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LinuxWorld Installfest/Kernel Hacker Sightings

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Another LinuxWorld nearly in the books. Odd, IBM and Red Hat were not

there (for second year in a row I think, in Red Hat's case at least).

IMO this show, perhaps more dramatically than any other, LW has left

its geeky, grass-roots origins for a much more corporate position (sort

of like Linux itself, actually).

The highlight was

the presence of several of Oracle's Linux kernel hackers/engineers at

the "Oracle on Linux Experience" on Wednesday afternoon (a glorified

installfest really) - Mark Fasheh (

maintainer), Joel Becker (

Sergio Leunissen (

Linux Network
, and one of Oracle Apex's original developers),

and Van Okamura (

Validated Configurations
). This was a great treat for

attendees, and we got most of it on video. (Don't worry, we'll share

that when available!)

Sergio at the Oracle booth

Installfest: Mr. T

Installfest: Cluster raw ingredients, waiting for the chef

Installfest: OTN's own Todd Trichler takes attendees through the steps.

Installfest: Mark Fasheh's OCFS2 quick tour.

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Comments ( 1 )
  • David Sanabria Thursday, August 23, 2007
    `InstallFest' Eh? I was the only person in the room installing Oracle and I didn't even get into the picture :).
    It was great anyway. Share my thanks with `John', er, I mean Todd.
    See you next year!
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