Linux Bangalore/2003 announced
India's biggest annual Open Source event to take place on December 2/3/4, 2003
Bangalore 19-Nov-2003: Linux Bangalore/2003, India's biggest and most popular Linux and Open Source event, will take palce at Bangalore on December 2/3/4, making it the third year that this event has been organised.
What differentiates this event from commercial events (that are typically driven by vendors) is that this event is completely conceived, organised and driven by the Open Source community, focussing on technology talks and a technology expo.
Linux Bangalore/2003 continues to work on the basis of its low-cost model - delegates pay only Rs.300 (US$6.50 - Rs.500/US$11 for people who do not register on the website) to have access to all the talks and subevents. The registration fee includes lunch and snacks and a conference T-Shirt. The event itself is funded entirely by sponsorships and sale of expo space.
If someone would think that low-cost means low quality - think again! Over the three days, this event will feature almost 100 talks from well known Open Source technologists such as Miguel de Icaza (Mono/Ximian), Rasmus Lerdorf (PHP), Nat Friedman (Ximian), Jeremy Zawodny (MySQL/Yahoo), Bdale Garbee (Debian), Harald Welte (iptables) and others, along with a variety of well known community and industry speakers, including Gopi Garge, Kishore Bhargava, Atul Chitnis, Sirtaj Singh Kang, Naba Kumar, Sudhakar 'Thaths' Chandrasekharan and others.
And to end each day, the organizers have planned the screening of a movie, a fusion music concert by the renowned fusion group Laya Taranga, and a rock concert by the well known group Phenom.
The event, which consistently has drawn thousands of developers, implementors and enthusiasts from across the world, is sponsored by Linux and Open Source supporters HP, Novell and Exocore, with a number of industry and government bodies endorsing the event as well.
Bangalore, already the IT capital of India, is quickly becoming a hothouse for Open Source development, with companies like Ximian/Novell, IBM, HP and others setting up development centres there.
About Linux Bangalore/2003:
Linux Bangalore/2003 is India's premier Linux/OpenSource event. This annual event brings together professionals and enthusiasts from India, Asia and the rest of the world for a three day Applied Technology Conference.
For more information about the event, please visit
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