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Application Dev.Trends: Open Sourcers Flock to San Francisco for LinuxWorld

Aug 15, 2006, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John K. Waters)

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"The two or three holdouts who remain unconvinced that open-source software is serious business should take a gander at my inbox. I can't remember the last time I was bombarded with so many press releases, event notices, and vendor-interview requests for a tech show. I feel likeDresden, circa 1945!

"The tech show generating this furious electronic pelting is, of course, the West Coast edition of the biannual LinuxWorld Conference and Expo, underway this week in San Francisco. More than 10,000 attendees are expected to swarm into the Moscone Center for half a dozen keynotes, 200-plus exhibitor displays, and more than a hundred panels and sessions. Keynoters at this year's event include, among others, Creative Commons founder and Stanford law prof Lawrence Lessig, Intel's GM Richard Wirt, and XenSource CEO Peter Levine. The exhibitor list includes marquee names like IBM, HP, Motorola, Intel, Oracle, SAP, and CA..."

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