LinuxPlanet: maddog: Forum Will Answer Enterprise Questions
Sep 18, 2003, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"...Linux Today is the host for this semi-annual event, and as
the managing editor, I would love to say that this upcoming event's
strengths are all my idea. But that would be a huge falsehood. The
credit goes to the conference chairman, Linux International's Jon
'maddog' Hall, who has worked extensively with the program team and
the rest of the conference's organizers to put the agenda
together--while still continuing his extensive travels to the four
corners of the globe.
"I caught up with maddog this week and posed a few questions
about his philosophy behind creating this agenda, how corporations
and the community can get along, and why he's pretty calm about all
the issues flying around Linux these days.
"LinuxPlanet: You are the conference chair of the
upcoming Enterprise Linux Forum. Having done extensive work on the
program, what would be your first reaction to someone asking the
question 'why should I attend this show?'
"Jon 'maddog' Hall: Unlike a lot of Linux
events, this Forum has been 'scripted.' Most Linux events put out a
'call for papers' which then attract a lot of diverse abstracts.
The program committee then puts together 'tracks' which they think
will attract a certain audience. If they do not get an abstract in
a particular area, they do not have a talk in that area..."