Linux is literally everywhere, powering everything from the New York Stock Exchange to mobile phones to supercomputers and consumer electronics. More people have a stake in this shared resource than ever before, and that is represented by the number of people we're seeing at our events and Linux training courses to the support we receive in new memberships. It's also represented in our social channels.
Each of the social channels we host - from Google+ and YouTube to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Identi.ca - is unique. The way people collaborate and share information on each of these channels is diverse but the common denominator is the passionate engagement and active participation, which is illustrative of a growing community that supports the largest collaborative project in the history of computing.
The Linux Foundation Facebook community is about to welcome its 100,000th fan, and we invite you to join us in celebrating this milestone by sharing on our page why you support Linux. As we hit 100,000 on the Facebook fan dial (we're now at 96,645), we'll reward one of our most loyal fans with a $100 Linux.com Store Gift Card and a free ticket to LinuxCon North America or LinuxCon Europe. The winner will be chosen at random from a list of people who comment most frequently on our posts; more comments = a better chance to win. The winner will be contacted after we together reach the 100,000 milestone.
So please keep sharing your enthusiasm/energy/knowledge about Linux and help us celebrate this growing community.