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July 13th-16th, 2010
Ottawa Westin
Ottawa, Canada

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You are invited to the 12th Annual Linux Symposium in Ottawa, Canada on July 13th-16th. Since 1999 the Linux Symposium has provided an independent and vendor neutral venue for key Linux contributors to gather and learn about the latest in research and development.

Every year as many as 900 serious Linux developers coming from as many as 35 countries including both independent and corporate developers gather at the Symposium.

We are proud to be an independent major Linux event with no direct connection to either a single vendor or consortium of vendors. It has always been our core policy to determine content purely on the basis of technical merit.

Attendee Registration is now open! Don't wait, get the best price now!


2010 Proceedings Draft

Sorry for the delay, we've been very swamped but we now have a draft PDF of the proceedings available for download.

We are also looking for additional editors to help get the proceedings finalized and to help coordinate the 2011 Proceedings effort, please let us know at info@ if you'd like to become more involved!

Keynotes Announced!

Jon C. Masters author of Professional Linux Development, co-author of Building Embedded Linux Systems, contributor to Linux User & Developer, Linux Magazine, and currently the producer of the Kernel Podcast will be presenting the 2010 edition of the "State of the Kernel" an overview of what has happened in the last 12 months in the Linux Kernel development world.

Tim Riker formerly the CTO at Lineo and contributor to many embedded Linux projects and currently the CTO working on the Saygus Vphone will be presenting his keynote titled "Android - The Bait and Switch OS" which is certain to be very interesting given his extensive practical experience.

Symposium Community Wiki

For many years Trent Jarvi has run a wiki to help people coordinate their activities at the Linux Symposium and he would like to invite everyone to use it to help coordinate sharing rides, hotel, events, etc. You can get to the wiki at

April Hotel Giveaway!

For May we're going to be giving away another 4 nights hotel, this time at the Ottawa Westin and we'll be doing it a little differently. This draw is open to those who register during the month of April only, and the 4 nights will be given away individually so we'll have 4 lucky winners! The end of April is also the end of the early registration pricing so an excellent time to register is now!

March Free Hotel Winner!

We are happy to announce that D. Hugh Redelmeier is the winner of 4-nights free hotel at Les Suites during the Symposium.

Content Publishing

As of March 29th some of the Papers, Tutorials, Lightning Talks, and BOFS will start to show up on the website. We are still working through the proposals currently in the system and hope to have a response out to everyone in the next 2 weeks. We apologize for the delay but everyone has been very busy and there is lots of great content to get through.

Free Hotel Draw!

Working with Les Suites we will be giving away 4-nights free hotel to one lucky attendee who registers before April 1st, 2010. Imagine, all your hotel expenses paid in advance! Don't delay!

Tax Changes - May 2010

Due to a new government tax reform plan any registration fees charged from May onwards will be subject to a 13% HST instead of the current 5% GST. You can avoid paying the additional 8% by registering and submitting payment before the end of April.

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The 2010 Call for Participation for the 2010 Linux Symposium is now open and seeking contributions.

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