"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..."