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[News] Last Coverage from LinuxCon 2009, More Events Coming

  • Subject: [News] Last Coverage from LinuxCon 2009, More Events Coming
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2009 00:06:41 +0100
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LinuxCon: the Good, the Bad, and the Nerdy

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| I am now officially happy to be a Portlander. O'Reilly's OSCON 
| left the great city for the San Francisco Bay area, and we 
| gained two new conferences in its wake: Open Source Bridge and 
| LinuxCon; almost. LinuxCon is not a mainstay, but at least the 
| first gathering was located in Portland.
| [...]
| At least The Linux Foundation tried. In reality, it looked 
| like every other exhibit hall at every other conference I've 
| attended. Frankly, most exhibitors (I was one, at LinuxCon in 
| fact) would not show up without something new and engaging to 
| brag about. The sponsor and exhibitor presence at LinuxCon 
| felt the same as any other conference.
| When all was said and done, I believe most people walked away 
| from LinuxCon feeling it was a success. And indeed, it was. It 
| just wasn't unique enough. There were more than an average 
| number of interesting talks, but it was all very familiar.
| A conference could, for example, still retain the top-notch 
| speaking talent, but at the same time do something 
| fundamentally different. That sounds like a recipe for history 
| making. A mixture of LinuxCon and Open Source Bridge just 
| might change the way these "technical" conferences are 
| organized.


The Linux Foundation Announces Second Annual End User Summit

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| The Linux Foundation, the non-profit organization dedicated to 
| accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the speaker 
| lineup and details for its second annual End User Summit. The 
| Summit is a unique opportunity for corporate end users to 
| learn and interact with leaders from within the Linux 
| community, including the highest-level maintainers and 
| developers.



Interview with Amanda McPherson of LinuxCon in Portland

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| OK, the fun part: was there a moment when you honestly wondered if youâd be
| able to pull the conference off?
| My mind goes back to the genesis of Linuxcon. The Linux Plumbers Conference
| community team approached us about starting a bigger and more broad Linux
| conference, and I thought it was a great idea. There is a need for something
| technical, fun and community-based (not run by a for profit who is most
| interested in money). The only time I wondered if we would pull it off was
| during the presentation on Linuxcon I gave to the board of directors of the
| Linux Foundation. I did my spiel and then held my breath during a short pause
| before they responded. Soon enough they all just started asking question and
| agreed that it was a great idea. Ever since then itâs been smooth sailing.

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