Linux Foundation Opens Registration for Annual Collaboration Summit, Posts Call for Participation for LinuxCon 2009

Linux Foundation Opens Registration for Annual Collaboration Summit, Posts Call for Participation for LinuxCon 2009

Community members prepare for the year’s most anticipated Linux-focused events

SAN FRANCISCO, January 27, 2009 – The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that registration is open for the Linux Foundation’s Annual Collaboration Summit taking place April 8 – 10, 2009 in San Francisco. Also available today are further details, including the Call for Proposals (CFP), for both the Annual Collaboration Summit and LinuxCon 2009.

For the first time, the Linux Foundation is inviting all members of the Linux and open source software communities to submit a proposal for its Annual Collaboration Summit, its cornerstone event. Summit CFP submissions are due February 15, 2009. LinuxCon submissions will be due April 15, 2009.

Sponsored by Intel Corporation and returning to San Francisco in 2009, the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit is an exclusive, invitation-only gathering of the brightest minds in Linux, including core kernel developers, distribution maintainers, ISVs, end users, system vendors and other community organizations. It is the only conference designed to accelerate collaboration and encourage solutions by bringing together a true cross-section of leaders to meet face-to-face to tackle and solve the most pressing issues facing Linux today.

A large portion of the program this year will be dedicated to desktop developers focused on Mobile Linux. Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs), mobile phones, Netbooks, and In-Vehicle Infotainment are expected to populate the world as the economy puts new pressures on companies and consumers, and as competition in the PC industry continues to cross new boundaries in innovation. The Linux community, including developers, vendors and ISVs, will use the Summit to advance the Linux operating system for its role in this global movement. The Moblin Project, for example, will host The Moblin Summit onsite to gather leading vendors and developers together to collaborate with other members of the open source community.

Another focus for the event will be High Performance Computing, where critical workload requirements will be debated among community members. Other tracks include the Systems Management Summit and the ISV Summit, where software vendors can come together in one place with every major Linux “distro” to discuss application portability and other key opportunities in the year ahead.

The Annual Collaboration Summit, presented by host-sponsor Intel
Corporation, will be co-located with the CELF Embedded Linux Conference and the Linux Storage and Filesystem Workshop. The winner of the “We’re Linux” video contest (http://video.linuxfoundation.org) will also be revealed at the Summit, where the winning video and honorable mentions will be screened for the event’s attendees.

Please visit the Linux Foundation’s Annual Collaboration Summit site for more information.

“Linux Foundation’s events provide the only vendor-neutral forum for the Linux community to collaborate face-to-face,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. “This year’s event lineup, including the Annual Collaboration Summit and LinuxCon, are critical for advancing the operating system and providing vendors, developers and users with the right tools for their day-to-day work.”

LinuxCon 2009
LinuxCon, which takes place September 21 – 25, 2009, is a new annual technical conference that is being produced in the spirit of open source development – for the community by the community. The program committee includes recognized community members, including:

• Joe Brockmeier, Novell
• Matt Domsch, Dell
• Bdale Garbee, HP
• Dirk Hohndel, Intel
• Gerrit Huizenga, IBM
• Ari Jaaksi, Nokia
• Vinod Kutty, CME Group
• Amanda McPherson, The Linux Foundation
• Craig Ross, The Linux Foundation
• David Schlesinger, ACCESS
• Tsugikazu Shibata, NEC
• Elena Zannoni, Oracle

To get additional details, please visit the LinuxCon 2009 site.

Linux Foundation events provide kernel developers, IT professionals, end users, senior executives, industry experts, students and the media with a vendor-neutral, nonprofit forum in which collaboration and education advance knowledge and accelerate the advancement of Linux. The events provide a platform for new Linux and open source developments to be revealed and discussed.

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.

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