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The 2006 Desktop Developers Conference in Ottawa is now over and here is a summary. I was able to attend most of the sessions, but unfortunately not all ("real work" got in the way).
The Linux Symposium is a core technology conference, targeting software developers working on the Linux kernel, OS infrastructure, security, networking, and related research projects. With attendees coming from over 30 different countries, the Symposium is the single most comprehensive collection of Linux experts in the world.
Desktop Developers Conference
The Desktop Developers Conference is targetted at those developers who are contributing to the development of desktop distributions, application and ISV development, application integration, and operating system infrastructure intended to improve the desktop user experience.
Ten years ago, on July 8th, 1996, the PostgreSQL project went on the Internet via a small web server in Toronto. To commemorate that event -- as well as offer a chance for many members of our community to meet for the first time, in person -- we will be having a small conference from July 8 to 9 in Toronto, Canada.
This 2-day event will feature numerous presentations and community sessions to let community members share their knowledge. Many major contributors to PostgreSQL will be there, and most of them will be speaking or leading coding sessions: Tom Lane, Bruce Momjian, Tatsuo Ishii, Gavin Sherry, Neil Conway and more. At the event we will also discuss and coordinate community advocacy and fundraising efforts.
SHARE is the North American user group for users of IBM mainframe (aka System z) servers. SHARE (not an acronym, it is what we do) has a very active Linux program covering Linux in general and Linux on mainframes. SHARE has two meetings per year and I made two presentations at SHARE this week in Seattle.
Open Computing and Linux provides an overview of Open Computing and Linux from the "IBM point of view".
Linux on IBM System z provides an overview of virtualization and server consolidation and how Linux on System z can be used in this environment.
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