Ubuntu Founder to Visit Manila

Ubuntu Founder and Chairman Mark Shuttleworth is scheduled to visit Manila on February 2, 2006 to meet with representatives from business, academe, government, and local Linux advocates.

The visit is part of Shuttleworth’s Asia Business Tour for the Ubuntu Foundation and Canonical. Shuttleworth will meet with government departments/officials who are involved with proposing and implementing OSS solutions. They will also meet with major system builders, OEMs, and other vendors with an eye to providing them with Ubuntu as distribution for their customers. The visit begins with a business breakfast meeting at the Peninsula Hotel Manila in Makati from 8:00am to 11:00am.

Shuttleworth will give a presentation on Ubuntu, its future directions, and areas of growth and opportunity in the Philippines. Late in the afternoon, Shuttleworth will meet with officials of the Commission on Information and Communications Technology in Diliman. Representatives from NGOs will also be present.

Source : http://linux.org.ph/press_release/news_item.2006-02-01.9620232540