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LWN: Ottawa Linux Symposium 2001

Jul 31, 2001, 00:59 (0 Talkback[s])

Linux Weekly News presents its wrap-up of the Ottawa Linux Symposium. The summary goes something like "less free beer, still a quality event":

"In many ways, this year's Ottawa Linux Symposium looks much like last year's event. It's in the same place, with a similar schedule of seriously technical talks mostly oriented around the kernel and GNOME. But the differences jump out after a short time. Many companies who were here in force last year - Corel, Zero Knowledge, VA Linux - have much reduced attendance (or zero attendance) this year. And a number of the more prominent speakers from last year (David Miller, Alan Cox) are not around.

There is also a distinct reduction in the availability of free beer; fewer companies seem to feel they can afford to throw a party for the attendees this time around.

OLS remains a high-quality event, however, with many interesting speakers and topics. It is one of the definitive, development-oriented conferences for Linux and free software. And Ottawa is still a fun place for a conference."

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