Scale 8x: Linux Expo LA


For more information, contact:
Orv Beach ? 877-831-2569 x120 / orv @
Larry Cafiero ? 831-335-7303 / larry @


LOS ANGELES ? Want to turn your older laptop into a digital Ferrari? Need to get a better idea how the GPL
works? How about taking a closer look at the latest on Moblin? A variety of presenters on these and other
topics ? along with exhibitors and sponsors ? wasted little time signing up for the Southern California
Linux Expo (ScaLE 8x), the first-of-the-year Linux exhibition taking place from Feb. 19-21, 2010, at the
Los Angeles Airport Westin.

Several prominent Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) experts have already had their presentations for
SCALE 8X accepted, including:

– Aaron Seigo, ?The Magic and Wonder of KDE4;?

– Bradley Kuhn, ?Demystifying GPL Enforcement: Using the Law To Uphold Copyleft;?

– Ronald Minnich, ?Ten million and One Penguins;?

– Akkana Peck, ?Featherweight Linux: How to turn a netbook or older laptop into a Ferrari;?

– Pete Kronowitt, ?The latest on Moblin;?

– Jeff Maier, ?Tips and Techniques for Improving Embedded Linux Startup Time;?

– Tarus Balog, ?So, You Think You Want to Start an Open Source Business?

SCALE?s annual Open Source Software in Education (OSSIE) and Women In Open Source (WIOS) tracks will be
held on Friday, Feb. 19, and papers are also This year OSSIE?s focus is on Open Source in classrooms today.
WIOS continues last year?s work in encouraging women of all ages to participate in the FOSS community.
Both of these annual events join the SCALE University training program, presented by the League of
Professional System Administrators (LOPSA). Classes at SCALE U give attendees a more intense and personal
learning experience than a seminar.

Exhibitors which have signed up so far include, CAcert, Coreboot, Debian, Drupal, Electronic
Frontier Foundation, Fedora, FreeBSD, GNOME, GNUStep, Haiku, Hewlett-Packard, Inkscape, KDE, Linux
Astronomy, NetBSD, No Starch Press, One Laptop Per Child, OpenBSD, OpenNMS, OpenSUSE, PostgreSQL, QuinnCo
Inc., Splunk, Tek Systems, Ubuntu, Xen and Zenoss.

Registration is also now open to attendees.
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Call for Papers: []


Women In Open Source:

Open Source in Education: []

SCALE University: []

SCALE Sponsors: []

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