[Linux-aus] About a User Conference (was...)]

Bret Busby bret at busby.net
Wed Feb 23 08:10:05 UTC 2005

On Tue, 22 Feb 2005, Tim Bowden wrote:

> Time for me to come out of lurk mode, as this is an issue that I would
> like to see dealt with.
> On Tue, 2005-02-22 at 13:24 +1100, Andrew Cowie wrote:
>> On Mon, 2005-21-02 at 21:37 +0800, Bret Busby wrote:
> <snip>
>>> There are a number of possible audiences for Linux conferences, and
>>> catering for all of these, could probably be done at the same
>>> conference, if it was wanted.
> There are different linux audiences, and they are large enough and
> different enough to warrant keeping any non linux developer conf
> separate from lca.

Can we have a clarification here? The term "linux developer conf" - do 
you refer to developers of Linux, or to developers who use Linux?

There is a substantial difference. People like David Campbell, who 
developed the parallel port drivers, which were used for the Iomega Zip 
Drives, are different to people who develop web sites using 
Perl/PHP/Java and PostgreSQL/MySQL, etc, running on Linux.

Bret Busby
West Australia

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