LinuxWorld Expo attendees will have a new chance to meet and
greet the company that has often villified open source and
That's right, Microsoft Corporation is coming back to LWE.
When it was first announced that they would be attending last
summer's LWE, initial reactions were scathing and incredulous.
Microsoft executives quickly announced that they were attending the
conference in the hopes of establishing better communications with
the Linux community.
While there were no reports of shouting matches, the Redmond, WA
company's reception at the San Francisco LWE was described by
several attendees as cool.
Microsoft, apparently undaunted by the chilly reception, is out
to try again.
Since they are a repeat exhibitor, they are no longer confined
to The Rookery, the area of the exhibition floor assigned to new
exhibitors at LWE. According to Rob Scheschareg, IDG's VP of World
Expos, Microsoft will no have their own 400-sq. ft. booth (#257)
out on the floor.
There has been no word on what Microsoft plans to exhibit this
time around, Scheschareg said.
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