Industry Expert Mitch Kapor Added to OSDL Enterprise Linux Summit Keynote Lineup


Beaverton, Ore. December 8, 2004 – The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), a global consortium dedicated to accelerating the adoption of Linux in the
enterprise, today announced that along with OSS notables Linus Torvalds, Andrew Morton and Brian Behlendorf, Mitch Kapor will keynote OSDL’s premier Enterprise
Linux Summit. Deemed as a must-see, this provocative keynote discussion will focus around the increasing importance of Linux and open source software in
today’s complex IT environment. The panel keynote entitled “‘An Open Conversation’ with OSS Notables,” will be moderated by OSDL CEO Stuart Cohen and is taking
place on Tuesday, February 1, 2005.

Mr. Kapor is the President and Chair of the Open Source Applications Foundation, a non-profit organization he founded in 2001 to promote the development and
acceptance of high-quality application software developed and distributed using open source methods and licenses.

OSDL’s Enterprise Linux Summit is scheduled to take place January 31 – February 2, 2005 in Burlingame, CA, USA. The Summit conference tutorials and sessions
are designed to address the needs of senior level IT managers, corporate developers and ISVs who want to learn more about successful enterprise deployment of
Linux solutions and how to successfully integrate Linux into their overall IT infrastructure. For a schedule of conference tutorials, sessions and more
details, visit

OSDL is a member-supported, non-profit organization dedicated to the acceleration of Linux. The Enterprise Linux Summit is sponsored by OSDL and its member
companies. The base conference fee is $595.00. A $50.00 off the base price, early bird discount is available to all until December 17, 2004. A $100.00 discount
off the base price is exclusively available to OSDL members. Base prices for the tutorials are $250.00 per half day session, or $400.00 for the full day. To
register, visit


About Open Source Development Labs (OSDL)

OSDL – home to Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux – is dedicated to accelerating the growth and adoption of Linux. Founded in 2000 by CA, Hitachi, HP, IBM,
Intel and NEC, OSDL is a non-profit organization at the center of Linux supported by a global consortium of Linux customers and IT industry leaders. OSDL
sponsors industry-wide initiatives around Linux in telecommunications, in the enterprise data center and on corporate desktops. The Lab also provides Linux
expertise and computing and test facilities in the United States and Japan available to developers around the world. Visit OSDL on the Web at

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