Third Fedora User conference comes to London during LinuxWorld in October

London

United States, September 1, 2005
The Fedora Project, a Red Hat-sponsored and community-supported open source project, today announced that the third Fedora User and Developer Conference (FUDCon) will take place on the second day of this years LinuxWorld in London on 6th October, 2005 at the Olympia Exhibition Centre. Following successful conferences of the Fedora Community in Boston in February and during Linux Tag in Karlsruhe, Germany in June this year, this third conference will further enable Fedora participants in the UK to exchange their views on various topics around the current state of the Fedora Project including infrastructure and development issues.


This London session of FUDCon will feature a series of presentations from prominent members of the Fedora Project, both from Red Hat and the Fedora community on topics from virtualisation (Xen project) and security to the Directory Server as follows:


- Red Hat representative Michael Tiemann, VP of Open Source Affairs and Red Hat fellow Alan Cox will deliver the keynotes


- Mark Cox, Lead of the Security Response team at Red Hat will be reporting on the latest issues around security


- Daniel Veillard, Software Engineer will be presenting the latest development in the Xen virtualisation project


- Alasdair Kergon, Principal Software Engineer will talk about Red Hats deployment for LVM


- Jon Fautley will talk about the Fedora Directory Server



"The success of the first two FUDCon demonstrated a real need for regular face to face discussions within the community, beyond the usual online dialogue. FUDCon remains the ideal platform for this where Red Hat continues to actively participate, as the close co-operation with the community remains a top priority for us.", says Mark Cox, Leader of Red Hats security response team.


As well as FUDCon activities at LinuxWorld, Red Hat will also be present at the expo with the latest Red Hat solutions on Stand B5. For more information, please visit http://fedoraproject.org/fudcon or contact the Fedora Project Press team at press@fedoraproject.org.


Anyone interested in the Conference is asked to register by E-mail: fudcon-register@fedoraproject.org.



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