February 20, 2009, 12:50 pm
The Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit is the only conference designed to enhance collaboration between the Linux community, industry, end users and ISVs. Instead of the silo-ed developer conferences or trade shows that fill up the year‚Äôs calendar, we gather leaders from each of these communities together to share knowledge, decide the course of action and accelerate the Linux platform. We‚Äôve been working on the agenda and content for the CollabSummit for many months now, and I‚Äôm extremely excited about the results.
A few highlights I‚Äôm especially looking forward to:
- ¬†A keynote presentation and demo of the Moblin project by Imad Sousou. This is the future of mobile Linux, and I‚Äôm looking forward to seeing it up close.
- A panel discussion on ‚ÄúCommunity Participation: How we measure it, how we do improve it‚Äúwith the leaders in community from Ubuntu, OpenSuse, the kernel and Fedora.
- ‚ÄúWhy Can‚Äôt We All Just Get Along: Linux, Microsoft and Sun.‚Äù It‚Äôs not everyday you see Microsoft, Sun and Linux share the stage. (Each party has assured us they will leave their lawyers, weapons and propaganda at home.)
- ‚ÄúThe Linux Kernel: What‚Äôs Next‚Äù Hear directly from the kernel development community on what to expect in the coming years. Jon Corbet, Andrew Morton, Greg KH and more.
- High Performance Computing Summit. For two days the leading users, developers and vendors in the high performance computing space will advance the state of the art in the largest computers in the world ‚Äî all running Linux.
- Systems Management and Tracing Summit. This track will focus on the current tracing infrastructure for the Linux Kernel and userspace programs. Stakeholders for several current ongoing projects will provide development updates, technical insights and discuss project plans for features and further integration. I expect great things from this session as systems management as a key component of any platform.
- There‚Äôs plenty more: file systems, the Linux ISV summit, Green Linux, Kernel Quality, Community Building and so on.
Wow, I‚Äôm tired already.