LinuxWorld Expands To OpenSource World Conference & Expo

The LinuxWorld announcement mentioned in this post has officially been released. From an email I got last night:

As a valued member of our LinuxWorld conference speaker community, we wanted you to be among the first to hear of the launch of OpenSource World Conference & Expo, a new event that will focus on open source software and all things Linux. Appended below is a press release that will cross the wire tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. announcing this transition; until that time we request that you do not disseminate this information.

OpenSource World will include the key features of LinuxWorld, but will offer a strong focus on supporting and enlarging not only the Linux market, but the overarching open source technology umbrella. OpenSource World is scheduled to take place August 10-13, 2009, at San Francisco’s Moscone Center.

For more information, visit the OpenSource World website at

Despite the success of smaller community events, I think there’s still a place for Linux^W OpenSource World and am glad to see IDG putting renewed effort into the event. To be honest, the show has been about more than just “Linux” for a long time now anyway.


OSCON leaving Oregon and moving to the Bay

While I heard quite a few rumors about this happening, it was still a bit sad to see that OSCON is officially leaving Portland. It’s not that I don’t like San Francisco, I actually like it quite a bit. It’s that even those of us that don’t live in the Bay Area are there quite a bit. I always looked forward to OSCON because it was the only time I ever made it out to Portland. The linked article also makes mention of the possible demise of LinuxWorld, which Melinda refutes in the first comment. It will be interesting to see what the announcements she references are.


Join at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo

If you’re in the San Francisco area or are planning on attending the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo, be sure to stop by the LQ booth in the .org pavilion. The event is being held at the Moscone Center and runs August 5-7. See you in San Fran.


LinuxWorld UK Postponed

(via Dave) It looks like LinuxWorld UK has been postponed:

It is with regret that we must announce that LinuxWorld Conference & Expo 2007 has been postponed until spring 2008.

We have reached this decision following feedback from potential sponsors and exhibitors who feel that the event is too close to the Linux Kernel Summit. By delaying the show, we will be able to ensure that the content and programme are a true reflection of the needs of the Linux and Open Source communities.

We hope to be in touch shortly with new dates.

I was really looking forward to going to London in October, so am a bit disappointed by the news. Citing crossover with the Linux Kernel Summit does seem a bit odd, as Dave points out. I’m seeing if I can get any additional information now.


Off to LinuxWorld

Just about ready to leave for the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco. If you’re attending the Expo be sure to stop by the .org Pavilion and say hello. In addition to exhibiting I’ll be participating in the “Ask the Experts” Q&A session and will help in selecting the 2007 Product Excellence Awards. See you in San Fran.


LQ will be in the .org Pavilion at the San Francisco LinuxWorld Expo

I’m happy to announce that will be in the .org Pavilion at the upcoming LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco. If you’ll be near the Moscone Center between August 7-9, be sure to stop by .org booth 9 and say hello. You can use priority code N0113 to get a Free exhibit hall pass or 20% off a conference pass. See you in San Fran!

Conference Invite (pdf)


IT 360 and LinuxWorld Canada

I’ll be attending the IT 360 and LinuxWorld Canada expo in Toronto tomorrow. If you’ll be there and would like to connect, drop me a line and we can work out the details. LQ is once again a sponsor for the event. Information on how to get a discount to this, and other events that LQ sponsors, can be found here.


Linux and Open Source Conference Discount Codes

I’m just booking some upcoming conference travel (in this case OSBC). As you may know, LQ is a sponsor of quite a few fantastic Linux and Open Source conferences. As a result of that, we’re able to offer you some discounts. Here’s a partial list – as I get more I’ll bump this post. If you run a conference that LQ doesn’t sponsor, but you think should, drop me a line. Without further ado and in no particular order:

The 2007 MySQL Conference & Expo: 10% off using mys07lqt
Ubuntu Live: 10% + $150 off using ubu07lqt
OSCON: 10% off using os07lqt
LinuxWorld Canada: 25% off if you register before April 11th

If you’ll be attending any of this conferences and would like to meet up (I’m attending most, but not all), let me know.


LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit Wrap-up

The Summit is now officially over. All and all a good show. The 'Ask the Experts' panel was the first unconference like event held at a LinuxWorld and based on this one they will likely move forward with future ones, which I was glad to hear. We tried a more conversational approach today and I think it worked much better. There is even some talk of remote video questions being an option in the future. I once again meet a bunch of great people and of course got to catch up with some people I haven't seen in a while. Chatted with Evan Prodromou about OpenID and MediaWiki for a while and I'm happy to announce we'll be rolling that out in the very near future. While not on the Ask the Experts panel I was able to attend a couple sessions. While some were not quite as technical as an expo like SCALE, the content was still very good. Microsoft threw a reception last night at the top of the hotel which was fairly well attended. The 49th floor rotates and has an amazing view of the city. Afterward I grabbed some dinner with a group that contained only one non-Jeremy (what are the odds on that ;) I think Jeremy White was kind enough to offer Don Marti temporary honorary Jeremy status. I definitely look forward to participating in this unconference style event anywhere they plan on offering it in the future. Thanks for having me Don.

See you in NYC

My plane leaves in a couple hours (yes, packing would probably be a more judicious use of my time right now than blogging) and if the weather cooperates I should be in NYC by 6PM. A reminder that if you're in the area make sure to check out the LinuxWorld OpenSolutions Summit. I'll be participating in the “Ask the Experts” session. I hear it's going to be unconference style and the rest of the panel looks awesome. If you are in NYC and would like to connect, feel free to drop me a line.