New event will feature Linux creator Linus Torvalds and bring together Korean businesses, developers and the Linux kernel community
SEOUL and SAN FRANCISCO, August 7, 2012 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the first-ever Korean Linux Forum, taking place Oct. 11-12, 2012 in Seoul, Korea at the JW Marriott.
The Linux Foundation is partnering with its newest platinum member Samsung on this event to increase Linux development and collaboration from the talent pool in Korea and other countries in the Asia region. These types of events lay the groundwork for collaboration that can unlock thousands of lines of code that exist in Korea and surrounding geographies at leading companies.
The Korea Linux Forum will bring together a unique blend of top regional and international talent, including core kernel developers to collaborate with software developers in Korea and increase participation. It is designed to facilitate in-person collaboration and to support future interaction between Korea and other Asia-Pacific countries and the rest of the global Linux community.
“Korea is a hotbed of new Linux development, especially in the mobile and embedded areas,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director, The Linux Foundation. “The Korea Linux Forum will help bridge the amazing work being done in the country with the global Linux community, resulting in technical advancements for Linux and that impact the entire ecosystem. We are pleased to work with our member Samsung on this event and other activities to hopefully tap into the developer talent pool in Korea.”
The Korea Linux Forum will feature keynotes from Samsung’s Head of Software R&D Center KiHo Kim, Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman, Google’s Tejun Heo, Intel’s Chief Linux and Open Source Technologist Dirk Hohndel and Linux creator Linus Torvalds. It will also include sessions and workshops on the Linux kernel, Android, Tizen, and embedded development. There will be an evening reception sponsored by Intel on Oct. 11, 2012.
To submit a proposal to speak, please send an email with name, speaker biography and an abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org  by Aug. 24, 2012. Also, to maximize the opportunities for attendees onsite, The Linux Foundation will offer Linux and open source training courses available Oct. 9-10, 2012:
- Understanding the Open Source Development Model 
- Advanced Linux Performance Tuning 
- Open Source License Compliance 
For more information about Linux training courses, please visit: http://training.linxfoundation.org .
The early bird registration fee is US$200 until Sept. 14, 2012 and US$300 thereafter. To register, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/korea-linux-forum 
About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation  is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source development community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Linux conferences,  including LinuxCon , and generating original Linux research , Linux videos  and content that advances the understanding of the Linux platform. Its web properties, including Linux.com,  reach approximately two million people per month. The organization also provides extensive Linux training  opportunities that feature the Linux kernel community’s leading experts as instructors. Follow The Linux Foundation on Twitter. 
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