The Linux Foundation’s Annual Collaboration Summit Kicks Off

The Linux Foundation’s Annual Collaboration Summit Kicks Off

Linux and open source leaders work together on next steps for the operating system

Austin, Texas – April 8, 2008 — The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today will kick off its annual Collaboration Summit. The brightest minds in the Linux server, desktop and mobile communities, among others, will gather at the UT Super Computing Center in Austin, Texas to determine how to advance the operating system in the year ahead.

Keynotes and panels will address some of the following topics:

What are the technology trends and the economics driving the Linux desktop in new low cost PC’s? Find out directly from AMD, Asus, Dell, Everex, HP, Intel, Lenovo, TI, and more.

What is the “M” commitment to the “L” in LAMP after the Sun acquisition of MySQL? Find out from Marten Mikos, SVP, Database Group, Sun Microsystems.

When am I going to get my hands on a Linux phone? Find out from Google’s OHA, the LiMo Foundation, OpenMoko, and others. This is the first time Google’s OHA and the LiMo Foundation are sharing a stage.

Where is Red Hat headed? Find out from the CTO of Red Hat Brian Stephens.

Also at the Summit today, IDC Vice President of Research, Al Gillen, will present a new IDC White Paper titled The Role of Linux Servers in Commercial Workloads. The white paper, sponsored by The Linux Foundation, outlines the state of the Linux server market and considers the increasing shift in Linux deployments from infrastructure-oriented workloads to mainstream business-oriented workloads. It predicts significant growth and strong long-term prospects, with the overall Linux ecosystem spend increasing from $21 billion in 2007 to nearly $50 billion in 2011.

The IDC paper can be downloaded at: http://www.linux-foundation.org/publications/IDC_Workloads.pdf.

“The Linux market is expanding, just as the workloads for Linux deployments are expanding. We will work with the community and industry over the next three days and into the rest of the year on how to fuel this growth,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation.

Other keynotes and panels to be delivered today will come from Linux kernel developers and representatives at Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Motorola, Oracle, Red Hat, and Via Technology, among others.

The Summit is heralded as the only place where Linux community developers, distribution and system vendors, ISVs, and end users meet face-to-face and collaborate. While there are a variety of industry and developer conferences, the LF Collaboration Summit is the only one to bridge the worlds of community and industry, while allowing end users to access and influence these two important groups. It is designed to accelerate collaboration and problem solving in the Linux community by bringing key stakeholders together in a neutral setting.

About the Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2007, the Linux Foundation sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and is supported by leading Linux and open source companies and developers from around the world. The Linux Foundation promotes, protects and standardizes Linux by providing unified resources and services needed for open source to successfully compete with closed platforms. For more information, please visit www.linux-foundation.org.
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