By Brian Proffitt
The Toronto-based conference Real World Linux will have a new
name and a new face next April. IDG World Expo has confirmed that
the show, formerly managed by publishing company Real World Linux,
Inc., is now under the auspices of IDG and will be called
LinuxWorld Conference and Expo Canada.
The show will join a grown stable of conferences and expos that
the Framingham, Massachusetts-based firm is creating and
maintaining under the LinuxWorld brand across the world.
This year, LinuxWorld Expos (LWEs) have taken or will take place
in Tokyo, Beijing, Milan, London, Utrecht, and Frankfurt. The “new”
Toronto show will be added to IDG’s line up in 2005.
IDG’s Group VP Warwick Davies has hinted that there may be
additional international shows in 2005, but declined to comment on
their possible locations, citing ongoing negotiations.
Real World Linux has occured twice since its inception in 2003.
The first RWL show drew 1,863 attendees, according to show
organizers, and the 2004 show drew over 3,000.
The 2005 show is still being organized, though the dates (April
18-20 for the conference and April 19-20 for the expo) are set.
Check the still-under-development Web site
for more details in upcoming months.