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LinuxPlanet: LinuxWorld Reshuffles Its Trade Show & Conference Deck

Jul 28, 2006, 21:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

"With LinuxWorld San Francisco 2006 just around the corner, curiosity is hovering in the air over IDG's plans for future Linux and open source events. What's the bottom line on this subject from IDG's VP of LinuxWorld, Melinda Kendall?

"IDG will now start holding both LinuxWorld and another open source event--the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC)--on the West Coast only, Kendall confirmed during an interview with LinuxPlanet. Meanwhile, LinuxWorld Open Solutions Summit--slated for New York City in February--will be a 'brand new' event, not meant to replace any of IDG's previous East Coast offerings, according to the VP.

"'[LinuxWorld] is the umbrella event for the entire Linux and open source community,' Kendall said, as part of an effort to help position the three current offerings. As such, LinuxWorld will continue to be geared to both technical folks and business users. In contrast, OSBC constitutes more of a 'networking forum' for vendors, focusing on 'how [they can] make money from Linux and open source,' she told LinuxPlanet..."

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