"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
"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
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