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08 October 2008, 09:55

LinuxWorld to become OpenSource World

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The LinuxWorld expo is to become part of a new OpenSource World expo. The move, announced by the San Francisco event's organiser IDG, schedules the new expo to take place over August 10th to the 13th in 2009.

Melinda Kendall, vice president and general manager for the new event said "In the past ten years the open source market has evolved tremendously. In 1999, it made perfect sense to create the LinuxWorld event, an exclusively Linux show. But, over the years, the event expanded beyond just Linux" and went on to explain that the new show was designed to reflect the fact that Linux was one of "hundreds of increasingly successful open source projects".

The new event will be occurring less than a month after the newly-relocated San Jose-based OSCON 2009, previously held in Portland, Oregon, which runs from July 20th to 24th. OpenSource World will have technical sessions on enterprise IT including security , virtualisation, power efficiency and other topical themes, with keynotes from industry leaders and an exhibition floor which will be shared with IDG's Next Generation Data Centre event.


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