October 16, 2001

Tonight on The Linux Show

Author: JT Smith

Tuesday, October 16th, 2001 from the home of Wayne's World, Aurora IL -- Tonight LIVE on
www.thelinuxshow.com:
At 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.... Kevin Hill, Jeff Gerhardt, PJ Hyett, Doc Searls(Linux Journal), Arne Flones and Russ Pavlicek; have another great show lined up tonight on The Linux Show!!
In Segment One - Hot News: We will be covering the hot Linux news of
the last few weeks while we have been absorbed by the world events. In particular, we will talk about the soon to be released WINDOWS XP.

In Segment Two- Jon "maddog" Hall on FREE BEER/FREE ALS
We are joined by Jon "maddog" Hall to discuss that the USENIX Association and the Atlanta Linux Showcase, Inc. jointly announced that they have offered FREE registration for ALS.

Because of the post September 11th world we now live in, many events are suffering. People are staying close to home, and many events are being canceled. In response to an uncertain political climate and the recent economic downturn, the USENIX Association and the Atlanta Linux Showcase, Inc. jointly announced today that they will offer free registration to everyone wishing to attend technical sessions at next month's Annual Linux Showcase & Conference in Oakland, California.

ALS, the former "Atlanta Linux Showcase" is one of the most unique events in the world for gathering together people who work on open source projects and get them face to face for a period of a few days. This allows for the creation of Open Source "Hot Houses" where programmers will go into a room and work intensively for 3 or 4 days writing code. ALS has historically been a community based event and has grown in scope and technical depth along with the open source community. It is a place for Linux developers to comfortably gather, compare notes, and create new ideas. ALS has always been where open source professionals can relax and discuss their projects and interests with their peers. This conference is important for making open source professionals aware of the issues, both political and technical, and to get them mobilized to address them. And to have fun.
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The 5th Annual Linux Showcase and Conference
November 5-10, 2001
Oakland Marriott City Center
Oakland, California
http://www.linuxshowcase.org

In Segment Three- We are NOT alone- or how economic changes have impacted the entire IT industry Is this actually an opportunity?
We will discuss Jeff's recent return from ISPCON and the conversations he had had with infrastructure vendors and service providers. All this worry about the demise of the Linux Industry group is small potatoes compared with the wholesale implosion of the Internet business fueled by the failure of all the harebrained Dot Com's of the late 1990's.

So, we propose the thesis, Is the current economic trend actually an opportunity of people who have based their business model on Open Source technologies?

Other opinions are welcome at GeekCast. If you would like to join us on the show, check our IRC Chat(irc.thelinuxshow.com #linuxshow).

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