TechWeb: Twice Snubbed in Digital Divide Conferences, Linux Users FireBack
Oct 14, 2000, 19:05 (5 Talkback[s])
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"...it offended users when two, high-profile conferences on
bridging the digital divide seemed to snub Linux companies. In Palo
Alto, Calif., Thursday-Saturday, the White House and 32 Native
American colleges met with computer industry leaders to talk about
ways to get their colleges and reservations wired. Key Linux
leaders were not invited..."
"Then in Seattle Monday-Wednesday, chief executives from
high-tech companies will convene with leaders from finance and
government at a Creating Digital Dividends conference. This
time, Linux companies will be there -- but they'll be outside in
the rain carrying signs, handing out free Linux software, and
waving the mascot Penguin at attendees."
"Responding to a TechWeb article last week about the Digital
Dividends Conference's exclusion of Linux companies, a grassroots
group of Linux users built a bilingual website
(http://www.workspot.net/~chavan/digdiv/) dedicated to making Linux
presence known at the conference."