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A special thanks

"We give a special thanks to the USC Computer Science Department for their generous support. In addition we have the following corporations sponsoring this year's Southern California Linux Expo:"


Sun Microsystems
"Sun was founded with one driving vision. A vision of computers that talk to each other no matter who built them. A vision in which technology works for you, not the other way around. While others protected proprietary, stand-alone architectures, we focused on taking companies into the network age, providing systems and software with the scalability and reliability needed to drive the electronic marketplace. Since 1982, Sun has established a history of innovation and leadership.

Sun's products are found in virtually every field--from manufacturing to financial services, telecommunications to education, retail to government, energy to health care. Sun understands the critical issues you face every day, and we offer proven products and comprehensive services to take your business where you want it to go--to a new level of competitive advantage."

IBM - Platinum Sponsor
IBM is the world's largest information technology company, with 80 years o leadership in helping businesses innovate. IBM Software offers the widest range of middleware and operating systems for all types of computing platforms, allowing customers to take full advantage of the new era of e-business.

Pogo Linux -- Gold Sponsor
With a Linux focus and in-house technical expertise, Pogo Linux is dedicated to providing affordable, powerful, and reliable Linux servers, workstations, and storage systems. Our systems highlight hardware from the industry's top leaders, the cost-effective benefits of Serial ATA and IDE RAID storage, and dual-boot workstations with Linux and Windows.

Novell -- Gold Sponsor
Novell is the leading provider of information solutions that deliver secure identity management, web application development and cross-platform networking services, all supported by strategic consulting, technical support and educational services. And Novell alone can make it possible for customers to run business processes on the web today.

Helix Community - Registration Sponsor
Helix represents a platform, Helix DNA, and a community for the standardization and expansion of digital media. The Helix DNA consists of source code for creation, delivery and playback of digital media developed by RealNetworks over the past nine years, as well as a set of interfaces for building media-enabled applications. Helix community members are able to use this source code to build media-capable products with industry-leading technology and commonly used interfaces. The Helix community offers source code of Helix DNA under commercial community and open source licenses. RealNetworks has also released a family of commercial products built on top of the Helix DNA platform, including the free RealOne Player for the desktop, Helix Producer Plus, and the Helix Universal Server.

DigiLink - Conference ISP
Since 1994, DigiLink has stood alone as Southern California's premier Internet Service Provider. Founded by Bob Atkins, a networking engineer who couldn't find a reliable ISP for his clients, DigiLink's obsession with sound engineering and precision crafted networks had led to a reputation as the place to go for businesses looking for solid business internetworking solutions.

Linux Journal - Media Sponsor
"Our mission is to serve the Linux community and to promote the use of Linux worldwide. As more and more people see Linux as a viable alternative to traditional OSes, Linux is increasingly being used as a primary operating system. Linux Journal focuses specifically on Linux and other open-source OSes, allowing the content to be a highly specialized source of information for open-source enthusiasts."

Google - Speaker Track Sponsor
Google operates a web site at that is widely recognized as the "World's Best Search Engine" and is fast, accurate and easy to use. The company also serves corporate clients with cost-effective advertising targeted by keyword and with breakthrough search technology that makes it easy for visitors to find the information they need, whether on a client's web site or elsewhere on the Internet.

MySQL - Speaker Track Sponsor
MySQL AB is the company that develops, supports and markets the MySQL database server globally. Our mission is to make superior data management available and affordable for all, and to contribute to building the mission-critical high-volume systems and products of tomorrow. We have made our product available at zero price under the GNU General Public License (GPL), and we also sell it under a commercial license to those who do not wish to be bound by the terms of the GPL.

The Linux Fund - Media Sponsor
Linux Fund's mission is to advance the art of the Open Source by granting scholarships to university students who show promise as Open Source developers, and by issuing development grants for projects which may not be suitable for commercial or volunteer efforts but which will enhance the long-term vitality of the Open Source.

ComputerUser Magazine - Regional Media Sponsor
ComputerUser is the advocate for users of computer-related technology. We don't restrict the term user to end-users. Rather, we count any person who uses computer technology among our target readership. This list includes developers, programmers, administrators, help-desk representatives, systems analysts, and end-users, among others. And we don't just solve technology-related problems for our readers; we serve as advocates for their whole computing lives. This includes strong emphases on career planning and training, and opinion pieces that help them put computing in proper perspective.

NewJones Consulting
Let NewJones Consulting assist you with all of your Marketing and Business Development needs. NewJones is a marketing communications consultancy focusing on all aspects of Corporate Communications, PR, Mobile Marketing, Event Management, and Business Development.

We will manage your marketing campaigns, successfully maintaining marketing momentum and continuity, minimize missed marcom opportunities, and provide staff support during major marketing campaigns or expansion.

We are the premier publisher in economics, finance, science, mathematics, and statistics. Our goal is to partner with instructors, authors, and students to create content and tools that take the educational experience forward. We are committed to publishing the best collection of print and electronic content designed to help teachers teach and students learn.

O'Reilly & Associates
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. From the Internet to XML, open source, .NET, Java, and web services, O'Reilly puts technologies on the map.

USENIX is the Advanced Computing Systems Association. Since 1975 the USENIX Association has brought together the community of engineers, system administrators, scientists, and technicians working on the cutting edge of the computing world.

The USENIX conferences have become the essential meeting grounds for the presentation and discussion of the most advanced information on the developments of all aspects of computing systems.

OSDN - Media Sponsor
OSDN, the Open Source Development Network, is the most dynamic community-driven IT media network on the web. The cornerstone of the Open Source community, OSDN attracts every level of IT decision maker and buyer, from CTOs to project managers. Technologists, developers and system administrators turn to OSDN sites to create, debate, and make or break IT news, tools, technologies and techniques. OSDN delivers more than 150 million page views and reaches 8.8 million unique visitors per month.

MSC Software
"MSC.Software Corporation is the leading global provider of simulation software, with related services and systems, that help companies make money, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products. MSC.Software works with thousands of companies worldwide in hundreds of industries to develop better products faster by utilizing information technology, software, services and systems to enhance and automate the product design and manufacturing process. Simulating your product performance reduces development costs, time to market and warranty costs."

Raffle Sponsors

The following companies supports SCALE by generously donating prizes for our raffle:

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