"On a sunny Saturday in Bellingham, Washington, Linuxfest
Northwest, estimates have up to one thousand Linux curious and
enthusiasts alike gathered to talk Tux. Bellingham Technical
College provided an ideal atmosphere, with high tech classrooms
already set up for laptop-powered presentations, not to mention the
feeling of a catered lunch since the college's award-winning Cook's
Club prepared a barbecued salmon fundraising feast.
"The coordinated effort of over six Linux User Groups (LUGs) on
both sides of the US/Canada border, the second annual Linuxfest
Northwest remains a single day event, though it's not hard to
imagine it expanding in the near future.
"Six sessions of eleven parallel talks filled the day with
topics ranging from open source-related legislation in Oregon to
Rasmus Lerdof, the creator of the popular PHP scripting language,
sharing an array of PHP tricks with a packed room that had even
advanced PHP users happily taking notes..."