If LinuxWorld Expo has become the place for the suits, and OSCON has become a developer's haven, then where does the average Linux user get to go?
In the Midwest, one event that seems to be answering this need is the Ohio LinuxFest--an event that promises to meet the technical and social needs of the Linux user.
The Ohio LinuxFest, scheduled for Saturday, October 1, is now in its third year of operation. Its very venue, the Greater Columbus Convention Center, reflects just how much it has grown from its 2003 origins in a few rooms at Ohio State University.
According to one of the event organizers, the Ohio LinuxFest was initially planned to be a social and technical gathering for Ohio-based Linux User Groups (LUGs). Greg Boehnlein described the initial event as fulfilling a need to get LUGs to reach out beyond their local focus and "getting together as one big group."
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