Call for papers for the Sixth Annual Southern California Linux Expo

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Nov 5, 2007 11:21 PM EDT
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A call for papers for the Sixth Annual So Cal Linux Expo. Registration is now open, speakers and exhibitors are signing up steadily for the February 8th-10th event.

As attendee registration opens for the Sixth Annual So Cal Linux Expo, speakers and exhibitors are signing up steadily.

A few of the speakers and their topics are:

Akkana Peck. author of "Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional" will speak on "GIMP Demystified"; Jason Dixon of the OpenBSD Project will discuss high availability and fail-over in OpenBSD; Sven Oehme of IBM will speak on how to "Scale Out File Services using Samba and a Clustered Filesystem"; and Stormy Peters of OpenLogic will discuss the motivations behind coding for Open Source Software in her talk "Would you do it again for free?"

Some of the exhibitors that have committed to attending SCALE are Novell, IBM, Plain Black,Zenoss, and Hyperic.

Some of the non-profit organizations that will be exhibiting at SCALE: Damn Small Linux; Debian; Foresight Linux; Gentoo: GNOME; KDE; Inkscape; FreeBSD/PC-BSD; OpenBSD; NetBSD; and Ubuntu.

Over the last two SCALEs, the Expo has expanded to included specialized conferences on the Friday prior to SCALE. For SCALE 6x: the Women in Open Source conference will return for its second year, and the health care conference, (DOHCS) Demonstrating Open Source Health Care Systems, returns for a second time. Last year DOHCS was a single track. For SCALE 6X, DOHCS splits into two tracks, a technical track and a business track.

Newly added for SCALE 6X is a Friday conference on education: ("OSSIE") Open Source Software in Education, which focuses on opportunities for Open Source in the education arena.

If you have any experience in any of the above-mentioned areas, please consider sharing it with the Open Source community at SCALE: the calls for papers for SCALE and for the Friday conferences can be found at Submittal info for each conference can be found on their respective CFP pages. Don't wait - the calls close on November 30th!

If your organization or company is considering a booth on the SCALE Expo floor, apply for one soon. If you're a commercial entity, apply at: If you're a non-profit, apply to

Registration for SCALE 6X is now open! Register now at for SCALE in Los Angeles February 8th-10th, 2008!

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