership dues we receive through end of the day May 31, 2011 will go to the U.S Fund for UNICEF Children of Japan. You can sign up to become a member and support this cause at The Linux Foundation membership page.
We have also designed an exclusive T-shirt to be available in the Linux.com Store. All revenue generated from sales of this Japan-specific T-shirt throughout this year will be donated to the same fund. We'll announce here on Linux.com when that T-shirt is available to purchase.
Lastly, we're considering running a regular comic strip on Linux.com but want your thoughts. So, here is one we thought was fun and that helps us prepare to kick-off LinuxCon Japan next week!