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If your company is interested in sponsoring The Seventh Annual Southern California Linux Expo, please contact us via telephone or e-mail.

For pricing information please contact us:

Ilan Rabinovitch
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Gold Sponsors



IBM and Linux can help your business expand with cost-effective hardware choices, from x86 servers to 64-bit computing, mainframes and supercomputers. There are now more than 15,000 IBM Linux customer engagements worldwide, allowing customers to reduce their computing costs with solutions ranging from webserving, ERP, consolidation and virtualization, to the world's largest supercomputers. IBM has the largest and most complete portfolio of Linux hardware, middleware and services solutions. In addition, more than 600 developers in the Linux Technology Center have been working as peers directly and successfully in various open source communities since 1999. They are proud of their many contributions that have helped accelerate Linux acceptance worldwide.

Stop at our booth at SCALE to hear how you can advantage your datacenter with IBM's Linux solutions. Or visit us at www.ibm.com/linux.

Silver Sponsors


Zenoss Inc., based in Annapolis, MD, offers an award-winning, complete open source network monitoring and systems management platform that discovers networked IT resources, monitors them for performance and availability, and tracks changes through a configuration management database (CMDB). Zenoss offers enterprise-grade support, services, and commercial add-ons through its Enterprise Subscription.

Make IT easy. The GPL Zenoss Core can be downloaded from www.zenoss.com/download.


HP open source and Linux solutions are designed to solve your mission-critical IT problems today! We sell over a million Linux servers a year, delivering high performance clustering, strong security, storage, governance, and our commitment to the open source community. Learn more about our market leading Linux platforms—including HP ProLiant and Integrity Servers, and the unsurpassed HP BladeSystem c-Class at hp.com/linux. Moreover, HP Open Source Middleware Stacks offer three ways to adopt open source technology on HP platforms, including Building Blocks of supported software components, do-it-yourself Blueprints, and Consulting Services.

Our solutions are delivered and supported by HP and authorized resellers with full multi-platform integration, single-source accountability, and support. In fact, we have over 6.500 open source and Linux professionals across 160 countries to spare you the frustration of relying with multiple vendors.

Visit us at our booth at SCALE to hear how HP and the open source community work together. http://hp.com/linux


The OpenSUSE project is a community program sponsored by Novell. Promoting the use of Linux everywhere, OpenSUSE.org provides free, easy access to the world's most usable Linux distribution, openSUSE. The openSUSE project gives Linux developers and enthusiasts everything they need to get started with Linux.

Red Hat

Red Hat, the world's leading open source solutions provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 65 offices spanning the globe. CIOs ranked Red Hat as one of the top vendors delivering value in Enterprise Software for five consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value survey.

Red Hat provides high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with applications, management and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide.

Learn more at: www.redhat.com

Network Sponsors

Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks, Inc. is a leader in open converged networks. Its innovative network architecture provides enterprises and metro Ethernet service providers with the flexibility, security, availability, and performance required for a true open converged network. Customers around the world deploy an Extreme Networks' solution to run voice, video and data, all on one network, accessed via wired or wireless connectivity. Only the Extreme Networks' approach permits customers to build an open network that can incorporate new technologies and new applications. With its ExtremeWare XOS open platform, Extreme Networks permits customers to easily integrate best-in-class technologies to define their own technology path - one that meets their needs.
Visit us at www.extremenetworks.com

Extreme Networks' network equipment will be powering the SCaLE 7x network.

ISP Sponsors


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

For information about DigiLink services, including rates, call: 877-801-8533.

On the web: http://www.digilink.net

Travel Sponsors


iXsystems strives to provide the highest quality storage solutions, custom rackmount servers, pedestal servers, and appliances running FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD and various versions of Linux such as RedHat, SuSE, Slackware, and Debian.

iXsystems provides built-to-order rackmount server solutions, pre-configured server appliances, and storage solutions for Internet data centers, enterprise data centers, content delivery networks, and enterprise corporations.

The iXsystems team includes experienced leaders and engineers in the Internet server industry, all with years of experience in developing Internet infrastructure-grade solutions and provisioning Internet data centers and global service networks. The people, products, customers, and quality have been here for years, beginning as Telenet Systems in 1996, and continuing as BSDi in 2000.

Wireless Sponsors


Xirrus is the Wi-Fi Provider at Southern California Linux Expo, visit Booth #42 or send email to info@xirrus.com if you have any questions.

