"The winning designer will get a free trip to Tokyo, Japan to
participate in the Linux Foundation Japan Linux Symposium in
October 2009. The Linux Foundation doesn't have the money for a
major or even minor for that matter, television advertising
campaign. But, at the very least, the winning ad will get some news
and online exposure for both the winner and Linux.
"I'm not a judge on the committee that will decide the winner,
but I do know a little bit about both Linux and marketing. So, here
are my seven favorite picks in the contest. I tried, I really did,
to cut the list to five, but I couldn't do it. It was hard enough
to get to seven.
"Whether the committee will like these is a mystery to me. We'll
all find out together at the Linux Foundation's Collaboration
Summit in San Francisco on April 8, 2009."