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LWN: LinuxWorld NY 2001 - Thursday Summary

Feb 02, 2001, 20:19 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Liz Coolbaugh, Michael J. Hammel)

"Day 2 of the largest Linux conference and exhibit in the U.S. was a day of interviews and exhibit trawling for the LWN.net crew. We roamed the halls of the massive exhibit areas in the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan and sat down with the heads and arms (executives and developers) of various companies to find out what makes them tick, and in some cases, if they think they could keep ticking the till the August LinuxWorld in San Francisco!"

"As a sheer stroke of luck, Liz Coolbaugh ran into Jon 'maddog' Hall in the Javitts Center where he gave her his one extra ticket to the first public showing of the documentary "Revolution OS", created by J.T.S. Moore, a filmmaker with roots at Stanford and therefore personal connections to many of the folks at VA Linux, Penguin Computing and more. Doug Bone first convinced Moore to consider the Free Software, Linux, Open Source phenomena as a topic for a documentary. This is his first effort in this arena. Not being a film critic, Liz refrained from predicting the success of this documentary outside our own community, but personally, she loved it...."

"Brian Croll, VP of Marketing for Eazel, also took the time to chat with Michael about his company and it's cornerstone product, Nautilus, which is based on GNOME technologies."

"The vision, ultimately at the high level, is to make computers easier to use. Period. It's been a life long quest, really, for Andy [Hertfeld, Co-founder and official Software Wizard of Eazel]. So he just wants to take it to the next chapter. Now it's pretty clear that the way to do this in the most active environment was the Linux/Open Source environment. That was the most obvious place to focus."

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