Ubuntu Live 2008 has been canceled

A heads up to those of you who were planning on attending Ubuntu Live 2008 in Portland this July. The event has officially been canceled. From the site:

The Ubuntu Live conference, which was scheduled to take place July 21-22 in Portland, OR has been cancelled. We are planning to include some Ubuntu content in the O’Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON), also happening July 21-25 in Portland, Oregon. We invite those interested in future Ubuntu events and developments to watch http://www.ubuntu.com. For further inquiries, please contact pr@canonical.com.

I was looking forward to the event and as a sponsor LQ had just given away a gratis pass. More information as it becomes available.


Gratis Ubuntu Live 2008 Conference Pass

Are you interested in attending the second Ubuntu Live conference? It’s my pleasure to inform you that LQ is able to give away one $895 full conference pass absolutely free of charge. I attended the event last year and it was a very good one. With all that’s happened in the Ubuntu community since, I’m looking forward to attending again this year. If you’re interested in the gratis pass, head over to this thread for more information. Good luck.


Day 1 – Ubuntu Live

The first day of Ubuntu Live is coming to an end. One thing that has permeated the first day is the amount of energy in the Ubuntu community. People are excited and eager to get things done. While originally mostly a desktop distro, Ubuntu is scaling in multiple directions from there – from LTS on the server to the mobile and embedded edition. A certification ecosystem is also in the works. If the growth and energy can be maintained, the future for Ubuntu is certainly bright. Off to Fun, Food & Drink (sponsored by Canonical) now, but I’ll continue coverage tomorrow.