Two tech giants—Microsoft and Google—have clashed head-on in a few arenas recently: over leadership in the Internet search market, over the use of open-source software—even over employees, like Kai-Fu Lee.
Now comes the real test of superiority: the Golden Penguin Bowl.
The open-source trivia contest is set for Aug. 9 at LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco. Novells Jeremy Allison will host the event at 4:30 p.m.
Microsoft will address its strategies regarding open-source technologies in another venue at LinuxWorld.
Bill Hilf, the companys Director of Platform Technology Strategy, will lead a conference session Aug. 10 at 1 p.m., titled “Managing Linux in a Mixed Environment . . . at Microsoft?—A Look Inside the Linux/Open Source Software lab at Microsoft.”
For its part, Googles Open Source Programs Manager, Chris DiBona, will participate in a keynote panel Aug. 9 at 2:45 p.m., titled “The Explosive Growth of Linux and Open Source—What Does It All Mean?”
This panel will include OSDL (Open Source Development Labs) CEO Stuart Cohen, and representatives from Novell, Red Hat and the Free Software Foundation.
Further information on this years San Francisco LinuxWorld conference can be found here.