Except for Tux, the Linux penguin, Linux fans have a reputation as a rather dour, serious lot. Now, the Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to growing Linux, has launched a new Linux merchandise store featuring a new line of exclusive and original T-shirts, hats, mugs and other items that reflect “geek culture.”
Of course, there’s been geek culture t-shirts and such for sale before. ThinkGeek has long been a favorite of mine for buying presents for my friends who like t-shirts with Wi-Fi detectors on them and the like. What caught my attention about the new Linux Foundation stores is rather than just trying to copycat ThinkGeek’s lines or just offer generic corporate “logo T’s,” they’re trying their own take at geek pride clothes and gear.