Linux Journal Linux International Announce Linux Anthem Contest

SEATTLE, WA -- SSC Publications, publisher of Linux Journal, together with Linux International today announced a joint venture to begin the search for an international Linux Anthem. Linux users will be asked to submit their entries for a Linux Anthem and vote on the contest finalists.

Richard Vernon, Editor in Chief of Linux Journal, gave a brief description of the contest, "The idea is to come up with an official song that will be integrated into Linux distributions, and the judging will be done by the Linux community."

"Linux International(SM) is proud to co-sponsor the Linux(R) Anthem Contest," said Jon "maddog" Hall, Executive Director. "We need to show the world that Linux is fun: fun to work on, and fun to work with. What better way than to involve the estimated 7,500,000 Linux users around the world in creating an anthem for Linux? To allow our users to sing out about their favorite operating system?"

Richard Vernon and Jon "maddog" Hall will both participate in a series of discussions to take place at Linux Lunacy, a conference produced by Linux Journal and Geek Cruises that is currently underway. These sessions, to which all Linux Lunacy attendees are invited, will begin the contest development process. Contest developments and news will appear on the Linux Journal web site, http://www.linuxjournal.com/.

About Linux InternationalLinux International is a global organization whose purpose is to advocate the growth and adoption of the Linux operating system. As the primary forum for communication between Linux vendors, developers and users, Linux International serves as the focused and trusted voice of a coordinated Linux community. For more information on Linux International please visit http://www.li.org.

About Linux JournalLinux Journal is the premier Linux publication, dedicated to serving the Linux community and promoting the use of Linux world-wide. A monthly periodical, Linux Journal is currently celebrating its seventh year of publication and and boasts a circulation of over 120,000. Linux Journal may be purchased at all major bookstores and newsstands and may also be ordered by calling 888-66-LINUX, sending e-mail to subs@ssc.com or visiting http://www.linuxjournal.com/. For additional information about Linux Journal send e-mail to linux@ssc.com.

About the PublisherSSC Publications is an established leader in the Linux, Open Source and UNIX fields, publishing best-selling books, reference cards and e-zines in these fields since 1983. Embedded Linux Journal, a sister publication of Linux Journal, is a bi-monthly controlled-circulation publication. SSC is headquartered in Seattle, Washington and has been operating since 1968. Visit SSC on the web at http://www.ssc.com/.

Media Relations Contacts:

Rebecca Cassity, Marketing ManagerSpecialized Systems Consultants, Inc. (SSC)PO Box 55549, Seattle, WA, 98155Phone: +1 206-297-8653 / Fax: +1 206-782-7191rebecca@ssc.com

Julie Thornton, Marketing DirectorLinux InternationalPhone: +1 785-423-3311marketing@li.org

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Rebecca Cassity is the Director of Sales for Linux Journal

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