LinuxWorld San Francisco to Showcase Embedded Linux Solutions

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JULY 9, 2001 – IDG World Expo announced today that the upcoming LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, to be held August 26-30, 2001 at San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center, will feature an Embedded Linux Pavilion to educate attendees on the growing opportunities for Linux in embedded computing.


The Pavilion will be sponsored by the Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC), a vendor-neutral trade association dedicated to promoting and implementing the Linux operating system throughout embedded computing. As Official Organizing Sponsor, the ELC will staff an information booth in the Pavilion to address the core issues facing the embedded components of Linux. The ELC will also provide speakers and content for the Embedded Linux track of the Worldwide Developer Conference at LinuxWorld.

"While Linux on the Desktop as a viable competitor to Windows remains an unrealized desire, Linux in servers and embedded applications is happening at an increasing pace," said Murry Shohat, Executive Director of the Embedded Linux Consortium. "The Linux community may be looking at the largest market for their efforts when it looks at 'embedded.' The Embedded Linux Pavilion will act as a rallying point for this interest on the floor of LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco."

The ELC's information booth will be staffed by members in a vendor-neutral setting, allowing members of the Linux community to obtain answers about embedded Linux. Attendees at LinuxWorld can also learn about specific vendor offerings from other exhibitors in the Embedded Linux Pavilion.

"We're thrilled to team up with the Embedded Linux Consortium for this year's West Coast show," said Charlie Greco, president and CEO of IDG World Expo. "Linux enthusiasts looking for the very latest in embedded Linux should flock to the Embedded Linux Pavilion at LinuxWorld San Francisco."

Additional show floor highlights will include:

· The Linux Rookery, a showcase for Linux start-up companies and first time LinuxWorld exhibitors sponsored by Linux International

· The .Org Pavilion, an area sponsored by OSDN that will feature day-to-day programmers, enthusiasts and end-users exchanging thoughts and ideas

· The Caldera Learning Center, an interactive learning center that will offer hands on demonstrations of systems and solutions designed for LinuxWorld attendees

The next LinuxWorld Conference & Expo is scheduled for January 29 – February 1, 2002 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

For More Information

For more LinuxWorld Conference & Expo information, or to register for the event, visit the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Web site at, or call (800) 657-1474. For exhibiting opportunities within the Embedded Linux Pavilion and other areas of the exhibit floor, please contact Aramis Jordan (A-K) at (508) 424-4809 or or Beverly Griffith (L-Z) at (508) 424-4852 or

About the Embedded Linux Consortium

Responding to the rising tide of interest in Linux for embedded applications, representatives from dozens of technology firms formed the ELC, a vendor-neutral trade association dedicated to advancing the depth, breadth and speed of Linux adoption in the enormous embedded computer market. In its first 75 days, membership hit 75 (now at 120). The ELC offers free membership to developers who demonstrate their participation in the Open Source code base of the Linux operating system. More details about the ELC are available at

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( produces world-class tradeshows, conferences, and events for emerging IT markets around the globe. As the leading IT event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its unsurpassed experience and knowledge of IT-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, COMNET Conference & Expo, COMNET Wireless Conference & Expo, Federal Open Source Conference, ESPWorld, Enterprise Application Summit, BioITWorld Conference & Expo and Internet Entertainment Expo (IEX). IDG World Expo is a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences, and expositions.

About IDG

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