"Despite the proliferation of LinuxWorld and other commercial
open source shows, several regional Linux organizations continue to
hold their own conferences and expos. Right now, for example, a
group of open sourcers in California is readying SCALE (Southern
California Linux Expo) 5x, an event slated to take place in Los
Angeles on February 9 to 11 of next year.
"Although the five-year-old conference focuses mainly on Linux,
participation isn't limited just to the Linux community, said Orv
Beach, a member of the dot org's public relations committee, in an
interview with LinuxPlanet.
"Instead, all organizations and individuals interested in open
source are welcome. For instance, non-Linux participants in SCALE
5x will include NetBSD, Gentoo, ReactOS, and Haiku, described by
Beach as 'an open source clone' of BeOS..."