2008 LinuxWorld Hosts Open Source Community Days ; Four of the biggest and most vibrant communities in open source will convene at this summer’s event for day-long sessions -long sessions

FRAMINGHAM, MA – May 20, 2008 – IDG World Expo has announced that this year’s LinuxWorld Conference & Expo® will host four open source community events, providing an ideal opportunity for people involved in major open source projects to join other community members and share notes, discuss code, learn from each other, and work. The four projects represented by these individual “Community Days” include Moblin.org, PostgreSQL, openSUSE, and Ubuntu. LinuxWorld® is scheduled to take place August 4-7, 2008 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

"The LinuxWorld community days represent an unprecedented opportunity for mature and active open source projects such as PostgreSQL to introduce their project to the world of professional open source," said Joshua D. Drake, President, U.S. PostgreSQL Association. “We’re excited that the LinuxWorld organizers are welcoming us to the event and cementing their commitment to the community at large.”

One Community Day will take place each day of the event:

* Moblin World Tour, presented by Moblin.org – Monday, August 4: 900 million units by 2011 can’t be all that bad. MID, In Car Infotainment, Netbooks, and more product categories are going Moblin. Checkout details on Moblin’s Large Market Potential, with a Rich Media Solution, providing a Visually Rich Mobile Internet Experience, and Energy-Efficient Performance, not to mention Development Tools and Community support.

* PostgreSQL Community Day – Tuesday, August 5: PostgreSQL is the world's most advanced open source database. Attendees of this community day will have the opportunity to educate themselves on where PostgreSQL fits into their enterprise.

* openSUSE Community Day – Wednesday, August 6: The openSUSE Community Day will include presentations and tutorials for end users and developers by prominent members of the openSUSE community.

* UbuCon – Thursday, August 7: UbuCon is a community driven, community organized event that is all about Ubuntu Linux. Fun, irreverent, but also with content of interest to users, developers, and those curious about the Ubuntu phenomenon, an UbuCon is part open space event and part user conference.

“LinuxWorld has always been committed to supporting projects in the Linux and open source community, and our .org Pavilion®, which provides free exhibit space to developers creating the latest free and open source software, is a perfect example of that. By adding these community days to the show agenda, we are expanding our support of these groups and fulfilling our role as the gathering place for the entire open source community,” said Melinda Kendall, Vice President and General Manager, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo. “The four organizations joining us this year represent some of the biggest and most vibrant communities in open source today and we’re thrilled to be hosting them at LinuxWorld.”

For a complete schedule of the LinuxWorld Community Days, please visit www.linuxworldexpo.com.

LinuxWorld is the premier event for the Linux and open source community, bringing together industry leaders shaping the future of new enterprise technology in the largest single gathering of business and technical leaders deploying Linux and open source solutions. To register for the event, please visit www.linuxworldexpo.com.

About LinuxWorld Conference & Expo

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo is the premier event exclusively focused on Linux and open source solutions. As the world’s most comprehensive marketplace for open source products and services, LinuxWorld provides business decision-makers with information and resources to implement Linux and open source solutions into business infrastructure and enterprise networks. For more information or to register for the event, visit the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Web site at www.linuxworldexpo.com, or call (800) 657-1474. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Amy Bonner at (508) 424-4892 or amy_bonner@idg.com or Giovanni Stein at (508) 424-4864 or Giovanni_stein@idg.com. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ellen Boland at (508) 988-7830 or Michelle Mohr at (508) 424-4855, or michelle_mohr@idg.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (www.idgworldexpo.com) is a leading producer of tradeshows and events for professionals and consumers seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Entertainment For All™ (E For All™), E3 Media & Business Summit, GreenXchange Xpo™, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo®, Next Generation Data Center™ (NGDC™) and REVEAL Los Angeles…The Fashion & Design Event™. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

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