SCALE 8X Presenters Announced But There's Room For More

by Ostatic Staff - Dec. 15, 2009

Even though the call for papers deadline doesn't end until December 24, 2010, organizers for the 8th annual Southern California Linux Expo have announced a partial list of presenters for the February, 2010, event. Although more slots will be filled in the coming week, a variety of experts in the FOSS industry are already slated to be on hand to talk about everything from the KDE4 desktop environment to what's happening with the development of mobile open source platform Moblin.

Speakers announced today include:

* Aaron Seigo, "The Magic and Wonder of KDE4"

* Bradley Kuhn, "Demystifying GPL Enforcement: Using the Law To Uphold Copyleft"

* Ronald Minnich, "Ten million and One Penguins"

* Akkana Peck, "Featherweight Linux: How to turn a netbook or older laptop into a Ferrari"

* Pete Kronowitt, "The latest on Moblin"

* Jeff Maier, "Tips and Techniques for Improving Embedded Linux Startup Time"

* Tarus Balog, "So, You Think You Want to Start an Open Source Business"

In keeping with past events, two special tracks are scheduled for Friday, February 19, 2010. The Women in Open Source (WIOS) track focuses how to encourage women of all ages to participate in the FOSS community, while the Open Source Software in Education (OSSIE) track emphasizes ways to encourage the use of open source in classrooms.

The call for papers deadline was recently extended so there's still time to suggest a presentation for the main event or either of the special tracks. Submitting a paper for consideration is an easy process. Register on the main event page, then wait for a confirmation email. Then, using the validation code you receive, simply fill out the online submission form by the December 24, 2009 deadline (submissions for more than one topic are permitted). Speakers will be chosen and notified no later than January 7, 2010.