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ZDNet: Postcard from Penguin Land, Parts 1 and 2

Jan 29, 2004, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Berlind)

From Part 1:

"Wednesday, 9:23 am, The Jacob Javits Convention Center

"I must be in the wrong place. It seems like everybody in the building, including some guy with an electronic lapel pin streaming words, is wearing a suit and tie. My suits and ties are back in Boston. The guy with the marquis on his lapel turns out to be Bruce Perens. This ain't your Birkenstocked, pony-tailed father's LinuxWorld anymore, is it? I bypass the opportunity to corner Perens since I'm having dinner with him, Codeweavers president Jeremy White, and Linux Terminal Server Project's Erik Tyack later tonight.

"Wednesday, 10:00 am, Novell CEO keynote

"Fresh from aquisitions of Ximian and SuSE, and a day after SCO announces that it's launching a suit, Novell CEO Jack Messman gives an impassioned keynote about how his company has adopted a new religion: open source. He sets the stage for two themes that for me will drive the focus of LinuxWorld: raising the bar on managing everything from Linux desktops to servers to clusters and the SCO indemnification issue. Novell indemnifies. HP indemnifies. Red Hat announced it will replace any code found to be infringing. But what about IBM, Sun, Dell and others...?"

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