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Linux Journal: A Historic Moment in Boston

Oct 17, 2003, 09:00 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Morgan Lim)

"Bostonians have reason to celebrate these days, as their beloved Red Sox are having a winning season in the home stretch of the American League playoffs--a truly historic moment for Red Sox fans as the team edges toward the World Series. Boston, a city full of historic firsts, is about to make history again, this time in the world of open-source computing.

"The Desktop Linux Consortium (DLC) has organized the first conference devoted exclusively to the Linux desktop. This one-day Desktop Linux Conference is unlike any other IT conference you have attended. DLC has assembled a stable of open-source experts to meet and discuss key technologies, how they work and the current issue on everyone's minds: Is there an alternative choice in desktop computing that offers compatibility with open standards and a fair licensing policy? Sponsored by Boston University's Corporate Education Center and the DLC, the event will be held on November 10 at Boston U's Tyngsboro campus facility.

"The Desktop Linux Conference aims to drive home the message that for the first time in computing history, a legitimate desktop alternative is available that is better, faster and cheaper. As an extension of the newly formed Desktop Linux Consortium's mission of providing 'wide scale understanding and adoption of the Linux operating system and its applications for use on the desktop,' the program offers key champions of Linux: Bruce Perens, Nat Friedman, Jeremy White, Sam Greenblatt, Mark Hinkle, Mark Westerman, Havoc Pennington, Amy D. Wohl, Shuji Sado and many more..."

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