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FYI -- From the latest newsletter from the organizers at SCALE


Have something to say? Working on a project others should know about?

Get those papers ready.

The Call for Papers for the Southern California Linux Expo SCALE 11x
is now underway. Between now and Dec. 10, SCALE 11x will be accepting
submissions for presentations at the first-of-the-year Linux event in
North America.

Along with the general tracks covering a wide range of topics related
to Free/Open Source Software, SCALE 11x will have the following
additional specialized tracks:

-- System Administration track, focusing on topics related to system
administration for our audience ranging from beginning to intermediate
knowledge in this area.

-- Kernel Developer track, focusing on the vast majority of topics
surrounding the open source kernel.

-- Cloud/Virtualization track, focusing on open source topics related
to cloud computing.

We invite you to share your work on FOSS projects with the rest of the
community, as well as exchanging ideas with some leading experts in
the field. Details about previous editions of SCALE can be found at

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

-- Kernel and File System Internals
-- Unix variants: Tools and Appliances
-- Open Source Web Development (Examples include PHP, Apache, mySQL,
Zope, Jserv, Roxen, Zend, DHTML etc.)
-- Open Source for Embedded Platforms
-- Open Source Mobile Device Development Platforms
-- Open Source for Cloud Computing and Virtualization
-- In-depth Programming/Scripting with Open Source Languages (Examples
include Perl, Ruby, Python, Shell-programming etc.)
-- Desktop Operating Systems
-- Linux/Unix/Windows Inter-operability
-- Open Source Productivity Applications
-- Tools for Multimedia and Gaming
-- Tools for Profiling and Performance Tuning
-- Open Source Animation Tools
-- Open Source Database Platforms
-- Open Source Licensing
-- Government Policies with Open Source
-- Open Source Promotion and Adoption: Current State
-- Open Source Success Stories
-- Open Source Audio/Video Manipulation tools

Instructions on how to submit a proposal, as well as other pertinent
information, can be found by visiting

Once again, the deadline for submissions is Dec. 10. The last date for
notification of acceptance is Christmas Day.

SCALE 11x will be held on Feb. 22-24, 2013, at the Hilton Los Angeles
Airport in Los Angeles. Registration for SCALE 11x will be announced
when it opens. For more information, visit




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