Sun’s Scott McNealy and Google’s Sergey Brin to Keynote at LinuxWorld San Francisco

FRAMINGHAM, MA – MAY 7, 2002 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for IT markets, announced today the keynote lineup for the upcoming LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, to be held August 12-15, 2002 at San Francisco's Moscone Center. Executives from Sun Microsystems, Google, Oracle and IBM will divulge details on new Linux initiatives, and reveal tried and true strategies for implementing Linux in the enterprise.


The Linux community will gather in San Francisco to hear these and other presentations from industry gurus at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, the premier event exclusively focused on Linux and Open Source solutions. The event will take place August 12-15, 2002 at San Francisco's Moscone Center.

Keynoters include:

· Scott McNealy, chairman and CEO, Sun Microsystems; Tuesday, August 13 at 11:00 am

· Sergey Brin, co-founder and president, technology, Google, Inc.; Tuesday, August 13 at 2:30 pm

· Douglas T. Elix, senior vice president and group executive, IBM Global Services; Wednesday, August 14 at 9:00 am

· Charles Rozwat, executive vice president, Oracle Corporation; Wednesday, August 14 at 3:15 pm

"Sun's long-standing commitment to Linux reflects our enthusiasm for open systems based on open standards, and we continue to champion innovation along these lines," said Scott McNealy, CEO of Sun Microsystems. "Sun supports the Linux environment through a broad range of products and services that provide customers with simple, reliable and cost-effective solutions that make the net work."

LinuxWorld will also feature a joint presentation by Red Hat and, providing the Linux and business community with an insider's view into's cost-saving Linux migration. In a feature presentation scheduled for Wednesday, August 14 at 12:30 pm, Red Hat CTO Michael Tiemann and's Director of Systems Engineering, Jacob Levanon, will share details on's migration to Linux. Tiemann and Levanon will outline specific benefits realized by as a result of the company's migration to Linux, including millions of dollars in cost savings and increased stability, reliability and scalability.

"The Linux operating system continues to build momentum as a viable platform for the enterprise, specifically for large companies seeking ways to reduce infrastructure costs while delivering enterprise-ready technology solutions," said Michael Tiemann, chief technical officer of Red Hat. "Our joint presentation with will discuss the benefits and savings of Red Hat Linux."

“In a business environment where companies are interested in reliable, cost-effective options, LinuxWorld provides the opportunity to learn how other companies have successfully implemented Linux solutions,” said Charlie Greco, president and CEO of IDG World Expo. "Our lineup of keynotes and feature presentations is designed to help companies make real business decisions when it comes to the implementation of Linux.”

Also returning to the event in August is the Golden Penguin Bowl, the infamous geek trivia game that tests the wits of some of today's most distinguished Linux personalities. The Golden Penguin Bowl pits the “Geeks” against the “Nerds” in the fun yet fierce competition for the coveted Golden Penguin, hosted by Chris DiBona of the Open Source Development Network (OSDN). The Golden Penguin Bowl will take place on Tuesday, August 13 at 4:30 pm.

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