Foundation Announces LinuxCon 2010 Program and
topics – ranging from KVM to Linux's success on the desktop
to MySQL and MariaDB – are among more
than 60 sessions focused on operations, development and
SAN FRANCISCO, May 25, 2010
– The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization
dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced new
keynote speakers and its full conference schedule for North
America's premier annual conference LinuxCon taking
place in Boston August 10-12, 2010.
LinuxCon, which sold out when
it premiered in Portland, Oregon in 2009, is the world's leading
conference addressing all matters Linux for the global business and
technical communities. The LinuxCon schedule includes in-depth
technical content for developers and operations personnel, as well
as business and legal insight from the industry's leaders. The
networking, problem-solving and deal-making opportunities at
LinuxCon are unmatched for those involved in enterprise, desktop or
The final LinuxCon program
includes sessions that will address the enterprise computing
industry's most controversial topics:
§ Red Hat's Matthew
Garrett will share the lessons learned from the recent
Andorid/Kernel community discussions.
MySQL author Monty Widenius will talk about why he forked with MariaDB.
executive Matt Asay will speculate on where the Linux
desktop is succeeding.
Hank Janssen will discuss the physics behind the Hyper-V
drivers for Linux.
New keynote additions
§ Intel &
Nokia will present a joint
keynote titled, "Freedom to Innovate: Can
MeeGo's Openness Change the Mobile Industry?"
§ Oracle's Wim Coekaerts,
Senior Vice President, Linux and Virtual Engineering, will take a
technical look at Linux at Oracle.
§ Novell's Senior Vice
President and General Manager of Open Platform Solutions, Markus
Rex, will speak about the changing nature of IT workloads on
§ Qualcomm's President of
Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc. (QuIC) Rob Chandhok will talk
about the challenges in open source and mobile today in his
keynote titled, "Mobile Linux:
adapting practices, driving innovation, collaboration, and
These keynotes are in
addition to the ones announced earlier this month, which include
the Linux Kernel Roundtable keynote, Virgin America's CIO Ravi
Simhambhatla, the Software Freedom Law Center's Eben Moglen, the
GNOME Foundation's Stormy Peters, and
Forrester's Jeffrey Hammond: http://www.linuxfoundation.org/node/6225.
Additional highlights from
the LinuxCon program, which includes 60 sessions dispersed across
the operations, development and business tracks,
§ How We Made Ubuntu
Scott James Remnant,
§ KVM: The Latest
from the Core Development Team
Chris Wright, Red
§ One Billion Files:
Scalability Limits in Linux File Systems
Ric Wheeler, Red
§ Efficiency? Lower
Cost? Innovation? What Does Linux Mean to the CIO in
LinuxCon will also feature
half-day, in-depth tutorials that include How to Work with
the Linux Development Community, Building Linux
Device Drivers and Using Git, among
For more detail on the
program and speakers, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon/schedule.
To register, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/component/registrationpro/?func=details&did=27
"Linux now powers everything
from the data center to your mobile phone to your TV, and LinuxCon
reflects that momentum and breadth," said Jim Zemlin, executive
director at The Linux Foundation. "If you're a developer, we have
technical content. If you're a business executive, you will learn
from the best. If you're interested in legal issues, it's all
covered at LinuxCon."
LinuxCon this year is
supported by platinum sponsors HP, IBM, Intel and Novell; and
bronze sponsors Black Duck, Canonical, INetU, Linbit, NetApp and
SoftLayer Technologies. Mini-summits
will take place during the two days prior to LinuxCon and include
the recently added Cloud Summit. For more details on the
mini-summits, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon/mini-summits.
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