LinuxPlanet: LinuxWorld Expo–More Suits, But Plenty Of Sandals

“With only the Day One figures fully calculated, LinuxWorld
looks likely to come close to–and possibly to exceed–last year’s
attendance of around 18,000, according to Rob Scheschareg, VP of
sales, marketing & product development for IDG World Expo.
“This is at a time when some other shows are losing a lot of
attendance,” Scheschareg maintains.

“For trade shows like LinuxWorld and MacWorld, he says, IDG uses
advisory boards to keep a close eye on the interests of the
development community. Statistically, though, corporate attendees
represent the fastest growing attendee segment at LinuxWorld.

“‘This is a reflection of what’s been happening with Linux
itself,’ he adds. Businesses have recognized the cost advantages of
Linux for some time now. At this point, they’re starting to explore
other capabilities, such as scaleability and security, according to


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