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Announcing the Finalists in Our 2012 T-shirt Design Contest

Congratulations to the five finalists in The Linux Foundation's 2012 "Inspired by Linux" T-shirt Design Contest! This year we received just shy of 90 contest entries and competition for the finalists was tough. A special thanks to the entrants who submitted their artwork for consideration. Your creativity and enthusiasm for Linux are an inspiration to us all.

It's now time for the community to vote on its favorite design. Check out the designs, below, then head to our voting gallery for more information on the artists and to choose your favorite.  

This year we’ve taken additional steps to ensure a fair voting process. Voters must be registered members of Linux.com and must be logged in to vote. Only one vote per person is allowed.

Two winners will be chosen. The design that receives the most votes from the community will receive first place and will be reimbursed $2,000 to be applied toward airfare, hotel and admissions to their choice of LinuxCon North America in San Diego, CA on Aug. 26 - 29, 2012, or LinuxCon Europe in Barcelona, Spain Nov. 5-7, 2012. Second place will be reimbursed $1,000 toward LinuxCon North America or LinuxCon Europe in 2012.

Winners will be announced on or around July 17, 2012. And the top two designs will be printed on T-shirts and made available for purchase in the Linux.com store. Proceeds from the sale will help support Linux and The Linux Foundation.

Power to the Penguins
TshirtDesignFinalist1

 

Together Up

 Together Up

 

Inspired by Linux Arrow

 Arrow

 

Freedom Lifts Us Up

Freedom Lifts

 

Tux Mosaic

 Tux Mosaic

 

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2012 Linux Foundation T-shirt Design Contest Finalists

Congratulations to the five finalists in this year's "Inspired by LInux" T-shirt Design Contest! We received dozens of creative and inspiring entries, so many thanks to those who entered their artwork for consideration.  

Now it's time for the community to pick its favorite design. In order to vote, you must be registered and logged in to Linux.com. Only one vote per person is allowed. Voting ends at 11:55 p.m. PST on July 3 and a winner will be annouced on or about July 17. Read about the designers and their designs, below, then visit the voting gallery for a full view of the final designs and to cast your vote.

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The design that receives the most votes will take first place, while the runner up will take second.  The first place winner will receive $2,000 to be applied toward airfare, hotel and admission to their choice of LinuxCon North America in San Diego, CA on Aug. 26 - 29, 2012, or LinuxCon Europe in Barcelona, Spain Nov. 5-7, 2012. Second place will receive $1,000 toward LinuxCon North America or LinuxCon Europe in 2012.

The Finalists:

Carmen Andoh

Carmen Andoh, contest finalist

 

Tux Mosaic

 

Hometown: Delhi, New York, USA

Design: Tux Mosaic

Description: "Linux is massive collaboration for the greater good. Mosaic of Tux made with  Distro Logos."  

 

 

 

Sabrina Aqil

Sabrina Aqil, contest finalist

 

Freedom LiftsDesign: Freedom Lifts Us Up 
Hometown: Cascina, Italy

Description : "The design highlights the benefits coming off the freedom that Linux brings to us, opposite to the obstacles put by closed software and patents that slow down our progress towards a better society."

 

 

 

Brian Beck

Brian Beck, contest finalist

 

Linux ArrowDesign: Inspired by Linux Arrow 
Hometown: San Angelo, Texas, USA

Description : "From afar, the viewer sees an arrow pointing up at the person wearing the shirt, showing “ 'This person' is Inspired by Linux” …. upon closer inspection of the shirt, it shows....”Because Why!”

 

 

 

Ieva Griskaite

Leva Griskaite, contest finalist
 
 
 Together Up
Design: Together Up
Hometown: Vilnius, Lithuania 
 
Description: This design is about friendship, community, team work, sunshine and going up - reaching the top. It could be named "Together UP!" or "UP Together!".
 
 
 

Arkady Zaifman

Arkady Zaifman, contest finalist

 

 

Power to PenguinsDesign: Power to the Penguins
Hometown: Tel Aviv, Israel


Description : "For me Linux is all about the freedom to create, well anything, and with the power of its community we are free today to create amazing things and cause its open source those things happen in speed unheard of before... FREEDOM ;D "

 

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Open Cloud Roundup: Top Stories this Week

Microsoft, Red Hat, HP and Oracle all had big cloud announcements this week that highlight the growing trend toward enterprise cloud computing. Companies are shopping for hybrid clouds of public and private platforms and don't want to be caged into services from one specific vendor, creating a good market for open source cloud solutions.

Open Cloud RoundupMicrosoft to Run Linux on Azure, PCWorld
Microsoft’s latest moves to provide support for Linux on Azure has created an open platform for cloud development.

Red Hat Intros CloudForms Hybrid Management Platform, ZDNet
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HP Aims for Cloud Convergence, ServerWatch
HP, which has built its own cloud on OpenStack, is moving to a hybrid cloud service approach with CloudSystem. It joined Oracle this week in announcing a comprehensive cloud strategy.

Intel Says Open Source Fundamental to its Cloud Growth, TechEye
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One year later, a team of developers has returned to LinuxCon in Yokohama this week to announce OpenRelief, a new project aimed at building a low-cost, remote-controlled robotic plane to report damage in hard-to-reach, disaster stricken areas.

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