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Firefox Wins the “Who’s the Next Open Source Idol”

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GroundWork Open Source, Inc. (, announced today Mozilla’s Firefox was successful in beating out the other three contestants, reigning champion “Tux” the Linux kernel penguin, “Beastie” the BSD demon and the GNU “Gnu” to become the world’s favorite Open Source Idol.

During the first ever “Who’s the Next Open Source Idol?” contest held at LinuxWorld 2008 last week, Firefox proved he was the only mascot capable of bringing down the reigning champion – “Tux” the Linux penguin. After a three day neck and neck race of crazy dancing, bull riding, singing, rapping and polling LinuxWorld attendees, Firefox left third place “Tux” out in the cold, winning with 48.5 percent of the final vote. In the end, it came down to the votes of more than 1100 open source fans to decide who would be the next Open Source Idol.

Poll Results

Tux the Linux Penguin – 6.6%
The Mozilla Firefox – 48.5%
Beastie the BSD Demon – 31.6%
The GNU Gnu – 2.3%

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