PC World: Linux Backers Plan Microsoft Shadow Conference

“Microsoft’s Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC)
this year will get some open-source competition. Linux proponents
plan to hold the first-ever FreedomHEC conference for Linux
hardware engineers immediately following the Microsoft gathering in
late May.

“The first-ever FreedomHEC conference, scheduled to begin in
Seattle the day after WinHEC with free admission for WinHEC
attendees, will feature informational sessions about how to make a
variety of hardware devices run Linux effectively, according to a
Web site about the conference…”