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Tux Takes His Place on Chastain Motorsports Indy Car

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Tux, the cherubic penguin mascot of the Linux computer operating system has just taken up residence on the front nose of the Chastain Motorsports Panoz / Honda Indy car. Driver, Stephan Gregoire, and team owner, Tom Chastain, applied the ceremonial first decal yesterday to the distinctive two-tone blue, 225 mph Indy racer that Gregoire will pilot for this year’s 91st running of the famed Indianapolis 500 mile race on May 27, 2007.

Gregoire and Chastain were at Rahal Letterman Racing in suburban Columbus, OH to observe final preparations of both the team’s primary and backup cars prior to bringing them back to Indianapolis where the team will base its Indy 500 operations. The presence of Tux on the car is symbolic of the innovative sponsorship program in which the team is participating. Tux and the Linux identification will grow on the car in proportion to the funding raised by the massive global community of Linux programmers, marketers, stakeholders and even public donors. If the $350,000 funding goal for the program is reached, Linux will earn the primary sponsorship position in the program and the car’s coveted side pod decal space.

“Tux will be going for the ride of his life next month at the Speedway, I can guarantee you that!”, said an enthusiastic Chastain.

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Uh oh...

Who's gonna break the news to Penguin Pete?

Well...

I already tried to...he doesn't listen to me...so I tried to state facts and he ignored them. Then when he couldn't find anything wrong with it...he made up lies. I assume he'll do the same again Smile

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Tux500 Exactly the Marketing Linux Needs

The Linux mascot, Tux, is about to introduce himself to the masses—by driving really, really fast. Tux500.com, a Linux marketing site, is working to raise $350,000 to take primary sponsorship of Stephan Gregoire's car in the Indianapolis 500 race on May 27. So far, only about $6000 has been raised, solely through donations from users in the Linux community.

Though the $350,000 mark may be difficult to attain, Tux has already made it into the Indy500. The ceremonial first decal was applied today outside of Columbus, Ohio. For now, only Tux will appear on the nose of his car, but as donations continue to come in, he and other Linux promotions will make their way onto other parts of the car.

This campaign is perfect for maintaining the spirit of open-source.

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