"If vendors don't have products to sell, they shouldn't be on
the show floor at LWE, says an IDG World expo official. And,he
says, if you're only coming for the free stuff, you should probably
stay home, too.
"The mood at LinuxWorld Expo in New York City is much more
business-like than in previous years. There won't be any big
shindigs upstairs with robotic servers, ice sculptures, and flowing
booze. Whether there'll be free T-shirts remains to be seen. One
thing is for sure: The one-show wonder vendors that were sipping
the mother's milk of venture capital last year are gone..."