[IAEP] Fwd: Call for Participation Now Open

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Tue Jan 6 01:54:34 EST 2009

Is anyone sending in proposals for OSCON 2009?

This year it will (sadly) be in San Jose. I saw many XOs at OSCON in
2007 (Rob Savoye had the most visible one...he was walking around with
it), but only two in 2008 - I had one and the OSUOSL guys had one. I
also heard a lot of misleading opinions from the attendees
(Windows/MSFT drama). So, at the very least, we should have a
significant presence in the exhibit areas. Some of you Sugarheads
should really present in sessions as well!

Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA

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