Are you facing the difficult challenge of keeping your software up to date with the ongoing ebb and flow of operating system enhancements? Are you looking for a distribution model to solve divergent source code and operating system maintenance issues? Would you like to learn more about these issues and how they relate to the Open Source distribution model? Cameron Meadors of VA Linux Systems, will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of Open Source. In particular, he will discuss the low or no-cost ICO (Initial Code Offering) program that they offer to customers considering taking their software to Open Source. VA Linux Systems (http://www.valinux.com) is a provider of integrated Linux and Open Source solutions for the Web. They offer a single point of contact for build-to-order Linux servers, the world's first build-to-order software, expert professional consulting services and close ties to the Open Source community via the Open Source Development Network (OSDN).