The Linux Foundation Announces LinuxCon 2010 Program and Schedule

The Linux Foundation Announces LinuxCon 2010 Program and Schedule

Industry’s hottest 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 business

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 mobile Linux.

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 Android/Kernel community discussions.

• Original MySQL author Monty Widenius will talk about why he forked with MariaDB.

• Canonical executive Matt Asay will speculate on where the Linux desktop is succeeding.

• Microsoft’s Hank Janssen will discuss the physics behind the Hyper-V drivers for Linux.

New keynote additions include:

• 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 Virtualization 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 on “Empowering the Imagination for Tomorrow’s Linux Workloads.”

• Qualcomm Incorporated’s Rob Chandhok, president of Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc. (QuIC), will talk about the challenges in open source and mobile today in his keynote titled, “Mobile Linux: Adapting Practices, Driving innovation, Collaboration, and Scalability”.

Additional highlights from the LinuxCon program, which includes 60 sessions dispersed across the operations, development and business tracks, include:

• How We Made Ubuntu Boot Faster
Scott James Remnant, Canonical

• KVM: The Latest from the Core Development Team
Chris Wright, Red Hat

• One Billion Files: Scalability Limits in Linux File Systems
Ric Wheeler, Red Hat

• Efficiency? Lower Cost? Innovation? What Does Linux Mean to the CIO in 2010?
Jean Staten-Healy, IBM

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 others.

For more detail on the program and speakers, please visit our event website. To register, please visit the registration website.

“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. To stay up to date on final accepted speaking submissions, last-minute keynote additions and program updates, please follow us on Twitter.

Linux Foundation events provide developers, IT operations experts, end users, industry executives 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. To get more information about all Linux Foundation events, please visit Linux Foundation Events.

About the Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a non-profit 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 hosting important workgroups, events and online resources such as Linux.com. For more information, please visit The Linux Foundation website.

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