Raleigh News & Observer: Redhat drops Linux Expo 2000

[ Thanks to Natalie Foster for this link.

“For four days last May, the hotels were booked with Linux
lovers, and the Raleigh Convention and Conference Center was awash
with them — 4,000 in all. But Linux Expo 2000, which would have
been the fifth annual event, has been canceled by Durham-based Red
Hat, and the hard-core techies who adore the open-source computer
operating system are expressing their disappointment.”

“In response to inquiries Wednesday, Red Hat confirmed the
cancellation of the Expo with a terse statement: ‘The Expo won’t
happen this year. This doesn’t mean that the project is abandoned;
it just means that it won’t happen this year. We are very much
interested in keeping it alive.’ “

“The Linux Expo, which got its start as a techie-klatch at N.C.
State in 1995, grew each year and had a distinctly corporate feel
in 1999 with sponsors like IBM and Hewlett-Packard.”