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internetnews.com: LinuxWorld: It's All About Customers

Jan 27, 2003, 11:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Thor Olavsrud)

"In 2003, distributions and the kernel no longer take center stage at the LinuxWorld Expo New York. These days, as Linux continues to gain traction in the enterprise, the show is more about how vendors can help customers leverage the platform to streamline infrastructure requirements and lower total cost of ownership.

"Perhaps nothing illustrates that point better than the show's upper-tier sponsors. Red Hat was the sole distribution vendor to take a 'platinum' level sponsorship (and while Red Hat introduced v8.0 of its Linux distribution in September, it's the Advanced Server enterprise platform, not its distribution, that helped bring the company to profitability). The show's 'cornerstone' sponsor was Hewlett-Packard, with AMD, IBM , Intel, Sun Microsystems, and Veritas rounding out the 'platinum' sponsorships. The only other distribution on the marquee was UnitedLinux, with a 'silver' sponsorship..."

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