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The Linux Foundation Announces LinuxCon Program, Confirms Linux Creator Linus Torvalds

Jun 16, 2011, 09:09 (0 Talkback[s])

"LinuxCon North America 2011 will host the formal celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Linux, in which Linux creator Linus Torvalds will take part. Torvalds is confirmed to attend LinuxCon and will participate in an interview-style keynote in which he will discuss technical advancements and challenges related to the Linux kernel with kernel developer and maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman.

The Linux Foundation will also host a '20 Years of Linux' panel that will include Linux and open source luminaries Jon 'maddog' Hall, FOSS veteran and advocate, and Eben Moglen, Software Freedom Law Center founder. The Linux Foundation's Executive Director Jim Zemlin will moderate the exclusive panel.

Also confirmed for the final program is a keynote from Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger, Chairman Emeritus of the IBM Academy of Technology and Visiting Professor of Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). While at IBM, Dr. Wladawsky-Berger was responsible for identifying emerging technologies and marketplace developments critical to the future of the IT industry. He will draw upon more than 40 years of experience to provide a unique perspective on Linux and the evolution of IT as we reflect on the 20th Anniversary of Linux milestone.

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