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GNU/Linux Summit was a success


GNU/Linux Summit was a success

GNU/Linux Summit 2004 -event attracted a record number of visitors to the Finlandia Hall last week on Thursday and Friday 26-27.2.2004. All together 560 visitors participated in the seminar and lectures.

The most popular speakers in GNU/Linux Summit were GNU- and Linux-gurus Jon "Maddog" Hall and Richard Stallman. These respected and perhaps even disputed personalities presented them selves first time at the same seminar in Helsinki. Richard Stallman is the founder of the GNU Project and president of the Free Software Foundation. Jon "Maddog" Hall is known as the Executive Director of Linux International.

Linux Standard Base application specialist Mats Wichmann was also speaking at the Summit. Furthermore

Summit presented speakers such as the member of EU Parliament Piia-Noora Kauppi and several other representatives of companies and public administration, which exploit opensource systems.

- We are very pleased about the number of Summit visitors. This year the Summit offered a lot of information and knowledge about the possibilities of opensource software and freeware. Based on the visitor feedback especially case examples from public and corporate world were very successful, comments the Finnish Chamber of Commerce area 5's manager JJ Lihr.

The plan for the next year's Summit is to concentrate even more to the practical examples.

- The field has amazing Linux and GNU experts, whose knowledge we want to share in the coming Summits. It is time to bring out these new professionals, says Lihr.

Next year's GNU/Linux Summit will be held in February and it shall continue the high level of the Summits.

Additional information:

GNU/Linux Summit: http://www.linuxsummit.org/ Junior Chamber Finland: http://www.jcfin.fi/

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