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LinuxPlanet: OSDL Linux Summit--A Conference with Some Differences

Dec 30, 2004, 21:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jacqueline Emigh)

"At first glance, the upcoming OSDL (Open Source Development Lab) Linux Summit looks more or less like any other industry conference. Actually, though, organizers of the summit--set for January 31 to February 2, 2005 in Burlingame, CA--followed 'exactly the opposite' course of action in putting together the first-time event, according to Nelson Pratt, the OSDL's director of marketing.

"In checking out existing Linux conferences, the OSDL saw certain holes, Pratt said, in an interview with LinuxPlanet. There was nothing available that fully met the OSDL's mission of 'accelerating the adoption of Linux in the enterprise.'

"The summit coming up early next year features separate tracks for technical pros, legal specialists, and business decision-makers, all tailored to speeding up enterprise adoption..."

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