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Feb 20, 2007, 18:30 (2 Talkback[s])
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"IDG's East Coast Linux gathering is now officially called the LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit (LWOSS). The inaugural 2007 version of the renamed conference was held February 14 and 15 in the conference area of the Marriott Marquis hotel in Manhattan, not in a huge convention center. Despite the longer name, it was such a cute little conference that I kept wanting to pat it on its head. But sometimes smaller is better, and in many ways this 600-person LWOSS was more fun and more informative than its larger Boston and New York predecessors.

"This was a business-to-business show. The presentations were aimed almost purely at companies either using open source (and Linux) already and thinking of expanding their open source (and Linux) use or at companies considering at least a little use of open source (and Linux) in the future. This was not a show of, by, and for geeks--except for those geeks who have moved into management or marketing..."

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