Argentina, here we come

I'm going to be in Argentina with Mark Shuttleworth in August. Here are a few things I'd love to have happen.

It's official. Mark Shuttleworth (Ubuntu) and I are going to be in Buenos Aires on August 14 through 15. I'm corresponding with several of you about putting together a community event there (or more). Mark is obviously the big draw, so let's put together some cool gatherings to welcome him to Argentina. (I also have some business meetings planned with an Alfresco partner during the days, but there should be time for community events.)

I think it would be very interesting to have some of the following:

  • Listening to Mark talk about the future of Linux
  • Listening to Argentines talking about the state of the open-source market in Argentina
  • Watching Riquelme play for Boca :-) (Wrong time of year for football, unfortunately!)
  • Meeting with government representatives to hear about government adoption of open source
  • Meeting with private companies about their open-source adoption
  • And more.

If you're interested in participating, please email. I've started to organize things with a few people there. I'm really looking forward to it.

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    Matt Asay is chief operating officer at Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Prior to Canonical, Matt was general manager of the Americas division and vice president of business development at Alfresco, an open-source applications company. Matt brings a decade of in-the-trenches open-source business and legal experience to The Open Road, with an emphasis on emerging open-source business strategies and opportunities. He is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CNET. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mjasay.

     

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