I stumbled across the Tux500 project this morning. “Our goal is simple: we want to collect community donations to enter a Linux sponsored car in the 2007 Indianapolis 500. We need your help! If less than 1% of the Linux community donates $1, this will happen… will you do your part?” As of writing this they’re still a long ways off — about $335,000 away. Spry will be making a donation to help.
The car qualified yesterday at 220.299 and will start from the inside of the 11th row next Sunday. I think this is an extermely neat idea, and find it a little sad that they weren’t able to raise more money. Being a gearhead I’ll be tuned into the race next weekend and hope that Tux makes it on the car!