LinuxTag 2008 update!!

Last week the LinuxTag 2008 event took place where Ian Murdock was the keynote . OpenSolaris and Open HA Cluster had a great presence.  See the great update that was received from Sun PR -Terri Molini below.  Some awesome information on the successes that we had from Sun. This is rockin' news!

This year's LinuxTag was a huge success for Sun. The event attracted nearly 12,000 visitors to the 4 day event from 31 countries to Berlin to visit what is considered, Europe's largest Linux and open source software conference. Sun Microsystems and IBM Germany were the official sponsors. In addition, more than 200 Companies and independent projects, including, took part in the 14th LinuxTag. One of the most important trends that emerged from the conference was an awareness of the increasing degree of cooperation among projects from different areas, producing user-friendly solutions for users, customers and the community at large.

Sun conducted many on-site interviews, podcasts, videocast and supported the efforts of the CIO Summit that was taking place in conjunction with LinuxTag conference.

On-site interviews included:
Anika Kehrer, Linux-Magazin (Ian Murdock)
Student lecture at Technical University of Berlin (Ian Murdock)
Interview with German YouTube Sun Channel, Donatus Schmid & Marc Baumann (Ian Murdock)
Julius Stiebert, (Ian Murdock)
Nathan Eddy, ChannelWeb/CRN (Ian Murdock, Charlie Boyle and Juergen Mannheim)

Additional booth interviews included the attendees of the CIO Summit for IT decision makers as well as the traditional congress for businesses and authoritative bodies. These included executives in charge of IT systems within the Federal Interior Ministry as well as the Ministry for Foreign Affairs presented the OpenSolaris and other open source strategies of Sun to the German government and its ministries.

Sun projects featured in the booth included:
Open HA Cluster
Sun Studio

Podcasts: (Open HA Cluster Announcement)


Videocasts: (Assorted projects)

In production, will post as soon as they are ready.
(OGG files preferred.)

Sun Blogs: 
Will post as soon as I get them collected. Feel free to send them to me!

Press Coverage (To Date):

LinuxTag 2008 a success
4 June 2008

According to the Messe Berlin, the appeal of the “LinuxTag 2008” which came to an end on Saturday in Berlin was even stronger than in previous years. In total almost 12.000 people from 31 countries attended this event for Linux and open source software which is the biggest of its kind in Europe. This corresponds to an increase by 21% as compared to the year 2007. The percentage of visitors from abroad also increased and reached 12% this year. More ....


Inside Europe's LinuxTag 2008 Open Source Soiree
CRN, ChannelWeb
Nathan Eddy
2 June 2008;jsessionid=FZX41LPPS5T04QSNDLPSKHSCJUNN2JVN?pgno=7

Sun Is Shining, Open Source Is Sweet
Sun Microsystem's director of Solaris product marketing Charlie Boyle explains how OpenSolaris, an open source project based on Sun's Solaris operating system technology, works inside Windows. "What we're doing is trying to lower the barrier so everyone has access to open source," he said. "This is a core part of Sun's business now -- this is not our toe in the water. It's about participation. We want people to know the technology is accessible, the community is vibrant, and we want people to be successful."

Duitse LinuxTag groot suces (Attached)
Automatisering Gids (Netherlands)
2 June 2008
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Automatisering Gids wrote a summery of Sun's involvement in LinuxTag and featured a photo of the Sun booth. Terri Molini was quoted mentioning that the event is an excellent platform for Sun to launch new products. (Story attached)


Rise in attendance at International LinuxTag
31 May 2008

LinuxTag is attracting greater attention than ever before. This year 11,612 visitors from 31 countries came to Berlin to visit Europe's largest event for Linux and open source software, around 18 per cent more than last year. The number of visitors from abroad was 12 per cent higher than the previous year. Professional users, experts and interested visitors from all over Europe, Africa, Asia and North America were gathered at the international meeting place for business and the community, which ended last Saturday. More .....


Sun Microsystems´ Ian Murdock Keynotes LinuxTag 2008
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Wallstreet Online

In his keynote at the annual LinuxTag 2008 developer conference, Ian Murdock, vice president for Developer and Community Marketing at Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAVA nachrichten), will discuss the increasing role communities play in the software industry, how technologies and the companies and communities that create them are increasingly interconnected, and how the power of community can and should play a role in next generation platforms.


FlightGear on LinuxTag at Berlin's Messezentrum unter dem Funkturm.
28 May 2008

FlightGear on LinuxTag at Berlin's Messezentrum unter dem Funkturm. The world's No. 1 Linux Expo and Conference since 1996. For this years LinuxTag booth, SUN Microsystems GmbH ( is sponsoring and providing the booth hardware: Two SUN Ultra 40 Workstations, each equipped with four monitors.

In addition, "Science + Computing AG" (, an IT company from Tuebingen, Germany, is providing money to help offset the costs of the FlightGear booth.


LinuxTag 2008
28 May 2008

LinuxTag is Europe's most important event for free and open source software. In 2007, more than 9,000 visitors experienced this unique combination of conferences, tutorials and trade fair. The fourteenth incarnation of this great arrangement will provide up-to-date information to power users, decision makers and researchers, as well as to software developers, newcomers and the open source community. For more details on the event in Berlin please visit the LinuxTag website. More ....


News Announcements:

1) Sun Microsystems’ Ian Murdock Keynotes LinuxTag 2008

Murdock to Discuss the Community-led Evolution that is Reshaping the Software Industry; Highlights New Developments for OpenSolaris (Free Download at, Open High Availability (HA) Cluster and Extension Repository

Murdock will also introduce the Open High Availability (HA) Cluster, the source code base for Sun's Solaris Cluster product and the availability of more than one hundred extensions within the Extension Repository.

2) 3.0 Beta and Extensions Show Strong Momentum;
Office Productivity Suite Delivers Document Accessibility for Mac Users with Disabilities


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