Linux Fund 10 Year Anniversary Benefit Party At OSCON 2009

Benefit party will raise money for open source development, events and advisory support

Corvallis, Oregon - June 1st, 2009 - Open source funding organization Linux Fund will celebrate its tenth anniversary with a benefit party on Wednesday, July 22nd at 8PM during the OSCON open source convention in San Jose, California. Linux Fund will be raising money for all of its programs which range from free and open software development to event sponsorship and advisory support. Linux Fund board member and legendary party planner Randal Schwartz will ensure that the long standing tradition of memorable OSCON parties is maintained at the conference's new location.

"Now that OSCON has moved from Portland to San Jose, we thought that our ten year anniversary benefit party would provide the perfect opportunity to bring a bit of Oregon to San Jose while raising money for a good cause." said Linux Fund executive director David Mandel.

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About Linux Fund

Linux Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides financial and advisory support to the free and open software community. Linux Fund has given away over $750,000 to open source events and development since its founding in 1999 using funds earned by its line of rewards credit cards and direct donations.


OSCON provides a central place to gain exposure to and evaluate the new projects, tools, services, platforms, languages, software, and standards sweeping through the open source community. As open source becomes fully integrated into the corporate environment, OSCON helps to define, maintain, and extend the identity of what it means to be open source. OSCON focuses on the substance of technology, filtering the information that matters most now.

About Randal L. Schwartz

Randal L. Schwartz is a world-renowned expert on the Perl programming language, having contributed to a dozen top-selling books and over 250 magazine articles on the subject. Mr. Schwartz runs a Perl and Smalltalk training and consulting company and is a familiar face at open source events around the world.

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