Japan Linux Symposium Early Registration Begins; Linus Torvalds to Deliver Opening Keynote

Japan Linux Symposium Early Registration Begins; Linus Torvalds to Deliver Opening Keynote

The Linux Foundation announces details of the inaugural Japan Linux Symposium and the opening of early registration; Linus Torvalds to Speak in the Opening Keynote Session

TOKYO, June 29, 2009 - The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the opening of early registration for the inaugural Japan Linux Symposium (JLS). The event, a new annual technical conference designed to provide a collaboration and education space in the Pacific Rim covering all matters Linux, takes place October 21 – 23, 2009 in Tokyo, Japan.

JLS will bring together top talent from Japan, Asia Pacific, and around the world, including a unique blend of core developers, administrators, users, community managers and industry experts. It is designed not only to encourage collaboration but to support future interaction between Japan and other Asia Pacific countries and the rest of the global Linux community.

“The Japan Linux Symposium is a historic opportunity for attendees to collaborate with the leaders of the worldwide Linux community,” said Jim Zemlin. “In this economic climate, the use of Linux and open source software is even more strategic to companies looking to innovate while reducing costs. By attending the Japan Linux Symposium, attendees will gain the knowledge and connections they need to advance their careers and their companies’ interest in Linux. It’s a once in lifetime opportunity to meet and learn from these Linux luminaries.”

JLS’s opening Keynote Sessions, taking place on October 21st, from 13:00-17:00 at the ANA Intercontinental Hotel Tokyo in Tameike, Tokyo, are jointly hosted by The Linux Foundation, the Japan OSS Promotion Forum and the Information-Technology Promotion Agency (IPA). They will address the theme “Linux/OSS to Develop Open Innovation” with speakers including:

• Linus Torvalds (Linux creator)
• Yukihiro Matsumoto (Ruby creator)
• Anthony Williams (co-author of “Wikinomics”)

The JLS Conference Sessions (including presentations, tutorials, BOF sessions, keynotes and community mini-summits) will take place on October 22nd and 23rd at Akihabara Convention Hall in Tokyo. The conference program will be announced by the end of July.

Register Now For the JLS Conference Sessions and Keynote Sessions For Only US$200.

The early bird registration fee is US$200 until August 31st, and US$300 thereafter.

While there is a fee to attend the Conference Sessions, there is no charge to attend the Keynote Sessions, as they are sponsored and co-hosted by the Japan OSS Promotion Forum, The Information-Technology Promotion Agency (IPA). If you are only planning to attend the Keynote, please register.

Save 30% on Registration Fees – Become an LF Individual Member and Attend for US$140
Become a Linux Foundation Individual Member (Only US$99 Annually) and receive a number of great benefits, including a Linux.com email alias and 30% off your registration fees for JLS. View other Membership Benefits/Become an Individual Member.

JLS Co-Located with the 9th Annual Linux Kernel Summit
The Linux Kernel Summit brings together the world’s leading core kernel developers to discuss the state of the existing kernel and plan the next development cycle. This two day conference is invitation-only and focuses on development and innovation through sessions and workshops that encourage interaction and discussion between kernel developers and industry leaders. It will take place in Tokyo on the three days preceding JLS.

Thank You to Our Sponsors
The Japan Linux Symposium and the Linux Kernel Summit are generously sponsored by companies and organizations from both Japan and the US who actively and continually support the promotion and growth of the Linux platform.

Japan Linux Symposium Sponsors:
Platinum Sponsors - Hitachi, NEC and Intel
Gold Sponsors – FUJITSU, CE Linux Forum and HP
Silver Sponsors - VA Linux Systems Japan and NTT DATA CORPORATION
Bronze Sponsors - MIRACLE LINUX, MontaVista Software and Renesas Technology

Linux Kernel Summit Sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor Intel
Host Sponsors – Hitachi and NEC
Dinner Reception Sponsors – IBM and Google
General Sponsors - FUJITSU, CE Linux Forum, VA Linux Systems Japan, HP and Red Hat

Media Sponsors of JLS:
@IT, Computer Technology, Computerworld, DataCommunication, EE TIMES Japan, Enterprise Watch, gihyo.jp, IT Leaders, IT Media, japan.internet.com, NIKKEI Linux, Slashdot Japan, SoftwareDesign, SOURCEFORGE.jp, ThinkIT and Tokyo IT Newspaper

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of both, or either of these events, please contact us at events@linuxfoundation.org

About the Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit 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 providing resources and services that include exclusive events and online collaboration, including LinuxCon and Linux.com. For more information, please visit the Foundation website.

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