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[Linux-aus] Re: [Osia-discuss] Open Source Forum - Linux on the Desktop

A final note, please RSVP to pia at linux.org.au if you are attending,
as we are organising some catering for the event.


On Mon, 2005-02-21 at 08:36 +1100, Pia Smith wrote:
> 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
> Agenda:
> 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