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Bring back The Elmers

Yes, I know LinuxCon is next, and that’s in mid-August, but I think they’ve got the publicity thing covered, especially with the 20-year thing and with Linus being there and all. But if you’re going to the next show, make it the Ohio LinuxFest in September. Bradley Kuhn and Cathy Malmrose are keynoting, so you’ll not want to miss that (especially Cathy — Go ZaReason!)

Brian Proffitt posted an excellent story from LinuxCon North America this morning expanding on the FUD — Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt, for those of you keeping score at home — that has followed Linux over the past 20 years.

Rather than repeat them here, go ahead and check out the story here.

Back in 2007, I proposed — and had a list of nominees — having an award called The Elmers. This award, of course, was named after Elmer Fudd (two Ds, I know), and is given to those who presented the most outrageous and ridiculous FUD. I even missed some of the more classic FUDmeisters in the first item, so I corrected that here.

Now if we could only get Rob Enderle and Ken Hess to be presenters . . . .

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  1. Bob McKeand
    August 18, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    So we might need an Elmer, an Ultimate Elmer and a
    Lifetime Elmer?

    There has never been anything like Open Source, Linux and
    the GPL license so how can anyone predict what will happen?
    Linux has been steadily growing, winning new users, moving
    into the corporate world and it has done this without much in the way of advertising.

    Maybe the FUD Monkeys don’t don’t deserve recognition.

    Peace, Bob

  2. August 22, 2011 at 4:47 am

    yes , free backlink for you :D

    • August 22, 2011 at 8:46 am

      Yes, well, while that is nice of you, nowhere on your WordPress blog does it point out that it is my blog item (other than the tag line at the end that identifies me personally, but not the blog itself). This violates the Creative Common license under which the blog is written. You give links to the Apache and WordPress items you posted, so please post links to mine. Thank you.

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