Originally Published: Monday, 9 August 1999 Author: Jeff Alami
Published to: featured_articles/Featured Articles Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

LinuxWorld Preview

From August 9-12, the San Jose Convention Center at the heart of the Silicon Valley will be home to one of the most exciting Linux conventions, the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo. Business and technical leaders alike will join to find new developments in the Linux community....

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From August 9-12, the San Jose Convention Center at the heart of the Silicon Valley will be home to one of the most exciting Linux conventions, the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo. Business and technical leaders alike will join to find new developments in the Linux community.

Over 12,000 people will attend the convention for conference sessions, tutorials, meetings, and exhibits. New exhibitors such as Dell Computer and SGI will present their upcoming Linux offerings. Exhibitors from the previous LinuxWorld Expo, including Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Sun Microsystems will return to August's expo to show their latest announcements and products.

The Dot Org Pavilion

LinuxWorld Expo is the culmination of the commercialisation of Linux. But the heart of Linux development comes from its community. At the Dot Org Pavilion, several community organizations will be showcased, including:

This pavilion will have some of the most interesting Linux demonstrations and developments from the community. The Dot Org Pavilion is sponsored by Linux.com.

Keynotes and Presentations

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo will feature three keynotes, including Intel Senior VP Sean Maloney and Linus Torvalds on Tuesday, as well as Burlington Coat Factory CIO Mike Prince on Wednesday.

Several feature presentations and debates will be held. Jon "maddog" Hall will be discussion the commercializaton of Linux, and its impact on the community. A debate on the various kinds of Open Source development models will have developers from Linux, Perl, Apache, Samba, and FreeBSD discuss the advantages of their models. This debate will be moderated by Larry Augustin, CEO of VA Linux Systems.

Some "Birds of a Feather" sessions will be featured, including Tcl/Tk development, file systems, Linux real-time extensions, Python, Linux/Alpha, and Linux on Laptops. More BOF sessions will be announced during the course of LinuxWorld Expo.





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