LinuxCon to Showcase Linux at 25 and How It’s Evolved


Linux users are set to assemble for the annual LinuxCon event, this time celebrating the 25th anniversary of the technology and how it’s changed.

The first time I met Jim Zemlin in person was 10 years ago, when he spoke in front of a small audience at the LinuxWorld Canada event in April 2006. At the time, Zemlin was the executive director of the Free Standards Group (FSG), a predecessor organization to the Linux Foundation, which Zemlin now runs. Zemlin is returning to Toronto from Aug. 22-25 for the LinuxCon North America 2016 event and the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Linux.

Somewhat coincidentally, the big 20th anniversary celebration gala for Linux was also held in Canada, with the LinuxCon 2010 event hosted in Victoria, B.C. Among the big keynotes at the 2010 event was one from Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst, and as luck would have it, Whitehurst is back for the 2016 event in Toronto and set to deliver another keynote.

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