Linux Foundation Announces Call for Participation, Registration for North America’s Premiere Linux Conference, LinuxCon
SAN FRANCISCO, February 3, 2010 – The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced its Call for Participation (CFP) for LinuxCon, which takes place August 10-12, 2010 in Boston, Mass. Registration for the event also opens today: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon/register/.
LinuxCon (http://events.linuxfoundation.org/lp/linuxcon) has emerged as the premiere annual conference for Linux developers and executives in North America. The event brings together technical and business leadership for unmatched opportunities to collaborate and learn about all matters Linux.
There are three different categories for CFP submissions: Developer (kernel, core development, software engineering); Operations (systems architecture, Linux migration and deployment); and Business (open source governance, best practices). The founder of the Open Source Business Conference (OSBC), Matt Asay, will join the conference committee this year to help design the Business track.
The following topics will be given priority for the 2010 LinuxCon program:
• Making Linux Smarter
• Opportunities for Linux in the New Global Economy
• Linux in Mobile Devices
• Linux in the Cloud
• Optimization in the Data Center
• Linux Appliances
• Techniques for Successful Adoption of Linux in Business and/or Government
• Keeping Linux “Open”
LinuxCon CFP submissions are due March 31, 2010 at midnight PT. To submit a proposal, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon/cfp.
“LinuxCon has quickly become the destination for collaborating in person on all matters Linux,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. “This year’s conference will include important sessions for developers and operations and executive management. LinuxCon is where you go to collaborate and get things done.”
The program committee includes recognized community members, including:
• Matt Asay, founder of OSBC and popular CNET blogger;
• Hisashi Hashimoto, Open Source Software Technology Center, Hitachi, Ltd.;
• Rikki Kite, associate publisher, Linux Pro Magazine;
• Jon Masters, author and Linux kernel engineer at Red Hat;
• Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs, The Linux Foundation;
• Craig Ross, community relations manager, The Linux Foundation; and
• Elena Zannoni, manager, Linux Engineering Tools, Oracle.
LinuxCon this year is sponsored by HP, IBM and Intel and will be preceded with a number of community mini-summits on August 8 and 9, 2010. Mini-summits include the KVM Forum, Linux Storage & Filesystems Workshop, Linux Security Summit, Wireless Summit, and the Power Management Summit.
Linux Foundation events provide kernel developers, IT professionals, end users, senior executives, industry experts, students and the media with a vendor-neutral, nonprofit forum in which collaboration and education advance knowledge and accelerate the advancement of Linux. The events provide a platform for new Linux and open source developments to be revealed and discussed. To get more information about all Linux Foundation events, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/.
About the Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a non-profit 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: http://linuxfoundation.org.
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