Monday morning started out well — a continuation of the sunny day we had Sunday, a few hours to concentrate on my actual work — until the phone rang. Microsoft had unleashed a FUD storm with more vague patent threats. While a few articles have been published with Linux Foundation statements, I wanted to elaborate on our public comments so far.
I am personally very excited about a new initiative we have started at the Linux Foundation. The first ever Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit will take place from June 13 through 15 at the Googleplex in the Bay Area. This unique, invitation-only event will bring together the brightest minds in the Linux ecosystem to discuss where Linux is, where it needs to go and how we can all help get it there. We’re combining LF workgroup meetings, LSB face-to-face meetings, and the advisory councils (user, vendor, developer) to create one uber-conference.
Registration is now open for Unubutu live along with a listing of the sessions and tutorials for the conference. Jim Zemlin will be speaking at the conference along with folks like Jon “maddog” Hall, Mitchell Kapor, Mårten Mickos, Jeff Waugh, Bradley Kuhn, Matt Asay, Stephen O’Grady, Jono Bacon, Matt Zimmerman, and Mark Shuttleworth. Registration can be found at:
Enterprise Open Source Magazine recently published an article we wrote on the start of the Linux Foundation. If you’re interested in how we started or what we’re doing around here, I urge you to read it.
Our new board member, Mark Shuttleworth from Ubuntu fame, has a nice post about the Linux Foundation.
I think he’s makes some very correct points on how difficult it can sometimes be to run a consortia. We also really appreciate his kind words, not just because he’s a board member but because he’s an important member of the Linux community, and thus our constiuency.