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Interview with Amanda McPherson of LinuxCon in Portland

Jul 10, 2009, 12:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Mobily)

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"A few important names...
To me they’re all important, but here are a few very well known indivuals who are speaking at Linuxcon: Bob Sutor, VP of Linux and Open Source at IBM, Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Ubuntu, Greg KH, kernel developer, Matt Asay, Alfresco executive and popular CNET blogger, Joe Brockmeier, OpenSuse Community Manager and some guy named Linus Torvalds. :)

"OK, the fun part: was there a moment when you honestly wondered if you’d be able to pull the conference off?

"My mind goes back to the genesis of Linuxcon. The Linux Plumbers Conference community team approached us about starting a bigger and more broad Linux conference, and I thought it was a great idea. There is a need for something technical, fun and community-based (not run by a for profit who is most interested in money). The only time I wondered if we would pull it off was during the presentation on Linuxcon I gave to the board of directors of the Linux Foundation. I did my spiel and then held my breath during a short pause before they responded. Soon enough they all just started asking question and agreed that it was a great idea. Ever since then it’s been smooth sailing."

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