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[News] LinuxCon Attendants Like What They See

  • Subject: [News] LinuxCon Attendants Like What They See
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 15:31:20 +0100
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LinuxCon: The Little Things Make All The Difference

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| The first day of LinuxCon proved to be a big hit amongst many 
| attendees, not just for the quality of content but for the 
| extracurricular activities the event has provided.


The Report from Fake Portland: LinuxCon 2009

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| For all of its popularity â Linux is, after all, a 
| multi, multi billion dollar industry at this point â 
| itâs lacked a focused show. OSCON, the Linux Plumberâs 
| conference and a variety of other distribution oriented 
| and community run shows have picked up the slack, for the 
| most part, but we havenât had a practitioner focused event 
| like LinuxCon for a while now. And while LinuxCon isnât technically 
| a reboot or rebranding of anything, itâs being seen that way. 
| The show is starting small â between five and six hundred 
| attending, I believe â and even were the economy not 
| currently in the tank this would be the right 
| decision. Because it keeps the emphasis right
| where it should be: on the content, not the swag. 
| Even small, itâs still full: half the sessions Iâve 
| been to have been standing room only.


LinuxCon: Beyond the Hype: The True Cost of Linux and Open Source (liveblog)

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| Mid-sized shops that donât look at development as a core competency is currently a place where Open Source is perceived as weak and can improve its uptake and success rates moving forward.


LinuxCon Audio Diary 1


LinuxCon Audio Diary 2



Linux Buffs Get Eyeful at LinuxCon Tech Showcase

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| Attendees at the sold-out LinuxCon event in Portland got to
| take a close-up look at some of the latest Linux
| technologies touted by participating companies. Companies
| displaying their wares at the showcase included powerhouses
| like IBM, HP, Oracle and Novell, along with scrappier Linux
| players such as Wind River, Hooduku and PogoLinux.


LinuxCon Roundtable in Torvalds Quotes

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| On motivation throughout his history with Linux:
| âIt has changed a lot over the years. It started out being
| all about the technology, and all about just really
| twiddling with the hardware and just learning and just
| doing something cool and sitting in my basement. It wasnât
| my basement at the time, it was my motherâs basement
| [everyone laughs]. But really being low level and doing the
| programming. That eventually faded and then it become
| somewhat about the community and the fame, hey that was
| great. But also new problems that I hadnât had before. The
| SMP work, many years ago, that other people started and I
| kinda took over, continued to motivated me.â


Why Linux succeeds while other open source projects fail

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| That's where open source can also help for adoption. If a
| project, like Linux does become successful, it provides
| more incentive for users to use the application as a way of
| future proofing their technology investment.
| Hohndel noted that when IBM decided to discontinue its OS/2
| operating system, there were many enterprises (including a
| German Bank that he was working for) that were left
| hanging.
| "Open source means that will never happen to you," Hohndel
| said.


LinuxCon: Linux By The Numbers

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| Zemlin greeted the 600-plus crowd of attendees at the
| conference with a high degree of excitement, pleased to
| note the strength of the event and the promise that it
| should bring to the Linux development, user, and
| business community.


Fake Linus Torvalds Revealed

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| # FLT2: Matt Asay, CNET open source blogger and VP of
| business development at Alfresco
| # FLT3: Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier, former reporter and
| currently community manager for openSUSE
| # FLT4: Jono Bacon, Community Manager, Ubuntu


LinuxCon: Roundtable â The Linux Kernel: Straight from the Source (liveblog)

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| Will next year be the year of the Linux desktop?
| * Ted: âNext year will be the year of the Linux desktop
| because ânext yearâ is always the year of the Linux
| desktop.â


Watch LinuxCon Live From Your Computer Next Week

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| LinuxCon is only a week away, and the brand new conference
| looks like it will be one of the best open source events of
| the year. The conference kicks off Monday, September 21st in
| Portland, Oregon, and there is a roster of excellent
| speakers, ranging from Linus Torvalds to Canonical's Mark
| Shuttleworth to Bob Sutor from IBM. Not everybody can make
| it to Portland, though, which is why it's great news that
| there will be opportunities to view all events via live and
| archived video streams. Some sessions are free, while others
| aren't. Here are the details.


LinuxCon Keynote Series: An Interview with IBMâs Bob Sutor

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| Q: What are you most looking forward to at the debut year of
| LinuxCon?
| A: I always try to get an early sense of the vibe of a conference.
| Is there excitement among the participants? Are people looking
| forward to creating more technical innovation and greater business
| growth? Is the community expanding? Are there grand challenges that
| developers are ready to leap into? I think Iâll see, hear, and feel
| all that at LinuxCon. Iâm also looking to meet in person many of
| the people involved with the Linux Foundation.


LinuxCon announces speakers

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| Early registration closes on Aug. 15 for the Linux Foundation's inaugural
| LinuxCon event, scheduled for Sept. 21-23, 2009, in Portland, Oregon.
| LinuxCon intends to draw a mix of end-users, administrators, and top Linux
| developers, with speakers including Linus Torvalds, Mark Shuttleworth, and
| Greg Kroah-Hartman (pictured).

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