About The Southern California Linux Expo 2007

The USC, Simi/Conejo, and UCLA Linux User Groups are proud to present SCALE 5X: The Fifth Annual Southern California Linux Expo. To be held on February 10-11, 2007, the Southern California Linux Expo will bring together Linux and Open Source Software companies, developers, and users.

This event will provide new insight in the growing technological Linux community and where it is headed. This operating system created by a grass roots effort has grown robust enough to be embraced by companies such as Sun and IBM. The Southern California Linux Expo will contain a blend of business leaders and technical experts that are required to truly understand where Linux is at and where it will be in 10 years.

About The Southern California Linux Expo, Inc

The Southern California Linux Expo, Inc is a non-profit organization currently comprised, but not limited to, members of the USCLUG, UCLALUG, and SCLUG. Our mission statement is as follows:

The mission of SCALE is outreach - our goal is to evangelize the advantages of Open Source software. Open Source software is any software that meets the litmus test of the OSI (Open Source Initiative)1. Examples of OSS are Linux and the various BSD operating systems, and applications such as OpenOffice.org and Mozilla.

Our target audiences are both current and potential users of OSS2. Those users can be individual computer users, educational institutions, or businesses.

Those outreach efforts consist mainly of, but are not limited to, the Southern California Linux Expo. The Expo's educational focus is composed of (but not limited to) technical seminars and booths where, among other things, both commercial software and hardware vendors, and local non-profit groups (for example, Linux Users Groups), participate in product display, and software demonstrations and tutorials, respectively.

SCALE may host, or participate in, other activities that align with its mission statement.

We are a non-profit volunteer organization, and are vendor- and distribution neutral in our outreach efforts.

About The LUGs

The University of Southern California's (USC) Linux Users Group is a community of users of various unices such as Linux, *BSD, Solaris, etc. Working closely with the USC Computer Science Department, the USC LUG provides much of the resources necessary to put together the Southern California Linux Expo. Visit the USC LUG website at http://linux.usc.edu/

The Simi/Conejo Linux Users Group (SC LUG) is a group of Linux enthusiasts from the Simi Valley / Conejo Valley area just north of Los Angeles. The SCLUG held several LUG Fests, gatherings of Los Angeles Linux user groups, in the previous years. The SC LUG contributes its extensive experiences and expertise to help organize the Southern California Linux Expo. For more information on the SC LUG, go to http://www.sclug.org/

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Linux Users Group has been in existence since 1998. The UCLALUG promotes Linux via advocacy, support, and education to UCLA and the surrounding areas. Seeking to help out, the UCLALUG contributes its resources to the Southern California Linux Expo. Check out the UCLA LUG and its mirror of Free Software at http://linux.ucla.edu/

About This Website

Web hosting and email for SCALE is provided by ACTUSA. Web design was primarily done by the UCLA LUG with contributions by many people.

This website should be viewable with any browser. If you have any questions or problems, please let us know.

Privacy Policy

The Linux Expo of Southern California gathers personal information from people who register to attend the So Cal Linux Expo. This information is ONLY used by SCALE to improve future Expos. If other groups that participate in SCALE ask for information about attendees to improve their offering at SCALE, and we agree to share it, it will be only those demographics that are not identifiable to any individual.

We'll treat your personal information like your other valuable possessions; with great care.

Note that you can give your badge information to vendors if you're interested in getting more information about their products. That's voluntary, and SCALE does not participate in that information exchange.