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LinuxPlanet: maddog: Forum Will Answer Enterprise Questions

Sep 18, 2003, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"...Linux Today is the host for this semi-annual event, and as the managing editor, I would love to say that this upcoming event's strengths are all my idea. But that would be a huge falsehood. The credit goes to the conference chairman, Linux International's Jon 'maddog' Hall, who has worked extensively with the program team and the rest of the conference's organizers to put the agenda together--while still continuing his extensive travels to the four corners of the globe.

"I caught up with maddog this week and posed a few questions about his philosophy behind creating this agenda, how corporations and the community can get along, and why he's pretty calm about all the issues flying around Linux these days.

"LinuxPlanet: You are the conference chair of the upcoming Enterprise Linux Forum. Having done extensive work on the program, what would be your first reaction to someone asking the question 'why should I attend this show?'

"Jon 'maddog' Hall: Unlike a lot of Linux events, this Forum has been 'scripted.' Most Linux events put out a 'call for papers' which then attract a lot of diverse abstracts. The program committee then puts together 'tracks' which they think will attract a certain audience. If they do not get an abstract in a particular area, they do not have a talk in that area..."

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