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

Bret Busby wrote:
On Tue, 22 Feb 2005, Tim Bowden wrote:

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.

But those groups have very clear things in common -- they care about future directions for the kernel / userspace; they care about learning about what other people are doing in that environment; and they don't care what the FreeBSD kernel people are doing.



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http://www.stillhq.com            |  the earth"
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Linux.conf.au 2005 -- Quite like an excellent Linux and Open Source
conference. http://lca2005.linux.org.au