Xirrus, the only Wi-Fi “Power-Play”, manufacturers the Wi-Fi Array architecture that displaces both overlay Wi-Fi offerings/access points and switched Ethernet to the desktop.  The Wi-Fi Array integrates 4, 8, 12, 16, or 24 802.11abg+n radios coupled to a high-gain directional antenna system into a single device along with an onboard multi-gigabit switch, Wi-Fi controller, firewall, dedicated Wi-Fi threat sensor, and an embedded spectrum analyzer.

Reception Sponsors


Hub of Open Source Innovation  SourceForge.net is the leading web site for the development and distribution of open source software. The site hosts more than 190,000 open source projects and delivers over 3 million downloads every day.



Moderated social media  Slashdot is the largest community-based technology discussion site on the Web. With peer-tested content, Slashdot's mission is to provide daily information and entertainment through relevant, news-based discussion threads on things that effect technology and the lives of the community who enjoy it.


Through our infrastructure software and ecosystem of partnerships, Novell harmoniously integrates mixed IT environments, allowing people and technology to work as one. We deliver the best-engineered, most interoperable Linux platform and a portfolio of integrated IT management software that help customers around the world reduce cost, complexity and risk. Because of our 25 years of experience and our vision of interoperability and flexibility, we deliver powerful, next-generation business infrastructures that enable our customers to stay competitive.

Our solutions help customers integrate Linux and other open source technologies into their IT infrastructures while leveraging existing resources. And our IT management software automates management across physical and virtual systems, controls customers' IT assets intelligently and automatically, and enforces business and security policies across the enterprise. These features allow customers to easily align IT with business goals. Our solutions also include the applications, services and expertise customers need to improve their security and address their governance and compliance challenges, and achieve seamless collaboration throughout the enterprise.

Novell technology gives our customers the infinite IT flexibility and agility necessary to meet and exceed their business objectives. We are here to meet customers' demands and to provide the applied technology that today's organizations need to solve today's problems. Our products and solutions, internal team, extended community of open source developers and ecosystem of high-impact partnerships are truly making IT work as one.

Novell® Making IT Work As One


Microlite BackupEDGE provides secure backup, restore and disaster recovery for Linux systems. All BackupEDGE for Linux products include RecoverEDGE bare-metal disaster recovery.

BackupEDGE Transparent Media Technology allows virtually any storage medium to be used, including tape, CD, DVD, REV, and removable hard disk drives for local storage, and any device, server or appliance with an FTP/FTPS server for intranet/internet backups. Backups to the Amazon Simple Storage (S3) storage cloud are now fully supported.

Our class-leading archive format features include 5,000 character pathname limits, access control list (ACL) support, SELinux support, full-file integrity checksums, modern compression, and state-of-the-art encryption.

Visit us our booth at SCaLE to learn more about our product, receive a no-charge 60-day fully functioning demo CD, and have a chance to win a special prize. Visit our website at www.microlite.com for more information.


For more information about xTuple visit www.xtuple.com .

Wine Cellar Services

Wine Cellar Services is a personal wine consulting firm and licensed retailer with over 2500 clients worldwide.   Services we provide include:
- Sourcing hard-to-find and/or collectable bottles
- Exposing your "for sale" wines to numerous buyers
- Complete inventories and organization of your cellar
- Designing and building physical cellars in your home or office
- Moving entire collections
- Multi-course private wine dinners for personal or corporate events
- "Instant Cellars". Turn-key collections with breadth & depth

Raffle Sponsors

Cooler Masters






Osmanium Candy Company

Osmanium Candy Company specializes in caffeinated candies that use the highest quality ingredients and provide the energy you need to live, work, and play.  Our flagship product, Crackkheads(r) is a blend of gourmet white and dark chocolate covered espresso beans with approximately 200 mg of caffeine per box.  Our newest product, Crackheads(r) squared,Crackheads2(r), provides approximately 600mg of caffeine per box, the caffeine equivalent of 6 cups of coffee or 7.5 Red Bulls(r), and taste superb.


SUMO Lounge

Sumo Lounge offers a wide selection of bean bag and lounge chairs.

For more information visit www.sumolounge.com


Newegg.com is the second largest online tech retailer famous for its extensive product selection, lightning fast shipping and award winning customer service. Choose from close to 40,000 computer and consumer electronics products, browse through over 1 million customer reviews, detailed specs and photos and leave the rest to us.

We ship 99% of approved orders within 24 hours and have customer service agents available 7 days/week to ensure your satisfaction every step of the way. Once you know, you Newegg!

Media Sponsors

Linux Journal

Linux Journal is the premier Linux magazine, dedicated to serving the Linux community and promoting the use of Linux world-wide. A monthly periodical, Linux Journal was founded in 1994 and is currently celebrating its thirteenth year of publication. To learn more about Linux Journal visit us at www.LinuxJournal.com .

