SOURCE: The Linux Foundation

March 11, 2008 07:10 ET

The Linux Foundation Reveals Speaker Line-Up for 2nd Annual Collaboration Summit

Kernel Developers, IDC's Head Linux Analyst and Companies Such as Dell, HP, IBM, MySQL, and Oracle Will Debate Growth Opportunities for the Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 11, 2008) - The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the speakers for its 2nd Annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit.

The Summit, heralded as the only place where Linux kernel developers, distribution and system vendors, ISVs, and end users meet face-to-face and collaborate, takes place April 8 - 10, 2008 at the UT Super Computing Center in Austin, TX.

The Collaboration Summit is designed to accelerate collaboration and problem solving in the Linux community by bringing key stakeholders together in a neutral setting. While there are a variety of industry and developer conferences, the LF Collaboration Summit is the only one to combine participation from developers, users, vendors, ISVs, attorneys and C-level executives to tackle the most pressing issues facing Linux.

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Last year's over-subscribed Summit took place June 13 - 15, 2007 at the Google Mountain View Campus and included more than 230 leaders from the Linux community.

Agenda highlights for the 2nd Annual LF Collaboration Summit include:

--  Fresh from his $1 billion acquisition by Sun, MySQL's CEO Marten
    Mickos will describe his plans for the future, including MySQL's commitment
    to the "L in the LAMP" stack.
--  Where is Linux growing? Al Gillen, research vice president at analyst
    firm IDC, will unveil important new data on Linux deployments worldwide.
--  Kernel Developer Panel. The Summit will be kicked off by a panel of
    key Kernel developers and maintainers including James Bottomley, Jonathan
    Corbet, Dave Jones, Christoph Lameter, Ted Ts'o, Chris Wright, and others.
    This is a unique opportunity to hear directly from these developers.
--  Mobile Landscape. The last twelve months have seen an explosion in
    Linux on mobile devices. Executive representatives from LiMO,,
    the new Open Handset Alliance and OpenMoko will address fragmentation and
    how they're working together to build the future's mobile computing
--  In the last year, there has also been tremendous growth of Linux pre-
    installed on desktop and ultra-mobile devices.  This market is continuing
    to explode with dozens of design wins. Find out now what is behind this
    growing trend from senior representatives from Dell, Everex, gOS (maker of
    the CloudBook), HP, Lenovo, and VIA Technologies.
--  The titans of the Linux industry are growing products and service
    offerings on top of Linux. The 451 Group's Raven Zachary will moderate a
    panel of these influential industry leaders including: Wim Coekaerts, vice
    president of Linux engineering at Oracle; Dan Frye, vice president of open
    systems development at IBM; Christine Martino, HP's vice president of open
    source and Linux; and Christy Wyatt, vice president, ecosystem and market
    development for Motorola's Mobile Devices business. They will share what
    Linux means to their companies and where it's headed.
--  Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens will give a keynote address on the future of
    Linux from Red Hat's perspective.

"This year's LF Collaboration Summit has attracted a veritable who's who of Linux leaders," said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. "We're looking forward to a packed house and a lively group. These people will be defining the agenda for the next stage of mass collaboration, and in order to fuel that collaboration we need to make participation in the Linux ecosystem as easy and efficient as possible."

This unique, invitation-only event brings together the brightest minds in the Linux ecosystem to collaborate on the advancement of the Linux platform. In addition to plenary sessions, workgroup and breakout sessions include: Desktop Architects, the Virtualization Mini-Summit, Mobile and Embedded Linux, Power Management on Linux and Carrier Grade Linux. All of the key players necessary to make real and immediate contributions to the platform will be in attendance.

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 unified resources and services needed for open source to successfully compete with closed platforms. For more information, please visit

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