Getting the message that Linux and open source applications are out there, mature, useful, and yes, exciting, is extremely important to the future. The average person on the street must be made aware of open source software, what it is, and what it can do for them. Part of this organization’s mandate is educating the public, one of the core purposes of marketing. To most people, that usually means advertising.
There have been some notable advertising campaigns and videos created to educate the public about open source software and Linux in general. Perhaps the most fascinating and far reaching of these is IBM’s Prodigy ads, but there have been others. Click the links below for a sample of these ads.
- Firefox Two-Page New York Times Ad
- The Ubuntu billboard in California.
- The IBM Prodigy ads, including some clever, and fun, Linux ads.
- His name is Linux
The boy who belonged to no one
The Open Child
Shake Up The World
Linux is Everywhere
The Open Child Enters the Closed World
Linux’s New Ally, IBM
- Red Hat’s Truth Happens campaign