Aren’t You and Your Linux Machine Registered Yet!
The Linux Counter Project
The Linux Counter is run by a nonprofit membership organization called the Linux Counter Project.
This organization was created on May 1, 1999, taking over the running of the counter from Harald Tveit Alvestrand, who has been running the project since 1993.
Harald Alvestrand is chief executive officer of the organization.
Active work is carried out by volunteers. The Country Managers maintain the data for their geographical areas.
Coding and maintenance is carried out by teams.
Purpose of the Linux Counter
The Linux Counter is started as a “for fun” project to find out how many Linux users there are worldwide. The basic idea is for people to register themselves as being a Linux user. Of course, this way you won’t get all Linux users counted as not every Linux user will register himself at the Linux Counter site.
Thus, the only way to “know” the number of Linux users worldwide, is to make a guess, preferably a not-too-wild guess of the number of Linux users. Not making wild guesses there is only one way to go: statistics.
So, the main purpose of the Linux Counter is to deal with statistics on all kinds of numbers related to Linux usage. It started with statistics on the number of Linux users and it extended to statistics on Linux users, the machines they use, software they use and in what part of the world Linux users are actually living.
A second purpose of the Linux Counter is to make it possible for Linux users to find each other. The Linux Counter is reporting Linux users sorted per almost any place in the world. So, when Linux users want their information to be public, you can quite simply find those users who live in places near you.
So why late…Have a nice walk @
and have you and your machine a registered Linux one & be a proud Linuxian!