Toronto, Ontario, Canada, February 4, 2004 . . . Canada's only comprehensive
conference and trade show exclusively dedicated to Linux and Open source
applications and solutions for management and technology professionals in
all sectors of industry, business and government has received major support
from IBM. IBM, a key player in the Linux and Open Source landscape, has
booked 1400+ square feet of exhibit space at Real World Linux 2004 and come
on board as a Platinum sponsor.
April 13 to 15, 2004, Real World Linux 2004, in its second year, will be
held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada. The event
focuses on key technology and business hot spots and has the support of many
prominent professional organizations.
"We are excited to have IBM return in our second year as a major exhibitor
and sponsor of Real World Linux 2004," says Bruce Cole, President of Real
World Linux. "IBM continues to demonstrate leadership in the Linux/Open
Source arena and their confirmation for 2004 with larger space demonstrates
the growth of Linux in Canada."
"The Real World Linux Conference & Expo continues to be a great opportunity
for individuals, businesses and the entire open source community to learn
from one another about the applications and benefits of Linux. IBM is proud
to support this cause," said Chris Pratt, manager of IBM eServer Strategic
Initiatives at IBM Canada. "IBM is committed to the ideals of innovation and
collaboration, the same principles of the open source community. Through
Real World Linux, it's our hope that companies use the knowledge and
experience they gain to foster business innovation."
Real World Linux 2004 is Canada's largest such exhibition and conference,
expected to attract more than 2,500 delegates who will meet 70+ exhibiting
companies at the trade show and take in 40 industry related seminars,
tutorials and keynote addresses.
Real World Linux is the Canadian meeting place for the professional Linux
and Open Source community. Users, advocates and those wanting to learn more
about Linux have a mutual goal - to participate in a face-to-face
environment with vendors and renowned experts that are specifically focused
For detailed information about the trade show, conference and keynotes visit
Media members are encouraged to pre-register and receive a complete
Conference Preview Guide that includes a trade show exhibitor list and floor