Linux Foundation Announces Keynote Speakers for LinuxCon

May 05, 2010

Mini-summits to take place on August 9

The Linux Foundation today announced the keynote speaker's for the 2010 LinuxCon in Boston, August 10-12. The foundation also confirmed the return of The Linux Kernel Roundtable and the inclusion of mini-summits to take place the day before LinuxCon kicks-off.
Without further ado, the confirmed keynotes are:

Rav Simhambhatla, VP and chief information officer at Virgin America. Simhambhatla will explain how he convinced internal colleagues to adopt Linux and open source technologies for their business.

Eden Moglen, founding director of the Software Freedom Law Center. She will discuss legal defense for open source and give an update on GPLv2 and GPLv3.

Jeffrey S. Hammond, principal analyst for Forrester Research. Hammond will present encouraging data regarding adoption and awareness of open source platforms and discuss the benefits of a mixed source development model.

Stormy Peters, executive director of the GNOME Foundation. Peters will discuss cloud data storage and access and the effect that has on Linux and open source.

“The LinuxCon keynotes and panels represent the Linux ecosystem and its major insiders – from the developer, business, operations and legal communities,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation via press release.

The mini-summits that debuted at LinuxCon 2009 also make a return. Mini-summits are a series of focused forums designed to connect users with developers in intimate tutorial settings. Among the mini-summis offered this year are the Linux Storage and Filesystem Summit (also offered on August 8), Xen Directions, KVM Forum and the Linux Security, Bluetooth, Tracing and Power Management summit.

Finally, The Linux Foundation announced the kernel developers on-hand for the roundtable. They are: James Bottomley, Jon Corbet, Dave Jones, Chris Mason, and Ted Ts'o. The kernel roundtable was one of the more popular events at last year's LinuxCon and the developers selected for this year's, will likely be as popular, if not more so, this year.

Like the Gov 2.0 Expo, early registration for LinuxCon 2010 ends soon, May 6, to be exact. Early registration is $300 and $100 for students.

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