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LinuxPlanet: Penguins Like Salmon, Too

May 10, 2004, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dee-Ann LeBlanc)

"On a sunny Saturday in Bellingham, Washington, Linuxfest Northwest, estimates have up to one thousand Linux curious and enthusiasts alike gathered to talk Tux. Bellingham Technical College provided an ideal atmosphere, with high tech classrooms already set up for laptop-powered presentations, not to mention the feeling of a catered lunch since the college's award-winning Cook's Club prepared a barbecued salmon fundraising feast.

"The coordinated effort of over six Linux User Groups (LUGs) on both sides of the US/Canada border, the second annual Linuxfest Northwest remains a single day event, though it's not hard to imagine it expanding in the near future.

"Six sessions of eleven parallel talks filled the day with topics ranging from open source-related legislation in Oregon to Rasmus Lerdof, the creator of the popular PHP scripting language, sharing an array of PHP tricks with a packed room that had even advanced PHP users happily taking notes..."

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