The Web Host Industry Review (WHIR)

The Web Host Industry Review is the foremost authority and information source for both large and small hosting companies as well as suppliers, resellers and web hosting consumers. Web Host Industry Review Magazine—and WHIRtv—offer business-minded, issue-driven perspectives, the best in competitive intelligence, and reliable insight into the thinking and strategy of web host industry leaders and trend-setters.


Visit the website at http://www.linux.com/.

Linux Pro Magazine

In Linux Pro Magazine, you'll find the tools, tutorials, reviews, and concrete technical discussions you'll need to unlock the secrets of Linux - and not just from the server side. Linux Pro Magazine delivers solutions for real users with Linux on real desktops.


ITtoolbox is an online community of professionals who share practical information on IT topics. This community enables anyone to access the collective knowledge of a worldwide audience of experienced professionals. In doing so, ITtoolbox satisfies the need for practical and timely information for an infinite number of possible challenges in the complex and rapidly changing field of information technology. Visit the website at http://www.ittoolbox.com/.


Linux+ magazine is a leading magazine about Linux and Open Source solutions, directed to both beginers and experienced users. It is a quarterly distributed in US and Australia. We publish news and professional information from Linux world. Our articles are practical how-to's and tutorials presenting ready programming solutions, ways of securing your systems and much more. To meet our readers’ expectations, we present both advices for freshmen and solutions for advanced Linux enthusiasts. We understand that the key question is how – that is why all the theoretical issues are shown on clear, practical examples. Linux+ is directed to individual Linux users, IT specialists, technicians and professionals, but also to those, who are looking for the alternative for MS Windows. Our readers are interested in current news from the world of Linux, new projects and latest distributions and events. For more information please visit www.lpmagazine.org/en


LinuxQuestions.org is a free, friendly and active Linux Community with over 300,000 members and almost 3,000,000 posts. Founded in 2000 LQ offers forums, reviews, a Linux hardware compatibility list, a Linux knowledge base in wiki format, tutorials, a free Linux download site, a podcast, a Linux Radio show, a social bookmarking site, a Linux screenshots site , a job marketplace and more. LQ has forums for everything from Linux Newbies to Linux in the Enterprise and has 25 officially recognized Linux distribution forums.

Free Software Magazine

Free Software MagazineFS Magazine Free Software Magazine is a new magazine entirely dedicated to free software. It contains quality articles relating to both technical and non-technical issues. FSM's authors keep regular, well-regarded blogs about the free software world. All published material is released under a free license after publication. Visit Free Software Magazine now! http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com And if you want to keep up to date with all the free software news, visit Free Software Magazine's new news hub, FSDaily! http://www.fsdaily.com

The VAR Guy

The VAR Guy covers what's next in the IT channel. Written by a secret blogger, The VAR Guy is now the fastest-growing online destination for solutions providers. The VAR Guy's irreverent commentary about the IT channel draws a crowd. He helps solutions providers spot emerging market opportunities.

Works With U

Works With U is the ultimate guide to Ubuntu in academia, business and consumer markets. The site, produced by Nine Lives Media Inc., tracks Ubuntu's evolution across across desktops, servers and mobile systems, and documents the operating system's potential business benefits to small, midsize and large organizations.

Conference Guru

Conference Guru - We track hundreds of technology conferences around the world to help our Members find the right conferences...to get in front of the right people...at the right price.

Linux For You


IEEE - Computer & Security

The IEEE Computer Society strives to be the leading provider of technical information and services to the world’s computing professionals. The IEEE Computer Society offers its nearly 100,000 members a comprehensive program of publications, meetings, and technical and educational activities, fostering an active exchange of information, ideas, and innovation. No other professional or commercial organization comes close to matching the Computer Society in terms of the quality, quantity, or diversity of its publications. Headquartered in Washington, DC, the society serves its members from offices in Los Alamitos, CA, and Tokyo. The society is the largest technical society within the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). See us at http://www.computer.org

Data Center Journal

The Data Center Journal was formed in 2003 and proudly serves as the only portal to the data center industry. The Data Center Journal provides information and services for the three groups that help make a data center successful; Information Technology, Facilities and Design. The Data Center Journal articles are delivered to our readers every week through our online print and printed three times yearly for our readers worldwide. In addition, we offer continuing education programs on data center issues.


