Linux Foundation Announces Keynotes for Exclusive Collaboration Summit

Linux Foundation Announces Keynotes for Exclusive Collaboration Summit

Community leadership tackles opportunities for Linux while MeeGo takes center stage with full-day session and keynote

SAN FRANCISCO, March 11, 2010 – The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced newly confirmed keynotes and panelists for its Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit. The Summit, now in its fourth year, takes place April 14-16, 2010 at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco.

The Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit is the only event where a true cross-section of leaders from the Linux developer, industry and end user communities meet face-to-face to tackle today’s most pressing issues facing Linux, including technical development, legal topics, ISV porting and end user requirements. The Summit is designed to accelerate collaboration and problem solving by bringing key stakeholders together in a neutral setting.

This year’s Collaboration Summit prominently features content on three trends driving the Linux market currently: mobile computing, cloud computing and legal topics associated with the platform.

Highlights from this year’s program include:

• Full-day session on MeeGo, the new computing platform backed by Intel and Nokia and hosted by The Linux Foundation. Nokia Vice President Ari Jaaksi will deliver a keynote that provides a complete overview of the project.

• The Linux Kernel Roundtable Panel featuring James Bottomley, Jon Corbet, Christoph Hellwig, Greg Kroah-Hartman and Andrew Morton.

• Does Open Source Mean Open Cloud? Moderated by John Mark Walker, founder and chief community architect at Community Root, LLC. Panelists include Matt Asay, chief operating officer at Canonical; David Lutterkort, principal software engineer at Red Hat; Sam Ramji, vice president at Sonoa Systems; and Doug Tidwell, senior software engineer at IBM.

• A tongue-in-cheek keynote about community dynamics from Josh Berkus, chief operating officer, PostgreSQL Experts, How to Prevent Community: Making Sure Your Pond Stays Small.

• Keynote from Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin, The State of the Linux Union.

• Why Your Life Might Depend on Your Code. A keynote by Alexander Schanz who uses Linux in his post as Head of Data Center at DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH, German air traffic control.

• 10 Years of Linux at IBM, a keynote from Dr. Daniel Frye, vice president, Open Systems Development, IBM, and board member at the Linux Foundation.

Day two includes the half-day session dedicated to “The Year of Cloud Computing,” which will be moderated by cloud computing expert Bernard Golden. Executives from IBM and Bull will host a full-day session on High Performance Computing. And, the Linux Foundation’s legal counsel Karen Copenhaver will lead the full-day session on “Legal for Non-Lawyers.” Day three includes a variety of workgroup meetings, including Linux Standard Base (LSB), FOSSBazaar, Driver Backport, Filesystems, Desktop, OpenPrinting, Toolchain and Green Linux.

To review the complete schedule, please visit http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/collaboration-summit/agenda

Sponsored by IBM and Intel with additional support from Google, HP and Nokia, the Collaboration Summit is an invitation-only, exclusive event that is bringing together the brightest minds in Linux, including core kernel developers, distribution maintainers, ISVs, end users, system vendors and other community organizations.

For more information on the Linux Foundation’s Annual Collaboration Summit, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/collaboration-summit

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 hosting important workgroups, events and online resources such as Linux.com. For more information, please visit www.linuxfoundation.org.

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