Ubuntu Live 2008 cancelled

If you were planning to attend Ubuntu Live 2008 in July, we have some bad news for you: the event has been canceled. Speakers were quietly notified earlier this week and the event's Web site was updated late this morning.

This was to be the second time Ubuntu held the event that was timed to run concurrently with O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) at the same venue. Canonical remains mum on the reason for the cancellation, except to say that this arrangement "better suits" people planning to attend OSCON. While Ubuntu Live 2007 boasted attendance of more than 750 developers, IT managers, and hackers, there is no word on how many people were preregistered for this year's event.