"The 5th Annual Linux Showcase and Conference, which
opens first week of November in Oakland, California, expands its
program via a joint conference with XFree86. Already recognized as
the heavyweight of technical Linux conferences, the inclusion of
XFree86 rounds out an already impressive program.
"XFree86 has been running as a developers hot-house at ALS for
the last two years," said XFree86 Program Chair Keith Packard. "We
were delighted to be invited to share the Oakland Marriott with ALS
as we have always found the ALS atmosphere and community to be
supportive of our efforts."
XFree86 is already used in a wide variety of operating systems
and has seen a surge in use within the Linux environment as Linux
has grown within the mainstream computing industry. The XFree86
conference runs concurrently with ALS, providing opportunities to
share current and upcoming projects within a community that
typically works in isolation and without the interaction already
enjoyed by Linux."