Since 1993, ACT USA has assisted businesses that wish to convert some or all of their core data and communication infrastructure over to Open Source platforms. They specialize in installation and maintenance of open source solutions for network transport, security, communications, and core services. ACT USA provides installation and support for Open Source projects such as Linux for network routing and security, Asterisk for communication and telephony services, and Apache2, MySQL, and other well known and established projects.


Help Net Security (HNS) is an online portal that covers all the major information security happenings. The portal has been online since 1998 and caters a large number of Information Technology readers specifically interested in computer security. Besides covering news around the globe, HNS focuses on quality technical articles and papers, vulnerabilities, various vendor advisories, latest viruses, malware and hosts the largest security software download area with software for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Windows Mobile.

ACM Queue

ACM Queue is a bi-monthly magazine written by practitioners for practitioners. Deviating from the solutions-oriented approach of covering emerging technologies, its editorial content instead focuses on the problems and their impact on the IT environment. Queue's readers rely on Queue for its insightful and useful commentary each month on the technology matters that affect them, both today and in the future.

(IN)-SECURE Magazine

(IN)SECURE Magazine is a free digital magazine published in a PDF format. It features articles written by some of the most prominent security experts. The magazine is released on a bi-monthly basis and averages 25,000 readers per issue. Visit our website at: http://www.insecuremag.com


LWN.net is the premier source for news from the Linux and free software worlds. Each week, LWN provides in-depth coverage of a variety of topics of interest to developers and users of free software. During the rest of the week, LWN has information about breaking news in the community, including a daily summary of Linux distribution security alerts. The weekly contains unparalleled Linux kernel coverage and software reviews by the Grumpy Editor, as well as stories on distribution news, security vulnerabilities, developement projects and more.


Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) is an innovative technology company dedicated to collaborating with customers and partners to ignite the next generation of computing and graphics solutions at work, home, and play.


LXer is a fully independent news and opinion site, established in January 2004, by Linux veteran Dave Whitinger, a well-known personality in the free and open source software community. LXer is one of the fastest growing Linux news and opinion sites on the globe. People turn to LXer for its readable, frequently updated news feed and comments. Over 400,000 unique users from 165 countries visit LXer each month, and LXer is syndicated by Google. CIOs, CTOs, government officials, as well as programmers, system administrators and end users make up our very active community.

Visit www.lxer.com


With more than 5.5 million monthly pageviews, Mashable is the world's largest blog focused on social networks and web 2.0 news. Mashable's readers include the most tech-savvy early adopters, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, influencers, Web 2.0 aficionados and technology journalists.

Hackett and Bankwell

Intarcorp Ltd. publishes "Hackett and Bankwell," the Linux comic.  Follow Woody Hackett and Jerome Bankwell as they use Linux-based operating systems to expand their media empire.  Taking a hands-on approach and written in plain English, "Hackett and Bankwell" simplifies complex technical material and uses visual aides to help new users understand key aspects of Linux quickly and clearly.

For more information please visit:  www.intarcorp.com and www.hackettandbankwell.com


Trinity Audio Group Inc. is a Washington state corporation specializing in the production and marketing of affordable, innovative field recorders and digital audio workstations. Trinity, our flagship product, is an ideal solution designed for both the broadcast and audio engineering industries.

Indamixx, our second offering, is a hand held recording studio mixed with todays best mobility applications and features, we call 'Mobility Remixed!'

For more information vist www.indamixx.com


TechVertical: Working with advertisers to reach millions of Open Source and IT users on leading Tech sites, including The O'Reilly Network, OSNews.com and Betanews

For more information about the TechVertical ad network please Visit www.techvertical.com


"the_source" is the popular video podcast about all things related to Open Source. Hosted by Aaron Newcomb, "the_source" features reviews, demos, how-tos and interviews with the people who are making things happen in the Open Source community.

You can watch the show and follow the blog at www.thesourceshow.org

Gutsy Geeks

The Gutsy Geeks is the only radio show broadcast in the USA dedicated exclusively to spreading the word about Linux and FOSS (Free and Open Source Software). If you think all computer shows are the same, think again! The focus here is Linux and Open Source computing. Not familiar with Open Source or Linux?

Let the Gutsy Geeks tell you about this user-friendly alternative to Windows, why it's finding its way to millions of desktops worldwide, and how it can benefit you while saving you lots of money in the process!

Linux Forums


Ever since 2003, Linux Forums has been empowering users all over the world and teaching them how to use Linux as well as helping them on various issues whether beginner or advanced through our large community of users.

Since then, we've been growing and introducing various section on the website other than the forum. We currently have a Downloads Directory as well as a Linux Web Hosting Directory, and a few other sections to come.