I am on the Promotion team of a Free Software Conference being held October
24 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. The purpose of the conference is to bring FOSS
software to small and medium sized business, government and schools. The
primary distribution that will be represented will be Ubuntu GNU/Linux. I
think that a more 'bleeding edge' distro such as Fedora could benefit from
such a conference as well as the conference and attendees. Plus, I am a huge
Fedora-KDE fan :)
Does Fedora and the Fedora KDE-SIG have any interest in sponsoring (either
with volunteers or booths, or via monetary donations) this event? I will be
forwarding a call for presentations shortly, as well.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Arizona's Premiere Conference on Open Source Software Offers Insight on
Leveraging Open Source Tools to Reduce IT Costs and Increase Flexibility in
the Midst of Economic Uncertainty.
TEMPE, AZ -- Building on the success of its first run last September, the
Arizona Business & Liberty Experience Conference (ABLEconf) is set to return
to the University of Advancing Technology (UAT) on the 24th of October,
With businesses, schools, governments, non-profits and individuals all
looking to cut costs wherever they can, open-source software can help
leverage the advantage of using software in their infrastructure that
delivers enterprise-ready results without the entanglements of costly
Open source office application suites like OpenOffice.org
can be leveraged
to cut the repeating costs of paying for new office software and training,
while implementing open standards that make it easy to do business with
users of all variety of office software.
Firewall systems such as OpenBSD's pf can be used to implement industry-
proven network security at the fraction of the cost of firewall systems with
high licensing and support costs.
Operating systems such as GNU/Linux and its Ubuntu distribution can be used
to create reliable, secure desktop systems impervious to viruses and
malware that are highly customizable to an individual company or school's
needs, entail no licensing costs, and require less frequent hardware
upgrades than proprietary systems such as Windows and Mac OS X.
These, and many more topics will be presented and discussed. Thanks to
sponsors like RD Harris PC and our host, UAT, admission is free. No
registration is required to attend.
ABLEconf was founded in 2008 by a coalition of Free / Open-Source software
groups and associations in Arizona. The free-admission one-day conference
hosts a wide variety of speaking tracks and sessions on how to take
advantage of open source software in small business, government, medical,
enterprise, and individual use.
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For more information about this announcement, or to schedule an interview
with an ABLEconf representative, please call us at 1.623.252.ABLE or e-mail
us at info(a)ABLEconf.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/ableconf
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