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Linux.com: LinuxWorld Conference and Expo: Day 1

Feb 02, 2000, 22:52 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Alami)

"It's an exciting time to be in the Linux community. Just when you think the excitement is at a plateau, events such as LinuxWorld Conference & Expo turn up the heat again. The Third LinuxWorld is being held place February 1-4 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. LinuxWorld features a multitude of exhibitors, a .org pavilion for Linux community projects, keynotes from Linus Torvalds, Larry Augustin of VA Linux Systems, and Steve Mills of IBM, and a barrage of Linux conferences and tutorials."

"Before the exhibit floor opened, a rather large line was forming at the convention center. This line was for the Linus Torvalds keynote today at 9:30am. Complete with balcony room and overflow space with a screen, the keynote area was ready for a veritable ocean of interested people. The keynote revolved around a few of the common questions Linus has been asked. These include the question about fragmentation, commercialism in the Linux community, and the upcoming version 2.4 release of the Linux kernel."

"Linus began discussing the fragmentation by saying that he thought fragmentation was a good thing, to some degree. Linux has the chance to succeed in practically any market -- from supercomputers to embedded systems. Different needs and different users need different software. For example, internationalization is a form of fragmentation...."

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