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[SLUG] Open Source Forum - Linux on the Desktop - THIS WEEK!
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- Subject: [SLUG] Open Source Forum - Linux on the Desktop - THIS WEEK!
- From: Pia Smith <pia@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2005 07:46:40 +1100
- Organization: Linux Australia
- Reply-to: pia@xxxxxxxxxxxx
After the success of our first Open Source Forum last year, Linux
Australia decided to continue with the Forums. The Open Source Forums
take current topical issues and invite a variety of speakers from
different point of views to put forward their ideas. This is extremely
valuable for attendees as they are able to see a cross section of
different ideas and be in a better position to make an educated decision
on the issue.
The next Open Source Forum will be on "Linux on the Desktop". We've
invited 4 commercially supported Linux distribution companies to give a
brief talk on what makes them relevant, what their differentiators are
in this space, where they see the market, and a success story or two to
illustrate. There will also be a generic Linux desktop speaker from a
company who uses all of these desktop distributions and has practical
experience if each.
Date: 3rd March
Place: UTS Sydney Room 4.10, Level 4, Building 2, Broadway
RSVP: pia at linux.org.au
Provided: Light lunch and refreshments
12:00 - Introductions - Pia Smith (Linux Australia)
12:10 - Industry perspectives from 4 commercial Linux vendors:
* Red Hat - Dean Samuels
* Novell - Greg Kieser
* Sun - James Eagleton
* Canonical - Jeff Waugh
13:30 - Break for short lunch
14:00 - An overview of Linux on the Desktop - Mark Englaro (Si2)
14:30 - Panel discussion
15:00 - Close
Thanks all! Details are up on the website at
http://linux.org.au/projects/ under Open Source Forums. Take a moment to
check out our other projects.
Pia Smith <pia@xxxxxxxxxxxx>