Red Hat will hose a three-day “summit” for the open source community next year, the company said Wednesday.

The first Red Hat Summit is set for June 1-3, 2005, in New Orleans.
Red Hat said it hoped to draw customers, developers and partners to the event, which will feature three tracks: practical (how to); technical; and business and current issues.

“The Summit is truly a user-driven event. It is an opportunity for open source users to thoroughly examine relevant choices for their infrastructures,” said Michael Tiemann, Open Source Advocate at Red Hat. “Users who have made the decision to deploy open source will be brought together and given a deeper, richer understanding of the implications of their technology decisions and how to scale those choices to the next level.”

Cost to attend is $999 and will include registration, hotel accommodations and meals.

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