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Speakers, Sponsors, and Exhibitors Added to SCALE2X

The Linux Expo of Southern California, a joint effort of the USC, UCLA, and Simi-Conejo Linux Users Groups, and the USC Computer Science Department, is proud to announce that these speakers have been added to the SCALE 2X lecture tracks:

Jim McQuillan - Jim has been developing solutions for customers, utilizing Unix and networking since 1984 and has been involved with Linux since 1995. Jim is the founder and project leader of the Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP).

Jim's will discuss the Linux Terminal Server Project.

The Linux Terminal Server Project ( is an open source project whose focus is to provide everything you need to run thin client computers in a GNU/Linux environment. It has received worldwide recognition as the standard method of deploying thin clients in a GNU/Linux environment.

Robin Rowe - Robin Rowe is the founder of the Linux Movies Group ( and the project leader of CinePaint ( He has written about Linux motion picture technology for Linux Journal, Computer Graphics World, and Millimeter.

Robin will discuss "Linux Movies and CinePaint"

Linux technology dominates the servers and desktops of animation and special effects motion picture production. Most of the blockbuster movies you see in theaters today were produced using Linux. How did an operating system designed as a hobby by a college student become number one in Hollywood? How is Linux used for production at studios such as DreamWorks, ILM, and Disney?

CinePaint is an open source frame-by-frame paint/retouching program with features similar to GIMP or Adobe Photoshop. CinePaint is unique in that it has support for deep paint (that is, images with greater color depth than 8 bits per channel), a flipbook movie player, and the ability to handle motion picture file formats such as Cineon, OpenEXR, and 32-bit TIFF.

We're proud to announce that O'Reilly & Associates has joined SCALE 2X as a sponsor. O'Reilly & Associates is the premier information source for leading-edge computer technologies. The company's books, conferences, and web sites bring to light the knowledge of technology innovators. O'Reilly books, known for the animals on their covers, occupy a treasured place on the shelves of the developers building the next generation of software. O'Reilly conferences and summits bring alpha geeks and forward-thinking business leaders together to shape the revolutionary ideas that spark new industries.

In addition to the newly added sponsors and speakers, the following Linux User Groups and other non-profit organizations have signed up as Expo exhibitors:

INLUG - The Inland Empire Linux Users Group
KPLUG - The Kernel Panic (San Diego) Linux Users Group
LILAX - Linux Users at LAX
NorthCoastLUG - the North Coast (north San Diego) Linux Users Group
SBLUG - Santa Barbara Linux Users Group
SCLUG - The Simi-Conejo Linux Users Group
SFVLUG - The San Fernando Valley Linux Users Group
LinuxChix of LA
Debian - the Debian GNU/Linux organization
FreeBSD - The FreeBSD Organization
FSF - the Free Software Foundation
Linux Astronomy - The Linux For Astronomy CD-ROM Projec.
LPBN - The Linux Public Broadcasting Network
LTSP - The Linux Terminal Server Project
SOCALWUG - The Southern California Wireless Users Group - The Zope Community organization

SCALE 2X will be November 22nd, 2003 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. For up to the minute information, including complete lists of speakers and their bios, and sponsor info, check Contact for more info.

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