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January 24th, 2016

SCALE 14X Saturday in Pictures

Scale 14x Saturday

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls — that covers most of you: From a press standpoint, to say that SCALE 14X was busy would be a clear understatement. While the event has pretty much ratcheted itself up to the next level, staying atop the show in my capacity as the publicity chair is somewhat daunting.

So rather than tell you what happened today, I’m just going to show you. You’ll thank me for it later, trust me.

[All SCALE photos shot by SCALE photographers are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)]

Mark Shuttleworth SCALE

Mark Shuttleworth, who opened UbuCon with a keynote on Thursday, gave the Saturday morning keynote at SCALE 14X on “Open Source in the World of App Stores.” With a large presence of Ubunteros at SCALE 14X, the self-proclaimed “self-appointed benevolent dictator for life” was never at a loss for an audience. SCALE 14X photo by the SCALE Team’s Dennis Rex.

The ElemetaryOS team convinces a visitor that the up-and-coming Linux distribution is for him. ElementaryOS was one of 143 exhibitors and vendors at SCALE 14X. SCALE 14X photo by the SCALE Team’s Michelle Klein-Hass.

Is world peace next? GNOME and KDE are neighbors at SCALE 14X, and for all intents and purposes that was by design. Thank, or blame, SoCal SUSE, which arranged for the two desktop rivals — both available on openSUSE and other major distros — to share a large booth at SCALE 14X. SCALE 14X photo by the SCALE Team’s Larry Cafiero.

On your marks, new Linux users: Long-time SCALE veteran Orv Beach, center in grey shirt, leads the SCALE 14X Installfest — an all-day session where new Linux users got to install Korora 22 on their hardware, and where they spent the better part of the day learning the finer points of their new operating system. SCALE 14X photo by the SCALE Team’s Dennis Rex.

Make way for the menagerie! O’Reilly and all its animals took to the SCALE 14X exhibit hall floor with a wide variety of titles, complete with animals on the cover. A sponsor of SCALE 14X, O’Reilly also sponsors its own Linux/FOSs events, most prominently the Open Source Conference, better known as OSCON. SCALE 14X photo by the SCALE Team’s Dennis Rex.

More news and commentary to follow in FOSS Force as we spend the last day of SCALE in Pasadena on Sunday. Watch this space.

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Larry Cafiero

Larry Cafiero, a.k.a. Larry the Free Software Guy, is a journalist and a Free/Open Source Software advocate. He is involved in several FOSS projects and serves as the publicity chair for the Southern California Linux Expo. Follow him on Twitter: @lcafiero

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