"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.