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[Ed]Below you’ll find a personal report from Jaya Kumar, one of the speakers and attendees at this years FOSS.IN[/ED]

I attended FOSS.IN/2006 this year. It was successfully completed about 2 weeks ago (Nov 24th-26th). It was held at the JN Tata Auditoriums at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. The venue was attractively green and quiet, in a well kept university campus.

Attendee numbers have not yet been published but it is expected to have been around 2000 attendees for each of its 3 days. The speaker list incorporated famous as well as up-and-coming FOSS developers and advocates from all over the world including places like Germany, Canada, USA, Scotland, Brazil, Australia, Sweden and of course India.

The Linux kernel community was well represented by Suparna Bhattacharya (fsdevel), Harald Welte (netdev,GPL-violations.org), Christoph Hellwig (netdev, fsdevel, etc), Jamal Hadi Salim (netdev), Liam Girdwood (ALSA ASoC/DAPM), Ashwin Chaugule (mm), kernel developers from local companies such as Wipro and Infosys, and others.

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