Move Your Tux: Show your appreciation to Linux (Oops…I mean Linus Torvalds)

When you received a favor from someone, you show your appreciation.

When you love someone, you also show your appreciation.

Now, Linus Torvalds did all of us a favor by releasing that Linux source code in year 1991 and we all love Linux, so how are we going to show our appreciation?

Here’s your chance.

There is currently this crazy challenge named: Move Your Tux. This challenge involves a small real, physical Tux (about 12 or 15cm in height) that will travel around the World from hand to hand and finally end on Linus Torvalds’ desk. The main aim is to show your appreciation to Linus and show the world that Linux is not only a chain of codes, but also a human community.

Here’s How Tux going to travel:

  1. Through the dedicated website, you make contact with an other voluntary
  2. It doesn’t matter if Tux is going 1km or 100, it just have to move, and if it is blocked somewhere, it can just go back and take an other way in others hands.
  3. To ensure the Tux is moving, there is a password system:
    The first one choose a «password», this password must change every third person who have Tux. The one who must change the password have to contact one of the webmaster to define a new password and will have to give the old one, which he will have received with Tux.The passwords will be only free software names.
  4. Each one who had Tux takes a picture of him with it. And indicate to the webmasters where, and when he gave Tux to someone else. And of course gives the picture so we can all see Tux, as we will all miss it…

The Tux’s trip website will be at You can do your share (and show your appreciation) by contributing to the project.

Read the rules here:


Damien Oh started writing tech articles since 2007 and has over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. He is proficient in Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS, and worked as a part time WordPress Developer. He is currently the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Make Tech Easier.

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