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LinuxCon 2010 Conference schedule details announced today

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May 27, 2010

The final program and timing schedule for LinuxCon 2010 has been confirmed and with this announcement comes news of additional keynote speakers and session details for all conference attendees.

This year, LinuxCon 2010 takes place in Boston from August 10 to 12.

Registration is US $100 for students, US $400 for non-students and US $1,600 with the LF324 Linux Performance Tuning. Sessions begin daily at 8 a.m. EST at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront.

Overall, company representatives from Intel and Nokia will discuss the future of MeeGo in the keynote, "Freedom to Innovate: Can MeeGo's Openness Change the Mobile Industry?"

Wim Coekaerts, Senior v.p., Linux and Virtual Engineering at Oracle will discuss virtualization and Linux's role at Oracle.

Markus Rex, General Manager of Open Platform Solutions at Novell will discuss dynamic IT workloads on Linux.

Rob Chandho, President of Qualcomm Innovation Center will further discuss Linux's role in the mobile market. His keynote is titled, "Mobile Linux: Adapting Practices, Driving Innovation, Collaboration, and Scalability."

These keynote speakers join Rav Simhambhatla, chief information officer at Virgin America, Eden Moglen, founding director of the Software Freedom Law Center, Jeffery Hammond, principal analyst for Forrester Research and Stormy Peters, executive director of the GNOME Foundation.

LinuxCon 2010 will also feature the return of the Kernel Roundtable. The roundtable consists of maintainers, developers, engineers and writers, all of which stand tall in the Linux and open source community. This year's five panelists are:

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  • James Bottomley, engineer at Novell and Linux Kernel maintainer of the SCSI subsystem, the Linux Voyager port, and the 53c700 driver.
  • Jon Corbet, Linux kernel developer, editor of Linux Weekly News.
  • Dave Jones, Fedora Kernel Maintainer at Red Hat.
  • Ted To, North America's first Kernel developer and engineer at Google.
  • Chris Mason, Director of Linux Kernel Engineering at Oracle and the creator of the btrfs filesystem.
  • The Linux Foundation also highlighted some key enterprise and development sessions from the 60 planned for the 2-day event.

    Here are just a few of them:

    * Matt Asay of Canonical will discuss the success of the Linux desktop
    * Hank Jenssen of Microsoft will discuss the Hyper-V drivers
    * Original MySQL author Monty Widenius will discuss why he chose MariaDB
    * Matthew Garret of Red Hat will discuss the recent Android/Kernel community developments
    * Jean Staten-Healy of IBM will present "Efficiency? Lower Cost? Innovation?
    * Red Hat's Ric Wheeler will present "One Billion Files: Scalability Limits in Linux File Systems
    * Chris Wright, also of Red Hat, tackles the Kernel-based Virtual Machine in KVM
    * Scott Remnant of Canonical will provide a glimpse into the Ubuntu development process

    Overall, LinuxCon 2010 Boston is a great way to learn what's happening in the Linux and open source community, and to rub shoulders with industry participants, kernel developers, etc. More than 2,600 participants are expected at this year's annual event.

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