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Russell Pavlicek labeled by IBM, as an Open Source "advocacy guru" is a 20-year computer industry veteran. He is a regular speaker at Linux conferences; including LinuxWorld, Linux Expo, Linux for Suits, and the Bazaar, and has written several articles on Linux, and is often quoted in articles dealing with the subject of Open Source. In his day job, Russell is the Linux/Open Source advocate at Compaq Corporation. He is widely respected for his dual perspective of technologist and business strategist.