The Linux Symposium is an academic-style technical professional development conference aimed at individuals, groups, and companies working on and around the Linux Operating System. Content varies in technical depth and we strive to always have content of interest to the most hard-core kernel developer as well as the enthusiastic system administrator.
As always we have made the Linux Symposium Proceedings available free to the community for download. Enjoy and please distribute widely.
The previous proceedings are available from the archives on Kernel.org and we are working on getting a PDF of the printed 1999 proceedings ready.
History of the Symposium
Founded in 1999 as the Ottawa Linux Symposium was created as a place for people from all aspects of the Linux development community to present technical papers, get together to get to know each other personally and not just on LKML where conduct was not always as civil as it could have been. The Symposium has always aimed to provide a vendor neutral environment where good technical ideas would be presented and accepted or rejected on their own merits. We believe that we successfully filled this role for many years.
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, Jon "Maddog" Hall, and Jeff Garzik
Please thank and support our sponsors over the years, without their support we could not hold this event!
Over the years we've had many sponsors and with their help made an immense difference for the Linux Development community. Here is a list from latest to the very first ones: Dunvegan Space Systems, NavCanada, LWN.net, RossVideo, Qualcomm, CREDIL, OpenInventionNetwork, Canonical, EMC, HP, IBM, Windriver, CE Linux Forum, Google, Intel, AMD, Freescale, Cisco, Redhat, Dell, Steamballoon, O'Reilly, OSDL, March Networks, Ximian, Agenda Computing, Conectiva, Nortel Networks, Corel, Zeroknowledge, Helix Code, VA Linux Systems, Linuxcare, Rebel.com, Achilles Internet, the Puffin Group, and Loki Games. If we missed anybody please let us know!
Social Media & The Linux Symposium
You can now follow our announcements on Twitter @linuxsymposium.