As I had predicted earlier this year LinuxWorld is no more. Well not quite. LinuxWorld the big Linux show that occurs ever year in San Francisco is morphing into a new show called OpenSource World. The re-naming follows a move by O’Reilly to bring the OSCON conference to San Francisco earlier this year.
Frankly I think this is a bit odd in many ways. OSCON moves to the Bay so LinuxWorld – in the same year changes it’s name?
Luckily there will still be a named Linux conference – the Linux Foundation’s LinuxCon which will be in Portland. So a few moving chairs here. OSCON moves from Portland to the Bay. LinuxWorld becomes OpenSource World and a new conf in Portland. Lots of activity in Linux, open source space for sure, hopefully that’s a sign that thought there is an economic slowdown – slow times are not ahead for open source.