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Tonight Live: The Pre-Expo Clueless PR hacks, LPI Testing Update, and Olliance on The Linux Show

Jan 23, 2001, 16:31 (0 Talkback[s])
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Tuesday, January 23rd, 2001
Tonight LIVE on www.thelinuxshow.com

At 6pm pst, 7pm rmt, 8pm cst, and 9pm east.... Kevin, Jeff, PJ, Doc Searls (of the Linux Journal), and Emmett Plant have another great show lined up tonight on The Linux Show!!

In Segment One- Hot News: We will be covering the hot PRE-EXPO Linux news of the week. We have to take this as an opportunity to talk about all the clueless PR hacks.

In Segments Two - LPI Update and Dans Adventures in Linux. Dan York of the Linux Professional Institute will be joining us tonight to give us an update on the state of the LPI testing program and the direction now being taken by LPI. Dan will also relate to us his views on PR Hacks and his new (paying) gig at E-smith,the makers of the E-Smith Server and Gateway.

In Segments Three - The Launch of Olliance: Service for the Enterprise. We will be joined by Laurent Meynier Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, and Fulton Connor the Chief Operating Officer of Olliance. We will discuss the launch of their new venture that focuses on Serving the open source consulting needs of the Enterprise class business.

Meynier most recently served as lead Open Source Strategist for WR Hambrecht + Co and was responsible for building and running the open source banking and research group. During his tenure, Meynier worked with the executive teams of major open source companies such as VA Linux, Conectiva, CollabNet, Atipa, Lutris, and Andover.Net to help them build profitable business models around open source.

Connor brings over ten years of experience in the engineering computer consulting business. He was a founding member of Open Source Group, which later merged with Olliance. Previously, Connor was president of one of Cotelligent's professional services divisions, where he was responsible for sales, recruiting, quality control and operations. He oversaw 500 technical staff and grew the company from $6 million to $75 million in 3 years.

If you would like to join us on the show, check our our IRC Chat (irc.thelinuxshow.com #linuxshow).

Remember tune in at 6pm pst, 7pm rmt, 8pm cst, and 9pm est.
Catch the Linux show at www.thelinuxshow.com