Linux Foundation Announces LinuxCon Brazil

Linux Foundation Announces LinuxCon Brazil

Linus Torvalds to speak at first ever LinuxCon Brazil where the country’s developer, IT operations and business communities will come together to collaborate

SAO PAULO and SAN FRANCISCO, May 11, 2010 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced it is expanding its premier Linux conference, LinuxCon, to Brazil. LinuxCon Brazil will take place August 31 – September 1, 2010 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Early registration opens today, as does the Call for Participation (CFP). To register and/or submit a topic for consideration, please visit the LinuxCon Brazil Website.

Brazil has long been recognized as one of the fastest growing countries for Linux adoption. The Brazilian government was one of the first to subsidize Linux-based PCs for its citizens with PC Conectado, a tax-free computer initiative launched in 2003. Nearly a decade later, Linux is accelerating both in its enterprise adoption and its functionality around the globe. Brazil’s active and knowledgeable community of Linux users, developers and enterprise executives bring an important perspective to the development process and to the future of Linux.

“Brazil leads many other countries in its adoption of Linux and is a growing base of development. The time is right to take the industry’s premier Linux conference to Brazil,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. “LinuxCon Brazil will provide a neutral forum in which key stakeholders from across the country can come together with the kernel community and global business communities to advance the platform.”

Confirmed speakers for LinuxCon Brazil include Linux creator Linus Torvalds and lead Linux maintainer Andrew Morton, who will together deliver a keynote discussion about the future of Linux moderated by The Linux Foundation’s Jim Zemlin.

Other confirmed speakers include:
• James Bottomley; Novell distinguished engineer and Linux Kernel maintainer of the SCSI subsystem, the Linux Voyager port and the 53c700 driver;
• Jon Corbet, Linux kernel developer and editor, Linux Weekly News (LWN);
• Thomas Gleixner, maintainer of the common Intel architecture branch (x86);
• Ian Pratt, chief architect of the Xen project, chairman of xen.org and vice president at Citrix; and
• Ted Ts’o, North America’s first kernel developer and fellow at Google.

Supported by platinum-level sponsors Globo.com and Intel, gold sponsors Caixa, Locaweb, and silver sponsors 4Linux and Citrix, LinuxCon Brazil will bring together a unique blend of core developers, administrators, users, community managers and industry experts. It is designed to encourage collaboration and support future interaction between Brazil and the rest of the global Linux community. The conference will include presentations, tutorials and birds of a feather sessions that follow developer, IT operations and business tracks.

Linux Foundation events provide developers, IT operations experts, end users, industry executives 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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