The First Ever Linux Collaboration Summit!

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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. Breakout sessions should contain all the domain expertise to make a difference in the advancement of the Linux platform.

More info below or on our events page. I’ll keep updating our progess on the event. I’m happy to report that Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu founder and LF board member, will be giving a keynote.

This is a truly collaborative event that will bring together the key constituencies of the Linux ecosystem: distribution vendors, end users, ISVs, system vendors, developers and community groups. If you want to make an impact on the platform and meet with senior Linux technical and business representatives in one place, this is your event.

The LF Collaboration Summit will be open to LF members and to key senior participants in the Linux ecosystem. To apply please fill out this form. Please send an email to to ask questions. Participation is limited to keep collaboration manageable.

Where: Google’s Mountain View Campus

When: June 13 - 15 (agenda below)


Wednesday, June 13: Plenary session of the Linux Foundation members including key note addresses and breakout problem solving sessions. Sessions include keynotes from LF executive director Jim Zemlin and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth. Panels will feature key individuals from the kernel, legal, end user and distribution communities.

Thursday, June 14: Workgroup sessions on desktop, LSB, and meetings of the LF’s End User, Vendor and Developer Advisory Councils.

Friday, June 15: Technical deep dives on the following topics: Printing, multimedia/audio, packaging and kernel messaging.