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As promised yesterday, this is my potential solution to the Linux survival question: A Linux Commercial--created by you--and it's a contest. Sound exciting? You creative types will now have a chance to create your own short film/video/commercial for Linux. Give Linux a face, a voice, a rap, a song, a cool theme--whatever! The sky's the limit and I want to see your best work on this project. Create a short video, upload it to YouTube and let's see what happens.

Here are the rules and guidelines:

Create a new, original video presentation for Linux no longer than 3 minutes total run time (TRT). TRT includes intro, credits, etc.

You may use music, voice over and special effects.

Conform to all state, local, federal and international laws and NO nudity, profanity, harm to animals, etc.

Post that video to youtube.com

Post a link to that video in the Comments section below this post.

The deadline is January 10, 2010 at 5pm Eastern Standard Time. You can post your entries after that time but they won't be considered for the contest.

I will announce the winners via a post here on Daniweb on January 15, 2010.

There will be three winners: First, Second and Third place.

Winners will receive fame and possibly some higher form of recognition. I'll work on that part.

Winners will be judged on the following criteria:
1. Originality
2. Number YouTube views
3. Commercial Appeal

Good luck and get creative.

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OK, the prizes are starting to come in.

Trainer Communications is offering up a boxed set of 4 hot sauces (Louisiana, Chipotle, Jalapeno, Garlic Habanero) for each of the top 3 winners. Trainer Communications is a High Tech PR and Marketing Firm.

I'm offering a signed copy of my new book, Practical Virtualization Solutions to each of the top 3 winners.

Stay tuned for more!

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There are already so many Linux commercials:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=linux+commercial

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Ken, I'm sincerely not trying to knock this, but wasn't there a big "I'm linux" contest earlier this year?

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Yes, the Linux Foundation did one but this one isn't restricted to the MS-Apple-Linux thing. And, I did say not ones already on YouTube.

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Woo hoo!
The Linux Foundation has pledge T-shirts for the top 3 winners!

This is turning out to be a pretty nice little package for the winners.

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Due to commentary throughout the world, I've decided to extent the deadline until February 10 for submissions and winners will be posted on February 15. I hope that helps.

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This is my Entry to the competition, made for entry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ugkRrpB2AE

Pick A Linux (Jingle Commercial Ad Spoof Parody)

I had some inspiration for a little song about linux to the tune of "Pick-a-part TV-ad" from Melbourne, Australia.
Lyrics:
pick a linux
pick a linux
Don't leave that computer just sitting in a heap
install Linux on it, where everything is free
freeware software to a freeware office suits,
from wine-doors to a game or a media player
now with linux there is no licence fee, we give you the tools, and you do it all yourself
check out linux, for the OS is right... your sure to find it, there's plenty distro on sight
then you install it for the system you need
but do it carefully because there is no warranty
pick a linux
pick a linux
pick a linux
pick a linux
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OK osgui, you're apparently the winner and only entrant. Congrats. If you're interested, send me a PM with your address and I'll have the prizes sent to you. Thanks for participating.

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Cool, thanks very much for announcing that I won the competition

I sent you my address via PM (though I'm not sure you got it due to the site then saying that 0 sent messages)

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I have made a post on my site to advise everyone about this exciting news

http://www.osgui.com/forums/os-gui/703-linux-commercial-content.html

some cross-promotion for you guys

Thanks

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