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Ubuntu Live 2008 cancelled

By Lisa Hoover on May 20, 2008 (5:44:03 PM)

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If you were planning to attend Ubuntu Live 2008 in July, we have some bad news for you: the event has been canceled. Speakers were quietly notified earlier this week and the event's Web site was updated late this morning.

This was to be the second time Ubuntu held the event that was timed to run concurrently with O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) at the same venue. Canonical remains mum on the reason for the cancellation, except to say that this arrangement "better suits" people planning to attend OSCON. While Ubuntu Live 2007 boasted attendance of more than 750 developers, IT managers, and hackers, there is no word on how many people were preregistered for this year's event. Much of the content that was to have been presented at Ubuntu Live 2008 will instead be presented at OSCON, though no there is no official word yet about which speakers will be included.

In a statement, Canonical says, "We have decided to replace this year's Ubuntu Live conference -- which was scheduled for July 21-22 in Portland, OR -- with added content at the OSCON event, scheduled July 21-25 in the same location, as well as with several regional events in North America and Europe (more to come later). We believe this new structure will better suit people travelling to Oregon for OSCON anyway and also those who could not see us there at that time. All registered attendees, speakers and press have been contacted by O'Reilly with details of refunds or equivalent offers."

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Alternative Events

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 84.215.176.171] on May 20, 2008 11:56 PM
There are a few other events in July worth going to. For example, for those in Europe with an interest in Python programming and Free Software, there's EuroPython 2008 (see europython.org) in Vilnius, Lithuania. Competing for that time slot is the GUADEC conference, I believe, which also has a Free Software emphasis.

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Re: Alternative Events

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 67.173.12.114] on May 21, 2008 04:35 PM
"Other events in July worth going to" that seems to imply that Ubuntu Live was worth the price of admission... It wasn't so few signed up so they canceled it. And unless they say otherwise I'm going to keep on assuming that.

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Ubuntu Live 2008 cancelled

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 85.99.35.34] on May 21, 2008 10:51 PM
now i am pissed.

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Ubuntu Live 2008 cancelled

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 80.126.226.120] on May 22, 2008 12:29 PM
You should all come to Eth0 the dutch hackers / opensource event this year, I know it might be out of your way, but ey, good things never happen at home right?

http://www.eth-0.nl

See you there!

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Ubuntu Live 2008 cancelled

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 10.117.8.2] on June 02, 2008 12:05 PM
LugRadio Live on July 19th <http://lugradio.org/live/UK2008/>

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