"The event itself stretches over a 3 day period (fri-sun), and
is hosted at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown
Columbus, Ohio. However, the first and third days are focused
strictly on developers, while day two (sat) is the primary general
audiences event. I arrived early (it's a 4.5 hour drive from my
home in Michigan) and watched as they went about setting up. T
"his years big sponsors were Novell, Google, Source Forge, IBM,
Zenoss, Digium (asterisk) and Oracle. Members of Source Forge and
Google were there too, however, only IBM, Zenoss and Oracle had
booths. The entire convention was broken down into three basic
areas. The registration and Open Source Solutions stage, the
vendors row, and the panel halls.
"Those who got the free registration this year only got access
to the event, while those with the first and second tier paid
registrations got access to free lunch, special training cram
sessions and test, shirts, and other special items."