May 1, 2009, 9:36 am
The 3rd Annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, held this April 8-10 in San Francisco, left me surprised and in high spirits.Â¬â€ Why you ask?Â¬â€ Because although I am fully aware that the downturn the economy has taken is affecting both individuals and businesses alike across the board, it didnâ€šÃ„Ã´t seem to have this effect on the summit this year – not in a lack of attendees, enthusiasm among the participants or spirit of the collaboration.Â¬â€ In fact, I would say this was our most successful Collaboration Summit to date, which I think speaks very highly for Linux both as a technology and a community, and its ability to not only maintain but persevere in hard times.Â¬â€ So kudos to the over 400 participants in attendance, our largest audience to date!Â¬â€ Thank you to those events that co-located with us – the CE Linux Forumâ€šÃ„Ã´s Embedded Linux Conference and the Linux Storage & Filesystems Workshop – which allowed attendees to trim travel costs by attending multiple events at once.Â¬â€ And a hats off to all of our speakers who did not fail to provide educational, interesting and thought provoking content. Â¬â€ We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!
For those that could not join us this year, I am happy to announce the videos from the Wednesday plenary sessions, as well as interviews with some of our attendees, are now available to view here on our video gallery.
- The State of the Linux Union Keynote with our very own Jim Zemlin
- A Presentation of Moblin 2 by Imad Sousou of Intel
- The ever popular Kernel panel moderated by Jon Corbet and including Ted Tsâ€šÃ„Ã´o, Greg K-H, Andrew Morton and Keith Packard
- A Community panel discussing the measurement of community contributions with Jono Bacon (Ubuntu), James Bottomley, Karsten Wade (Fedora), Dan Frye (IBM) and moderated by Joe â€šÃ„ÃºZonkerâ€šÃ„Ã¹ Brockmeier of OpenSUSE
- A Keynote on The Role and Opportunity for Linux in Todayâ€šÃ„Ã´s Economic Times by IDC analyst Al Gillen
- Edward Screvenâ€šÃ„Ã´s (Oracle) Keynote on Linux in the Enterprise
- A very spirited panel entitled â€šÃ„ÃºWhy Canâ€šÃ„Ã´t We All Just Get Alongâ€šÃ„Ã¹ with Jim Zemlin of LF, Sam Ramji from Microsoft and Ian Murdock of Sun
- Video Interviews with a variety of our attendees including: Inna Kuznetsova of IBM, Jeremy White of CodeWeavers, Chris Mason of Oracle, Joe â€šÃ„ÃºZonkerâ€šÃ„Ã¹ Brockmeier of OpenSUSE, Bill Weinberg of LinuxPundits, David Schlesinger of ACCESS and Markus Rex of Novell.