Bangalore, August 25th, 2002:
The Bangalore Linux User Group today announced that India's premier Linux
and Opensource event - Linux Bangalore/2002 - will be held on December 3-5,
2002, in Bangalore, India.
LB/2002 follows the unquestioned success of last year's event (Linux
Bangalore/2001), which saw the participation of thousands of particpants,
attending more than 60 talks by both Indian and foreign speakers.
The event will again feature numerous talks, workshops and panel
discussions, exposing developers, users, corporate IT decision makers and
government agencies to the lates in Linux and OpenSource based technologies
Speakers are drawn from the industry as well as the development community
from across India and abroad.
The BLUG announced that, in addition to the technical and orientational
talks, the event will this year include an exhibition to allow organisations
to present Linux and OpenSource based solutions.
BLUG coordinator Kingsly John said that the entire event was conceived and
managed by a group of managers drawn from the BLUG.
The event would be funded by sponsors. "We will be approaching giants such
as HP, IBM, Wipro, Infosys and the Tatas, who, like a majority of the
industry today, have an extremely heavy involvement with Linux" said BLUG
advisor Atul Chitnis. Last year's event received unprecedented sponsor
interest from HP ISO, who funded the entire event.
About the Bangalore Linux Users Group
The Bangalore Linux Users Group or the BLUG is a group of Linux users in
Started in 1994, the BLUG became a registered non-profit, voluntary
organisation in 2000. It works to promote Linux and OpenSource technologies,
and has thousands of members.
The BLUG has a lot of activities - apart from the tech-talks at every meet,
it also participates in most IT-related event that takes place in in
Bangalore, and often coordinates with other LUGs in India to ensure that
India knows all about Linux!
The BLUG has previously organized the Linux-India community's presence at
IT.Com '99, IT.Com '2000, and Wrox Press' Bang!inux 2000 and 2001. Thanks
to the participation by the community in these events, facilitated by the
BLUG, Linux no longer remains
just another concept, but is on the way to becoming a very popular Indian
operating system. At IT.Com'99, various Indian Linux user groups, with the
Bangalore Linux user group at their center, were educating businesses and
engineers about Linux. The purpose was served as was seen in IT.Com'2000.
More about the BLUG can be found at http://linux-bangalore.org
About Linux Bangalore/2002
Like LB/2001, the conference covers interest areas in Linux technology and
development. There are over 50 sessions in five parallel tracks with an
equal number of national and international speakers. Speakers are a mix of
technologists, Linux developers, Systems experts and evangelists fro India
The technology showcase is a new addition in LB/2002. The showcase will
consist of an exposition of Linux technologies and products from the
More information about the event can be found at http://linux-bangalore.org/2002
About Linux Bangalore/2001
Linux Bangalore/2001 was a three day conference on understanding and using
Linux technologies. This conference covered a large number of areas that
included Core Linux technologies, Open Source, Embedded Systems and other
allied technologies. Linux Bangalore/2001 drew participation from many user
groups in India.
The primary audience for this event were the core (or potential) Linux-using
community of developers (/dev), system administrators (/adm), users (/usr)
and CxO/Managers/Decision makers (/cxo).
More than 3000 delegates and over 60 speakers attended the Conference. Linux
Bangalore/2001 was sponsored by Hewlett Packard (India Software Operations).
For more information about the event, please visit http://linux-bangalore.org/2002
For more information about the BLUG, please visit http://linux-bangalore.org
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