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Dec 22, 2004, 01:00 (3 Talkback[s])

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"Tonight Live!

"Time 8:00 pm CST

"Tonight: On The Linux Show!!

"Tuesday, December 21st, 2004 from Chicago IL

"Please be sure to join us for our final show tonight, December 21st..."

The Linux Show

A special note from myself: I was asked to join the show this evening, but due to a family illness, I will not be able to call in, as much as I wanted to. I sent Jeff Gerhardt this statement for broadcast, should he wish to read it on-air:

Being the editor of Linux Today is a privilege and an honor. But it wasn't until I was first invited to be on The Linux Show that I felt truly embraced by the Linux and Open Source community.

The Linux Show, for me, marks everything that is right with the community that surrounds Linux. It is an effort that speaks of finding something that you want to do, finding talented people who share your vision, and then going out and getting it done, come hell or high water.

Some have disagreed with the show's hosts, or the show's format. But in the end that does not matter, because The Linux Show is about putting ideas out there for discussion. About cheering on the "upstart" technology and watching it grow to become the "stable, mainstream" solution that so many are discovering today.

Tonight, Jeff says, may be the last edition of The Linux Show. I fervently hope not. Whether you agree or disagree with what the show offers, having a truly open platform upon which to voice concerns, spread information, and ridicule the odd pundit here and there is something that the community as a whole will always need.

I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to Jeff Gerhardt, Kevin Hill, Arne Flones, Doc Searls, and Russell Pavlicek for getting this show on the air week after week and demonstrating to the community that no project, however large, is too big for open source to tackle.

And I plan to listen to the next incarnation of The Linux Show, when (not if) it starts up again.

Blessings and peace, gentlemen.

Brian Proffitt
Managing Editor
Linux Today