If your company is interested in sponsoring The Eighth 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


HP open source and Linux solutions are designed to solve your business-critical IT problems today. In fact, we sell over a million Linux servers a year delivering virtualization, strong security, storage, management and governance.

We're a solutions provider, active user, and longstanding member in a variety of open source communities around the world. Today, thousands of developers across our company are focused on Linux and open source projects while many more service professionals are involved in the implementation and support of Linux and open source projects.  Stop by our booth, talk to our Linux experts, and see how of our latest products can help you.

URL: www.hp.com/go/opensource


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.


Founded in 1995, Marvell® Technology Group is based in Santa Clara, California and has more than 5,000 employees worldwide. International design centers are located in the U.S., Europe, Israel, Singapore and China. A leading fabless semiconductor company, Marvell ships one billion chips a year.

Marvell’s expertise in microprocessor architecture and digital signal processing, drives multiple platforms including high volume storage solutions, mobile and wireless, networking, consumer and green products. World class engineering and mixed-signal design expertise helps Marvell deliver critical building blocks to its customers, giving them the competitive edge to succeed in today’s dynamic market.

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 8x network.

Silver Sponsors


Facebook is a social utility that helps over 350 million people communicate more efficiently with their friends, family and coworkers. The site has been built on common open source software such as Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP and over the past few years, the company has developed a number of open source infrastructure technologies to support the site's growth including Cassandra, Hive, Scribe, and Thrift.

Facebook engineers actively contribute and participate in various open source projects, developing technologies that facilitate the sharing of information through the social graph.

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. The goals of the openSUSE project are:
  • Make openSUSE the easiest Linux distribution for anyone to obtain and the most widely used open source platform.
  • Provide an environment for open source collaboration that makes openSUSE the world's best Linux distribution for new and experienced Linux users.
  • Dramatically simplify and open the development and packaging processes to make openSUSE the platform of choice for Linux hackers and application developers.
The openSUSE Project will be demonstrating the latest release of openSUSE at SCALE. They will answer questions about the openSUSE distribution, and how to become involved with the project. They will also be distributing openSUSE DVDs and swag. To learn more about the openSuse project and meet the openSUSE team, visit booth 2.

Parallels is a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software that optimizes computing for consumers, businesses, and service providers across all major hardware, operating system, and virtualization platforms.

Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with 700 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Red Hat

Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions and a component of the S&P 500, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 65 offices spanning the globe. Red Hat provides high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with virtualization, applications, management and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and JBoss Enterprise Middleware.

Learn more at: www.redhat.com


SoftLayer provides best in class, on-demand IT services from facilities in Dallas, Seattle, and Washington, DC. SoftLayer integrates and automates all IT elements to innovate solutions including cloud, dedicated, and virtual computing environments, all managed through a single interface. This empowers customers with complete control, security, scalability, and ease-of-management.



Xen.org is the home of the open source Xen Hypervisor, a fast, secure, industry standard code base for operating system virtualization.

With additional focus on desktop virtualization (Xen Client Initiative) and cloud computing (Xen Cloud Platform) Xen.org is driving open source virtualization into new devices and solution spaces. More information at www.xen.org.

Yahoo Developer Network

Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global Internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. The Yahoo! Developer Network offers Web Services and APIs that make it easy for developers to build applications and mashups that integrate data sources in new ways, making the web a more useful and fun place for everyone. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Website: http://developer.yahoo.com


ISP Sponsors


Since 1994, DigiLink has stood 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.

Digilink provides internet service nation wide, while connecting corporations all over the world through Voice over IP Service. Digilink is based in Marina del Rey, California. We serve businesses in the greater Los Angeles region and throughout United States.

DigiLink's services include: High-bandwidth/low-latency network connectivity, including Internet connectivity and Wide Area Networks (Fiber, T3, T1, and, DSL); Broadband  Wireless service from 1.5M up to 1Gbps; Business-grade VoIP services SIP Trunking and Hosted PBX; Server hosting and server co-location, including web hosting and e-mail hosting (with anti-virus/anti-spam service); and, Consulting, integration, and custom solutions.

DigiLink has provided quality service for over 16 years with a demonstrated rock solid up time of 99.998%. We give the highest level of service at the lowest price.

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

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

Reception Sponsors


Google is a proud user and supporter of open source software and development methodologies. Google contributes back to the Open Source community in many ways, including source code, project hosting on Google Code, projects for students including Google Summer of Code and the Google Highly Open Participation Contest, and support for a wide variety of projects, LUGS, and events around the world.

Learn more at http://code.google.com/opensource/

iX Systems

iXsystems, Inc. is an employee-owned and operated, open source-centric, customer-focused organization, dedicated to providing the highest quality built-to-order enterprise rackmount server solutions, pre-configured server appliances, and scalable storage solutions to our customers around the globe.

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, continuing as BSDi in 2000, then as iXsystems since 2002.


