LF Collaboration Summit Speakers Announced

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I am pleased to announce the speaker line up for the upcoming Linux
Foundation Collaboration Summit at the Austin Supercomputing Center.
The speakers, like the attendees of the summit, represent leaders from
the developer, industry and end user communities surrounding Linux.
Don’t miss the opportunity to collaborate with these individuals on
April 8-10, 2008 at the UT Austin Supercomputing Center.

Apply for registration here:

Speakers for the Panel and Keynote Showcase on April 8 already include:

– Kernel maintainers and developers James Bottomley, Jon Corbet, Dave
Jones, Christoph Lameter, Ted Ts’o, Chris Wright and others will
discuss the state of the Linux kernel community

– Dan Frye, head of IBM’s Linux Technology Center, Christine Martino,
vice president of the Open Source & Linux Organization at HP and Wim
Coekaerts, vice president of Linux Engineering for Oracle will share
their perspective on what Linux means to their companies and where
it’s headed

– Senior representatives from LiMO, Open Handset Alliance, Moblin,
OpenMoko, LiPS and others will discuss Linux and mobile: why it’s so
strong and where it’s going

– Linux is now shipping on multiple hardware offerings. Hear from
John Hull of Dell, Bdale Garbee of HP and representatives of ASUS,
Acer, Everex and Lenovo on why they chose Linux and what they need
from the Linux community to make it succeed

– IDC Analyst Al Gillen will share important new data on Linux
deployment worldwide

– MySQL CEO Marten Mikos will discuss his company’s recent billion
dollar acquisition by Sun Microsystems and MySQL’s continued
commitment to the Linux platform.

This is truly an unbelievable assortment of people. The Collaboration
Summit will have representatives from all the big names in Linux from
Intel, AMD, HP, Texas Instruments, Google, NTT, Fujitsu, Hitachi,
Dell, Red Hat, Novell, NEC, Sony, Motorola, Mozilla, GNOME Foundation,
Nokia, Bull and dozens more.  Additionally, the first day is an
opportunity to meet press and analysts from eWeek, InformationWeek,
BusinessWeek, Gartner Group, IDC and more.

Last year’s event filled up quickly. Please apply to attend this event
if you feel you should be there:

This unique, invitation-only event bring together the brightest minds
in the Linux ecosystem from the kernel, end user, desktop, legal and
vendor communities to collaborate on the advancement of the Linux
platform. Attendees can expect purposive discussion, examination and
debate through engaging plenary session content and workgroup
meetings. Breakout sessions contain all the domain expertise and key
players necessary to make immediate contributions to the platform.

You can see more detailed agenda information here:

This is a *free* event for LF members or key individuals needed to
advance the Linux platform.

Additional benefits include:
• Special networking evening reception “Shark vs. Penguin” on Tuesday
night in downtown Austin. Food, drinks and transportation provided.
• IBM Reception and Solutions Experience Lab Tour on Wednesday
evening, including food and drinks.