In Russia, will open the world’s first monument to Linux

About a month later in Tyumen to be erected the world’s first monument to honor the mascot running Linux - Penguin Tux. Construction of the monument is on people’s donations.

Today completes the collection Donate for construction of the monument in vivo Linux “, which is expected to be erected in a month in Tyumen. Yesterday, local artist began work on the monument.
Proponent of the construction Sergei Mikhailov of Tyumen Linux User Group, said CNews, it will be the first such monument in the world. “Before you start fundraising, I conducted a small study by means of Google, and at that time could not find any mention of other” Linux monument “”, - he said. Indeed, the only mention of the monuments of Linux and Tux, which are found in the search engines point to Tyumen project.

The monument will be a sculpture of a penguin Tux, the mascot of Linux, soaring on eagles’ wings. Height of the monument is 1 meter.

Collecting donations for its construction began two weeks ago without a noisy advertising, and during this time, the project has collected nearly 180 thousand rubles. As said Sergei Mikhailov, about half of the donations actually came from Tyumen, in about half had at benefactors from the rest of Russia, not counting the “small contributions from Kazakhstan.”

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