[Linux-aus] Open Source Forum - Linux on the Desktop

Pia Smith pia at linux.org.au
Mon Feb 21 14:12:02 UTC 2005

Hi all,

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
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 - Laurie Wong
    * 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! I'll put details up on the website within a day or two at
http://linux.org.au/projects/ under Open Source Forums.

Pia Smith
Vice President
Linux Australia -- http://www.linux.org.au
linux.conf.au 2005 -- http://www.linux.conf.au

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