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One Laptop per Child's Negroponte to keynote LinuxWorld

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LinuxWorld Conference & Expo announced Tuesday that Nicholas Negroponte, chairman of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) and former head of MIT's Media Lab, will headline its lineup of keynote speakers. LinuxWorld is set for April 3-6, 2006 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Other keynote speakers on the agenda include Dell CTO Kevin Kettler, VA Software Chairman Larry Augustin, Microsoft Director of Platform Technology Strategy Bill Hilf, and Athenahealth CTO Bob Gatewood.

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Gnome Foundation director and longtime Linux desktop developer Jeff Waugh will be among the keynote speakers at the project's largest Latin American event, III Forum Gnome, will be held April 19-22, 2006, at Porto Alegre, Brazil.

The Forum, in its third year, will be presented as a community event of the 7h Forum Internacional Software Livre, the biggest open-source software event of Latin America.

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