While there's little substitute for actually attending an event, so many things were said and done at this year's LinuxCon, we had to get videos of the event out for public viewing as soon as we could.
So, thanks to the fantastic work from the crew over at Linux Pro Magazine, videos are available from nearly all sessions of LinuxCon.
That's some really key material. We already posted Mark Shuttleworth's keynote last week, because of the content of his talk and all of the community interest that surrounded his remarks.
Now you can watch the recordings of the kernel developer roundtable, with James Bottomley, Jon Corbet, Greg Kroah-Hartmann, Ted Ts'o, Chris Wright, and Linus Torvalds, where Torvalds indicated that he believes the Linux kernel has become too bloated with features.
Visitors can also view Joe Brockmeier's entertaining talk comparing the music industry to Linux, and the lessons that industry can give Linux as we move forward.
Moblin is one of the hot technologies in the Linux world, where embedded Linux on mobile devices was already pretty hot. Intel's Dirk Hohndel laid it all out for LinuxCon attendees, which you can watch, too.
If you like use cases for Linux, the detail doesn't get much better than Noah Broadwater's discussion of how he and his IT staff of 13 successfully implemented SUSE Linux and other open source technologies at Sesame Workshop. It's a story that rings well with the Linux community, because our collective familiarity with Sesame, and because of the resounding success of the migration.
There's more, of course:
- Jim Zemlin kicks off the LinuxCon event with a great look at some important numbers in the Linux ecosystem.
- In another roundtable moderated by Alfresco's Matt Asay, a panel of Linux users and analysts that included Broadwater, Anthony Roby, David Buckholtz, and Jeffrey S. Hammond identified areas where enterprises can legitimately expect to shave IT costs with open source, and where they can't.
- IBM's Bob Sutor highlighted three areas of great opportunity as well as challenge for Linux: the accelerating market for cloud computing, Linux as a significant operating system for mainframes, and the hope for Linux on the desktop in the first LinuxCon keynote.
- Bdale Garbee from HP merged his love of rocketry and open source to explore where innovation really comes from, and if we are at risk of losing one of our community's greatest collective strengths.
These are all great sessions, and I hope you enjoy them. If you are interested in even more detail and education, most of the sessions of the conference are also available now for a US$49 registration fee at Linux Pro Magazine's streaming site. If you couldn't make it to the event this year, now you can gain knowledge and information for a fraction of the event's cost from the comfort of your office or home.
That's a pretty good deal, and I know it's going to help spread a lot of information around the community, as will the keynote videos. You have the chance to see for yourself what's happening in Linux, and who's saying what.
An addendum: anyone interested in photos of LinuxCon can take a look now, as well.