Reliable, Secure Data Archiving and Bare Metal Disaster Recovery Software
for UNIX and Linux

Please see http://www.microlite.com for further information.

Net2EZ Managed Data Centers

Rooted in the industry achievements of its co-founders, Net2EZ was conceptualized in 1999 as a specialized solution provider. A start-up in the truest sense of the term, the corporation focused its early efforts upon those clients who required substantial flexibility and had come up empty in their search for an accommodating provider. Since that time, we have made a name for ourselves in the world of collocation, connectivity, and managed hosting services by delivering a totally comprehensive data center solution.

Website:  http://www.net2ez.com


Oracle Technology Network is the world's largest community of developers, DBAs/admins, and architects using Oracle products and industry-standard technologies. Millions of members collaborate via OTN every day to share real-world expertise and best practices about how to best design, build, deploy, manage, and optimize applications.

For more information regarding the Oracle Technology Network (OTN), please visit: http://otn.oracle.com/linux

Raffle Sponsors


Apress is a technical publisher devoted to meeting the needs of IT professionals, software developers, and programmers, with more than 700 books in print and a continually expanding portfolio of publications.

Apress provides high-quality, no-fluff content in print and electronic formats that help serious technology professionals build a comprehensive pathway to career success.

Cooler Master

Cooler Master was founded with the mission of providing the industry's best thermal solutions. Since its establishment a decade ago, the company has remained faithful to this mission, emerging as a world leader in products and services for companies dealing with devices where heat issues must be resolved.

Packt Publishing

See http://www.packtpub.com for more information.

Perky Jerky

Perky Jerky is caffeinated beef jerky, made from 100% all natural beef, with an invigorating additive derived from Guarana, a natural energy booster with approximately twice the caffeine content of a coffee bean.  The result? A beef jerky with outstanding flavor and a powerful jolt. Once you've tried it, you'll be hooked.  Give Perky Jerky a try.


The award-winning Pogoplug is a multimedia sharing device that connects up to four external hard drives to the Internet. Consumers can now securely access and share all of their content [Files, Photos, Music and Video] from any Web browser or enabled mobile device with no additional monthly fees. Get plugged in to your content from wherever you are.

Founded in 2007 by experienced entrepreneurs from the digital media and security industries, Cloud Engines is located in San Francisco, California. The company was formed with a mission to change the way personal content is stored and distributed over the Internet.

The Cloud Engines philosophy is that by making a product simple, open and affordable, the community will participate in making it better. For more information, please visit our Web site, www.pogoplug.com


The recognized leader in open source data integration, Talend makes data integration, data quality and master data management solutions available to organizations of all sizes, and for all integration needs.

Talend offers open, innovative and powerful integration solutions, used primarily for operational data integration, ETL, data profiling and cleansing, and MDM. Visit us at www.talend.com.

Speaker Track Sponsors


As a member of the free software community, Canonical is committed to supporting the development of the open source ecosystem. Our employees are passionate about technology, open source and, of course, Ubuntu.

While our main goal is to ensure that Ubuntu continues to be freely available to everyone around the world, we are also focused on building new tools and software to encourage innovation. Projects like Upstart, Apport and Bazaar are just a few examples of our ongoing commitment to initiatives that promote software development and collaboration throughout the community.


MontaVista Software, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cavium Networks, is a leader in embedded Linux commercialization. For over 10 years, MontaVista has been helping embedded developers get the most out of Linux and open source by adding commercial quality, integration, hardware enablement, expert support, and the resources of the MontaVista development community.

Because MontaVista customers enjoy faster time to market, over 50 million devices have been deployed with MontaVista, more than with any other Linux.

Try it Lab Sponsors


For more information about Asus see their website at http://www.asus.com.

Revolution Linux

Revolution Linux is an Open Source infrastructure service provider specialized in large scale deployments, in North America and around the world. The company is ISO 9001:2008 certified for IT services and follows ITIL best practices.

* Interested in a thin-client infrastructure or central desktop management for laptops and netbooks for large corporate environments or 1:1 educational projects ?

* Looking for a complete infrastructure (authentication, file-sharing, account-provisionnning, groupware...) to support large corporate environments, 1:1 educational project and offer multi-platform centralized services ?

* Seeking a team of experimented professionals to move forward with your organization in a feasibility study on open source or on an open source migration plan?

Contact us! We have some of the largest open source infrastructure deployments in education to our credit.

www.revolutionlinux.com 1-800-995-8955

Media Sponsors

ACM Queue

Acm Queue provides a critical perspective on current and emerging information technologies, highlighting the technical challenges and problems that software engineers are likely to encounter when using them. In doing so, Queue helps readers sharpen their own thinking and pursue innovative solutions in their own work.

Backbone Magazine

Backbone magazine is a broad-based business magazine that focuses on technology for business executives who need to stay up to date. It provides a tangible tool to enhance productivity and agility in the changing economy of Canada. It is the only magazine in Canada with this focus that reaches a large senior business executive audience.

