"Berkeley, CA -- October 11, 2001 -- In response to an
uncertain political climate and the recent economic downturn, the
USENIX Association and the Atlanta Linux Showcase, Inc. jointly
announced today that they will offer free registration to everyone
wishing to attend technical sessions at next month's Annual Linux
Showcase & Conference in Oakland, California.
USENIX and ALS are making this unprecedented offer because they
believe the networking opportunities and high-caliber technical
content at this conference provide an important service to their
membership and the general open source community.
The current political situation impacts a community already
struggling due to the failure of many dot-com companies that used
open source operating systems and open source techniques."