NewsForge: Community Converges on Ohio LinuxFest

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“Trade shows such as LinuxWorld Conference & Expo (LWCE) are
all about business, and pay very little attention to the community
aspect of Linux. Ohio LinuxFest, by contrast, is put on entirely by
a loosely knit team of volunteer organizers, with help from
sponsors to fund the event. If last Saturday’s event was any
indication, the community is not only alive and well, it’s
thriving. More than 700 people attended this third annual event in

“The LinuxFest opened with a quick address from organizer Greg
Boehnlein, then a keynote from Chris Hicks, IBM Americas Linux on
Power Executive. Hicks’s keynote, ‘Architecture choices and
decision points,’ touched on the types of loads Linux can handle,
and focused (not surprisingly) on Linux running on IBM’s Power