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Ohio Linux Fest [September 25-26] � Back to the Future of Linux!

Jun 30, 2009, 18:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul (FeriCyde) Ferris)

"This year you will gain the perspective of Time. This year, in honor of the 40th anniversary of Unix, the OLF organizers have lined up as the featured keynote speaker Doug McIlroy, a major contributor to the great grandfather of Linux and a direct contributor to code that powers many of the Unix products of today. Doug invented the concept of pipes—inter-process data streams that no true Unix / Linux geek can live without. Almost all modern operating systems either benefit directly or borrow from Doug's ideas.

"Doug, literally, has perspective that few can claim.

"Adding to this perspective will be Peter H. Salus. Peter is a venerable technological historian. Among his books are "A Quarter Century of UNIX," "Casting the Net," and (most recently) "The Daemon, the Gnu and the Penguin."

"Rounding out these views will be a forward-looking talk by Keynote speaker and Linux Journal editor Shawn Powers. Shawns' talk, entitled "Fixing the Economy with Linux", will focus upon the incredible opportunity that Free Software brings to the marketplace of Today."

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