I had an idea, It's probably way out the question, but if it worked, it would be so incredably good for Linux/OSS.
Anyway, here goes.
We all know that for the most part, Linux is non profit, and has limited advertising, mostly on certain web sites. And major software companies spend insane amounts of money on advertising, Microsoft comes to mind with their recent adverts.
Anway, I thought that Linux users could band together and raise money to spread Linux via Television/Magazine advertising.
Like, take donations, or try to get sponsored to pay for the advertisments. If we could do this, not only would it expose more people to GNU/Linux, making software companies give Linux more consideration.
I just thought this would be cool. More games would be made available, hardware vendors would provide better driver support and it'd be great.
I know I'm dreaming though.