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“Who’s The Next Open Source Idol?”

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GroundWork Open Source is sponsoring a competition amongst four popular open source mascots: “Tux” the Linux kernel penguin, “Beastie” the BSD daemon, Mozilla’s Firefox, and “The Gnu” GNU.

The purpose of the competition is to drum up excitement around famous, non-commercial open source icons and to determine which is the favorite in the minds of today’s most dedicated open source fans.

The competition will begin at 7:00 AM EDT on Tuesday, August 5 and will end at 11:59 PM PDT on Thursday, August 7.

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Watch footage from "Who's The Next Open Source Idol?"

You can watch footage of people dancing on the floor today at LinuxWorld and voting for "Who's The Next Open Source Idol?" at

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