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LinuxWorld: Small is Big (at ELEC)

Jun 29, 2000 — by Rick Lehrbaum — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 1 views

Wish you could have attended the world's first Embedded Linux Expo and Conference? No problem, because LinuxWorld editor Eileen Cohen was there and has artfully captured the spirit of the day in a highly readable and informative article. Cohen writes . . .

“Linux exhibitions — whether for hackers, suits, or gun nuts — crop up as frequently as dandelions these days. However, the first Embedded Linux Expo & Conference (ELEC), held June 22 in San Jose, Calif., had a distinctly novel feeling to it. Attendees of the small but sold-out one-day event (240 at the conference and at least 500 at the expo) were clearly not the Linux faithful who wistfully wonder whether you can make money with open source. They were from a burgeoning industry sector, and were dead serious about learning how they could use open source to build products and make money.”

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[Editor: Stay tuned, for a followup article here at next week, in which we will include copies of the presentations given by the seven conference speakers.]

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