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Daily Coverage of The Bazaar by Linux Today

Dec 14, 1999, 06:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Emmett Plant)

By Emmett Plant
Linux Today

I'm currently typing this report from my room in the lovely Hotel Empire at 63rd and Broadway in New York City, New York. The reason I'm here is to cover TheBazaar, an Earthweb-sponsored conference taking place on December 14th, 15th and 16th featuring Linux and the Open Source community with keynotes from industry luminaries Richard Stallman, Jon 'maddog' Hall, Bob Young, Michael Cowpland, Robert Ferber, and consumer advocate and open-source fan Ralph Nader. The 'panel luminaries' include Rob Malda and Jeff Bates from Slashdot, Bruce Perens from the Linux Capital Group, Chris DiBona from VA Linux and SVLUG, and Ken Coar, the Director of the Apache Foundation.

TheBazaar promises to be an incredible technical conference, as well as a conference tailor-made for the Linux and Open Source enthusiast. The four hands-on Tutorial tracks are Platforms and Servers, Development Tools and Languages, Desktop and Enterprise System. The general sessions are arranged into three tracks, Beginners, which claims to teach 'The Language of Open Source,' Enterprise Systems, which cover 'Performance, Integration and Usability,' and the Developer track, which covers from 'Development Tools to Advanced Features.'

While conference goers are ready for the week ahead, many of the exhibitors are using their appearance at TheBazaar as a springboard to appearances at the first Linux World Expo 2000, taking place a month and a half from now in the same location. Don't be fooled, though; TheBazaar has a killer list of exhibitors, running the gamut from IBM to Red Hat to Copyleft. The community is also represented with exhibitors from Debian, the Free Software Foundation and Stampede, among many others.

Not to say that there aren't going to be any parties. Andover.net is throwing a big bash on Wednesday night, and TheBazaar itself is planning to provide a super-big party immediately afterwards at FAO Schwarz, quite possibly the biggest and best toy store on the planet, if not just inside the limits of Manhattan Island. You may remember seeing FAO Schwarz in the 'dancing-on-the-piano' scene of the Tom Hanks film 'Big.'

LinuxToday will be covering TheBazaar with daily reports from myself and Paul Ferris, to give the readers of LinuxToday comprehensive coverage of the event. It's going to be an exciting week, and we look forward to bringing the best of it to LinuxToday readers.

Tune in regularly at linuxtoday.com/special/bazaar.