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The Linux Foundation’s Premier Event Brings Together World’s Brightest Minds in Open Source

By 2016-02-168月 22nd, 2017Press Release

The leading technologists, business executives, and community leaders driving open source development to meet at Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit

SAN FRANCISCO, February 16, 2016 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the full schedule of keynote speakers, plenary sessions and conference sessions for The Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, taking place March 29-31, 2016 in Lake Tahoe, Calif.

Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit is an invitation-only, intimate event where the world’s leading technologists and business leaders come together to define how open source software projects are built, governed and sustained for market transformation or disruption. Open source software and collaborative development have come to dominate the way IT infrastructure today is built, but not all projects are created equal. This event aims to provide the neutral forum where project leaders, contributors and maintainers, as well as business and community experts, come together to share best practices and new ideas to support and manage the largest shared technologies of our time.

“The Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit has become the only neutral venue where the people defining the future of technology development gather to discuss ideas, share best practices and work on what’s next,” said Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin. “This is where anyone who is anyone in the open source community or technology industry comes to learn about how to establish, build and sustain open source technologies.”

This exclusive gathering of the brightest minds in open source will host discussions on what is shaping strategy and implementation across various projects’ ecosystems.

Keynote speakers this year include:

  • Lee Cheng, chief legal officer, SVP of corporate development and corporate secretary at Newegg Inc., will discuss patent trolls and creating a landscape for innovation.

  • Cornelia Davis, CTO of transformation practice at Pivotal, will talk about the relationship with transformation and the platform when making large scale IT changes in an organization.

  • Chris Ferris, distinguished engineer and CTO open technology at IBM, will detail why an open blockchain is critical for business and innovation.

  • Jason McGee, vice president and CTO cloud platform at IBM will discuss shaping the Modern Cloud Stack with Open Technologies.

  • Mårten Mickos, CEO of HackerOne, will talk about how we make the internet’s building blocks secure.

  • Stephen O’Grady, principal analyst and co-founder, RedMonk will discuss the role of open source in SaaS and other current topics.

  • David Ward, CTO of engineering and chief architect at Cisco Systems, will review Cisco’s newest open source initiatives and discuss the future of open networking.

  • Rob Waterworth will present on the Clinton Climate Initiative-organized Moja Global and the open suite of tools they use to monitor climate change in the land sector.

  • Jim Zemlin, executive director of The Linux Foundation, will present the State of Open Source for 2016 and take a look at some of the newest projects and their impact on technology as a whole.

Additional highlights include:

  • Tracks on Open Source Program Management, Best Practices for Managing Open Source Projects, Community Best Practices and Board Best Practices

  • Tracks on Supply Chain Infrastructure and Security

  • Tracks on Cloud Native/Containers, IoT and Networking

  • Open Spaces unconference sessions will gather attendees to discuss and brainstorm the most important topics facing the industry today

  • Aerial Tram Ride to High Camp at Squaw Valley for an Attendee Reception Tuesday evening

  • Professional, licensed child care for children of attendees provided at no cost

The full schedule of sessions is available online at  

Collaboration Summit started in 2007, with the first event hosted on the Google campus in Mountain View, CA. Initially conceived as a venue for Linux Foundation members and projects to collaborate, it has in the years since evolved into the place where leaders from throughout the open source community to gather to support collaborative software development. 2016 takes this a step further, with a stronger focus on the management, governance, infrastructure, and community issues for open source projects, with the goal of ensuring more projects are able to launch, build communities of contributors and users, and succeed.

Individuals interested in attending should request an invitation at Members of the press and analyst community wishing to attend should email Dan Brown at

This event is made possible by Platinum Sponsor Intel and Gold Sponsor Citrix. 

Additional Resources

YouTube: The Linux Foundation Event Experience (

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at

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