Reign of Freedom: Indiana Linux Fest starts April 13

Posted by lcafiero on Apr 3, 2012 4:50 AM EDT
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Ian Murdock, founder of Debian, and Amber Graner, User Experience and Community Specialist for Linaro, keynote the second annual Indiana Linux Fest in Indianapolis on the weekend of April 13-15. ILF hosts a wide range of talks, has exhibitors and offers certification testing.

INDIANAPOLIS - The second annual Indiana LinuxFest is cheduled for the middle of April, and will bring the "reign of freedom" with it.

The Wyndham Indianapolis West Hotel will once again host the event, which will be the weekend of April 13-15, 2012.

The opening keynote speaker will be Amber Graner, User Experience and Community Specialist for Linaro. The closing keynote will be given by Ian Murdock, the founder of Debian and currently the Vice President of Platform Services at ExactTarget.

The Indiana LinuxFest is about community, information, and friends, and strives to bring the free and open-source software community together for more than just information gathering. It will be a place for people to network, communicate, and have a good time.

In the context of free and open-source software, "free" refers to the freedom to copy, re-use and change the software, rather than change the price of the software. This is an alternative to the traditional "closed source" or "proprietary" software model.

The inaugural Indiana LinuxFest, held back in March, had more than 220 attendees and more than two dozen speakers. This year, organizers are looking to make the event even bigger.

On Friday, April 13, ILF schedules the professional talks, as well as certification training. On Saturday, April 14, ILF holds the talks for beginners through experts, as well as vendor booths. The Hackerspace, which was a popular feature last year, will also be Saturday. On Sunday, April 15, ILF hosts certification testing.

Registration for Indiana LinuxFest is free, but there will be an optional supporter package available, which will include an event t-shirt and boxed lunch on Saturday.

The one thing that would make the 2012 Indiana LinuxFest better... is you.

Sponsors opportunities are also available for those wishing to support ILF. There are a variety of sponsorship levels available, from getting your company name on the event down to getting an insert into the swag bag that is handed out to attendees.

For more information, to register as an attendee, or to sign up as a sponsor, visit

[MEDIA: The media contact for Indiana Linux Fest is Matthew Williams. He can be reached at]

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