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 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
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
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
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 www.google.com 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
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We are the premier publisher in economics, finance, science, mathematics,
and statistics. Our goal is to partner with instructors, authors, and
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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 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."
The following companies supports SCALE by generously donating prizes for
If your company is a Linux / Open Source related company and wishes to
sponsor the second annual Southern California Linux Expo, please
contact us with your
company info and a contact name and email.