Third-Annual Desktop Linux Summit Expands to Include Mozilla and Focus Top Open Source Innovators Gather for Three-Day Show; Open Source Applications

Foundation Chair Mitchell Kapor to Speak

    SAN DIEGO, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Now in its third year, the annual
 Desktop Linux Summit has added an extra day, expanding its focus to include
 discussions of open source leaders Mozilla and  A two-day
 event in prior years, the Summit is now three days and will be held
 February 9-11, 2005 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego.
     For one admission fee, attendees will not only interact with open source
 industry leaders and start-ups participating in the Summit, but will also
 attend events to learn more about Mozilla, the Firefox Internet browser, and, creator of the open-source office productivity suite.  Lotus
 1-2-3 designer and Open Source Applications Foundation Chair Mitchell Kapor is
 slated to give the keynote address.  More information is available at the
 Summit's Web site,
     The famous Del Mar Fairgrounds will be the site of the event, with
 exhibition hours from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on February 9 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
 February 10 and 11, 2005.  For a $99 registration fee, attendees will have
 access to all events and exhibition areas, plus receive continental breakfast
 and lunch each day and a free T-shirt.  For more details about the event or to
 pre-register, visit
     The Desktop Linux Summit 2005 brings together industry leaders in both
 desktop Linux and open source technology to share ideas about innovations,
 marketing, and the future of these technologies.  Well-established companies
 and promising startups alike will host exhibits, panel discussions, hands-on
 demonstrations, and extensive Q&A sessions to provide insight into open source
 and desktop Linux applications.  More information about sponsorship
 opportunities is available at  Agendas
 for the event will be announced at a later date, but to suggest an idea or
 speaker for the Summit, email
     Kapor, founder and Chair of the Open Source Applications Foundation and
 Chair of The Mozilla Foundation, is scheduled to give the keynote speech at
 the Summit.  Kapor founded Lotus Development Corporation in 1982 and designed
 Lotus 1-2-3, the "killer app" which made the PC ubiquitous in business.
     Participation will be limited to 1,000 attendees and is available on a
 first-come, first serve basis.  The pre-registration price of $99 includes
 admission to all three events, booth exhibit areas, and all speaking events,
 as well as continental breakfast, lunches and a T-shirt.  Interested attendees
 will want to register early at After
 January 7, the registration price increases to $175.
     Exhibitors interested in reaching the active open source community should
 visit for information.  Each exhibitor fee
 includes a booth with backdrop, marketing opportunities, and access to all
 Desktop Linux Summit events.  Last year's exhibitor list included Sun, Novell,
 Redhat, AMD, and many more.  This year's broadened schedule will cover
 cross-platform Mozilla and technologies and will offer an ideal
 audience to reach key decision makers.
      For more information about the Desktop Linux Summit, contact:
      Heather MacKenzie
      DLS Event Manager
      858.587.6700 x263
     About Desktop Linux Summit
     The Desktop Linux Summit ( is the premier event
 for companies that sell, market, or promote open source or desktop Linux-based
 products, services, applications, and technologies.  The event, in its third
 year, is the only venue to focus exclusively on this emerging technology
 sector.  Focused on the issues of Linux on the desktop and open source, the
 program brings together the top industry leaders in one location.
     About is a world-class, fully featured open-source office
 productivity suite available as a free download for major computing platforms
 in over 40 languages.  Data is stored in an XML file format, which has been
 adopted by OASIS as a draft standard for office documents. is
 developed, supported, and promoted by an international community of volunteers
 and sponsored employees operating from the Web site.

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