Free Software 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!  And if you want to keep up to date with all the free software news, visit Free Software Magazine's new news hub, FSDaily



Latinux Magazine is oriented toward the technology sector, telecommunications, computers and especially free and open technologies. Its main purpose is to display and disseminate advances and opinions in the information technology area in an increasingly globalized world, and where, more than ever, companies adapt to a economic world situation to innovate and remain on the market. The magazine allows the promotion of the services, software, hardware, and technological innovations developed by each company or institution.

It has a database of more than 8,000 customers throughout the Americas (between firms and public institutions) actually interested in new technologies, custom development, support services, as they have already participated in the Higher Institute of Technological Studies and Research, ISEIT, in the training of professionals in new technologies or events the institution has organized besides other members of the Latinux Cluster.

In turn, Latinux Magazine has a monthly electronic distribution which is present in several countries, including Brazil, Chile, Colombia , Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, USA and Venezuela. It aims to reach companies in the technology sector which can use this channel to make known what they are developing or what each company provides.  It also informs readers about relevant activities being developed in different countries, being much more effective in its advertising, and its position in other international markets.

Linux Journal

Linux Journal, currently celebrating its 16th year of publication, is the original magazine of the global Linux community, delivering readers the advice and inspiration they need to get the most out of their Linux systems.

In-depth information provides a full 360-degree look at featured topics relating to Linux, giving a comprehensive source of everything readers need for creating and completing their own projects -- not just tools they will use today, but relevant and encompassing information they will turn to in future months and years.

In addition to how-to content, Linux Journal includes opinions, new product information, profiles of leaders making major contributions in Open Source and product reviews. It also covers business, social and technical news and developments in order to fulfill its mission as the central forum and advocate for the greater Linux community throughout the world.

If you use Linux, you should be reading Linux Journal. Start your risk free trial subscription today http://www.linuxjournal.com/subscribe.

Linux Pro Magazine

Linux Pro Magazine keeps the emphasis on real-life, practical techniques and delivers a premium blend of technical articles on a range of topics, including reviews of new products, practical advice on tools and strategies for system administrators, tips on programming in the Linux environment, and discussions of advanced desktop techniques.

Each issue includes a FREE Linux DVD!

Get 3 issues + 3 DVDs for only $3! Sign up for your Linux Pro trial subscription now! http://www.linuxpromagazine.com/ILPBN991


LinuxQuestions.org (commonly abbreviated LQ) is a community-driven, self-help site for Linux users. As of June 2007, it has over 300,000 registered members. Started in 2000 by Jeremy Garcia, LQ is one of the most popular free software community sites and is usually reputed for helpfulness.

The most popular section of the site is the forums, where Linux users can share their knowledge and experience. Newcomers to the Linux world (often called newbies) can ask questions and Linux experts can offer advice. Topics include security, installation, and networking.  Currently available forums fall into the following categories: LinuxQuestions.org, Linux, Enterprise Linux, Other *NIX Forums, Non-*NIX Forums.  As of January 2007, the forums had more than 2.5 million posts.

The LinuxQuestions moderators will be available to answer attendee questions regarding Linux, Open Source and Linux Questions in the same friendly manner that they have come to expect in the LQ forums.



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, development projects and more.



Founded in July 2005, Mashable is the world’s largest blog focused exclusively on Web 2.0 and Social Media news.

With more than 16 million monthly pageviews, Mashable is the most prolific blog reviewing new Web sites and services, publishing breaking news on what’s new on the web and offering social media resources and guides.


Mixergy: Business tips for startups


Opensourc3 is the premier unified computing magazine for IT professionals.   Published monthly, it can be downloaded for free in PDF format or read on-line.

Opensourc3 focuses on emerging technologies, technologies that free organizations from vendor lock-in and their relationship within the unified computing model. Regular subjects include hypervisor and cloud technologies, virtualization, networking, storage and computing. Subscribe or download the latest issue at www.opensourc3.org.

SyncHaven.net provides low cost, secure offsite data storage geared perfectly for Linux and UNIX.

The online communities at Toolbox.com help professionals do their jobs better by enabling them to easily share knowledge with experienced peers. Leveraging a proprietary contextual matching system, Toolbox.com packages advertising content into the community interaction process to add value to users and deliver market-leading ROI to vendors advertising to this community of 3 million professionals.

Ubuntu User

Ubuntu User: The First Print Magazine Devoted to Ubuntu

Packed into every issue of Ubuntu User you'll find reviews, interviews, community news, HowTo articles, troubleshooting tips, in-depth technical articles, and handy tutorials for readers who are new to the world of Ubuntu.

A free Ubuntu DVD included with every issue provides an easy way for users to install or upgrade to the latest version.

Ubuntu User is available on newsstands worldwide, or subscribe now at: http://www.ubuntu-user.com

Web Hosting Industry Review

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.

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