While the Linux Foundation would love to spend millions promoting Linux on TV, it’s simply not our style (or in our budget). Even more importantly, Linux isn’t a top-down, commercially controlled operating system. It’s a grassroots product of mass collaboration. That’s why we’re sponsoring a community contest to create a Linux video that showcases just what Linux means to those who use it, and hopefully inspires many to try it.
Certainly this is a good idea for Linux and one that could unleash a torrent of creativity. Creating a copycat I’m a Linux campaign is both good and bad – bad in that it’s a copy (as opposed to being unique), good in that it’s a copy of a campaign that’s well known.