Issue #9 July 2005

Join Red Hat at Linux conferences in San Francisco and South Wales

Red Hat's on the road again this summer, coming to a city near you. (if you live in California or the UK). But it's not too late to make your travel plans. Individuals from Red Hat will be speaking on topics ranging from the latest Linux and open source technology to the state of open source today. Stop by and see us.

LinuxWorld San Francisco

LinuxWorld® Conference & Expo is the most comprehensive marketplace for open source products and services, and Red Hat will be front and center with a strong presence. This year's LinuxWorld is being held in San Francisco from August 8-11.

Mark Webbink, Deputy General Counsel and Secretary of Red Hat, will give a keynote presentation on software protection and the impact on innovation. Tom Rabon, Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Red Hat, will join a panel of leading open source personalities to shed light on the explosive growth of Linux and open source and answer the question "What does it all mean?"

Learn more and register

2005 Linux Conference in South Wales

From August 4-7, Swansea, South Wales is playing host to the 2005 Linux Conference on the campus of the University of Wales, Swansea. This event is being organized by the UK Unix User's Group (UKUUG).

This conference is held in a different UK location each year and will feature some of the latest developments in the Linux and free/open source software world. This year's keynote speaker is Dave Miller (a Red Hat systems engineer), who is currently the Linux networking maintainer and SPARC64 port maintainer. Many other topics will be covered by the conference from Python to Xen and to e-Government.

In addition, Mark Taylor of the Open Source Consortium (OSC) will be giving a State of the Nation update on the progress to make open source a more widely accepted part of public sector procurement in the UK.

Following the tradition of previous years, the first day of the conference will feature three tutorials. The first is an all day tutorial on advanced Linux networking. There are also two half-day tutorials on vim and zsh. The talks are then held over the following two and a half days in two streams. The conference dinner, held on the Friday evening, will also feature the keynote address.

The UKUUG can be contacted via phone on +44 (0)1763 273475 or email