Slashdot: The Bazaar squeezed near extinction by LinuxWorld Expo

In an open letter published on Slashdot, The Bazaar organizer
Steve Blood tells his woes and the current state of things.

The Bazaar committed to have a Linux conference at New York City
Javitts Center in March and then along came deep-pockets IDG with
the same idea for Silicon Valley and a week earlier.

Now The Bazaar could only get a few exhibitors–not enough to
pay the bills.

This writing is must reading for everyone who cares about Linux
and the open-source community. It gives much perspective and food
for thought into the open-source community’s current dynamics as
big money becomes involved.


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