Yet another trade show has fallen victim to the terrorist attacks last month. Just as the Apple Expo in Paris was canceled and this month’s QuickTime Live! conference reshuffled to February 2002, the
PalmSource developer conference has been rescheduled.
Like QT Live!, it was originally slated to be held this month. And like the QT conference, it’s now on tap for February. PalmSource’s new dates are Feb. 5-8 2002, at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA.
PalmSource is the premier event for the Palm OS platform. This year’s … er, make that next year’s … event will highlight additional information regarding the Palm OS subsidiary and a new version of its operating system, as well as new devices from its licensees. On July 27, Palm announced that its Platform Solutions Group, which develops and licenses the Palm operating system, would be spun off into a wholly owned subsidiary by the end of the year. A committee of the board of directors of Palm, chaired by David Nagel, will oversee the subsidiary’s establishment.
An Advisory Council of Palm OS licensees will also be formed to consult on the subsidiary’s objectives and provide a direct channel for communication with the Platform Group. Under the new structure, the Platform Solutions Group would operate independently from the hardware division. However, it would continue to leverage Palm’s infrastructure and staff services.
Registration for the rescheduled event will reopen on Oct. 15 at the expo Web site (http://www.palmsource.com). A reduced rate for early registration is available until Nov. 11, and a special discount is available for PalmSource alumni. More info can be