The nonprofit Linux Foundation, Microsoft and Sun Microsystems are set to debate the future of operating systems at the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit in April. Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin will moderate the discussion, which will include Microsoft Senior Director of Platform Strategy Sam Ramji and Ian Murdock, vice president of developer and community marketing at Sun.
The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the
use of Linux, is set to debate the future of operating systems with Microsoft
and Sun Microsystems
at the upcoming Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit.
Linux Foundation officials have confirmed keynotes and panelists for the Linux
Foundation Collaboration Summit, now in its third year. The summit will take
place April 8 to 10 in San Francisco.
"For the first time, the Linux Foundation, Microsoft and Sun Microsystems
will sit down at one table to debate the future of the respective operating
systems. Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin will moderate the
discussion, which will include Sam Ramji, director of platform strategy, from
Microsoft, and Ian Murdock, vice president of developer and community marketing
at Sun," the Linux Foundation said on its Web site.
The Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, sponsored by Intel,
invitation-only event featuring some of the key proponents of Linux, including "core
kernel developers, distribution maintainers, ISVs, end users, system vendors
and other community organizations."
According to the announcement, the event will also include:
- IDC Program Vice President, Systems Software,
Al Gillen, will share new findings on operating system forecasts and talk about
the impact of the economic downturn on the operating system market.
- Edward Screven, Chief Corporate
Architect at Oracle, has been confirmed to deliver the opening day keynote.
Screven will talk about the company's unique business model that has Linux at
- Host sponsor Intel will talk about
the future of mobile Linux in its Moblin State of the Union keynote and
demonstration, presented by Imad Sousou, Director of the Open Source Technology
Center, Software and Services Group.
- A panel on community contributions
and participation will be presented with speakers that include Jono Bacon,
community manager at Ubuntu; James Bottomley, kernel developer at Novell; Joe
Brockmeier, community manager, openSUSE; Dan Frye, vice president, open systems
development, IBM Systems and Technology Group; and Karsten
Wade, Fedora Project.
There also will be a Linux kernel panel focusing on what comes next for
Linux. Panelists will include leading maintainers of the kernel such as Greg
Kroah-Hartman, Andrew Morton, Keith Packard and Ted Ts'o.
According to the announcement, "The Annual Collaboration Summit will be
co-located with the CELF [CE Linux Forum] Embedded Linux Conference and the
Linux Storage and Filesystem Workshop. For more information on the Linux
Foundation's Annual Collaboration Summit, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/collaboration-summit.