Since 1999 the Linux Symposium has always tried to provide a comfortable collaboration environment for technical people working on all aspects of the Linux Project. We have done our best to provide a vendor neutral academic-style conference where developers, administrators, and users all feel at ease and are able to work together towards a common goal.
The goal of the Linux Symposium is to bring together Linux developers, enthusiasts, and systems administrators to improving communication, strengthen the personal connections within the Linux Community and to promote the open and free dissemination of new ideas.
Annually our attendees represent over 30 countries and the Symposium strives to be one of best internationally represented Linux events with content coming from all corners of the vast and incredibly diverse Linux and Open Source Software community.
Our past keynote speakers have included many core members of the Linux development community including; Alan Cox, David S. Miller, Miguel de Icaza, Ted Ts'o, Stephen Tweedie, Paul "Rusty" Russell, Andrew Morton, David Jones, Greg Kroah- Hartman, James Bottomley, Werner Almesberger, Mark Shuttleworth, Keith Bergelt, Dirk Hohndel, Tim Riker, and this year we welcome Jon "Maddog" Hall to join this exclusive group.
The "Definitive" Kernel Update presented by Jon C. Masters
It has become tradition to open the Symposium with a comprehensive update of the current state of development of the Linux Kernel and how the events and contributions over the last 12 months have shaped and changed the State of the Kernel. These presentations were first done by Jon Corbett from LWN.net and this year will be done by Jon C. Masters.
Jon is the author of Professional Linux Development, co-author of Building Embedded Linux Systems, contributor to Linux User & Developer, Linux Magazine, the producer of the Kernel Podcast, mountain explorer, and Americanophile.
The Use of Free and Open Source Technologies in Education - Presented by Jon "Maddog" Hall
The essence of education and research is information exchange. The use of Free and Open Cultures allow for the best transfer of information with the least possible effort and cost.
When students used closed technologies to learn, they learn how to use the technologies. But when they use Free and Open Technologies, they learn not only how to use the technologies, but can learn how the technologies work.
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