|| ||SCALE Team <scale-announce-AT-socallinuxexpo.org>|
|| ||SCALE Is Almost Here!|
|| ||Mon, 9 Feb 2009 21:52:37 -0800|
Free and Open Source software can save you money. Whether you're running a business or are a
computer user, FOSS software is high-quality software that can be quite inexpensive. Smart
organizations know that, and they come to SCALE, and sponsor SCALE. And because the FOSS
community continues its vibrant growth unabated, there were more than enough organizations to fill
the "dotORG" booths at this month's Expo: SCALE is full! And if you ever had any doubt about the
health of the Open Source community, the almost 150 submittals for 45 Expo speaker slots is apt
testimony to it.
And SCALE continues to grow as "the place to meet". Witness the groups that are 'rendezvousing' at
SCALE: Zenoss, Fedora, Subversion, and the Ubuntu Bug Jam. And many other FOSS groups are
utilizing the BOF rooms for face-to-face meetings.
One of the primary motivations behind SCALE is to educate people about free and open source
software and to encourage them to become members of the community. So we are encouraging the
attendees of the Women in Open Source conference to bring a friend who is not currently a member of
the FOSS community. This could be someone who might have an interest in Free and Open Source
Software but does not know how to start, or believes that switching away from Windows is too
difficult. We will have a limited supply of "Friends of FOSS Bundles" with various items to help
people started with FLOSS. If you're planning to bring a friend, please let us know (email
email@example.com) so that we can ensure that we have enough bundles.
So now there are even more reasons to come to SCALE 7x. But the Expo is less than two weeks away!
Don't wait - to register, go to https://socallinuxexpo.org/reg7/. The Westin LAX still has rooms
available to rent, too. See http://scale7x.socallinuxexpo.org/conference-info/hotel_info to
reserve your room.
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