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Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 16:12:13 +0100
From: Martin Schulze <joey@finlandia.infodrom.north.de>
To: Linux Weekly News <lwn@lwn.net>
Subject: LinuxTag 2001 - Exhibition and Conference


LinuxTag (http://www.linuxtag.org/) is Europes largest exhibition and
conference covering Linux and Free Software.  It takes place from 5th
to 8th of July at the exhibition fair of Stuttgart, Germany.  There
will be about 70 hours of free conference program, like there was last
year.  The LinuxTag people again are looking for competent speakers
for all areas of Linux and Free Software.  Check out their Call for
This year non-LinuxTag people have been invited to join the program
committee to select the best and most interesting talks.

Talks may cover any subject around Unix, Linux and Free Software.
LinuxTag is looking especially for introductions, new and trailblazing
programs, practical use of Linux, concepts of distributions, system
administration, programming etc.

Last year Alan Cox was there, admitting "how the LinuxTag office
people were even concious this many days in is beyond me."  Even
Illiad from Userfriendly made a comment: "I'm very much looking
forward to the event next year, and I heartily recommend the show to
anyone who wants to attend a conference and exhibition that refuses to
neglect any of the elements that make our community and industry
sector as interesting as they are."

The interesting story about LinuxTag is that the entire exhibition and
conference is organized by people from the community, using free
software methods, interesting both the community and the business
while still keeping it free of entrance fees while still providing a
maximum of information.  LinuxTag has been the exhibition of choice
for many Free Software projects when it gets to running a booth in a
professional environment.  It is also the exhibition of choice for
commercial organizations when it comes to presenting them the public.
This year not only space for business booths has been increased but
also available space for projects.



Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct,
not tried it.  -- Donald E. Knuth