1LinuxCon: Tracing Linux’s Roots, Mapping Its Future
2Linux a Widespread Success
4Red Hat CEO Explains Benefits of Being Open
Red Hat is the largest Linux vendor, by revenue, and the company’s success is intertwined with the 25-year history of Linux. Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst used his time on stage to talk about how a seemingly odd connection, like the U.S. Navy’s need for a real-time OS, ended up helping the financial services community and the broader Linux market.
5Microsoft’s New Linux Mission
For much of Linux’s history, Microsoft has been the arch-nemesis with a mission to extinguish Linux. Microsoft is embracing Linux and, according to Wim Coekaerts, corporate vice president of enterprise open source at Microsoft, the new mission is to enable, integrate, release and contribute to open-source software.
6Torvalds Credits the GPL for Helping Linux Succeed
Linus Torvalds provided insight to LinuxCon attendees about the highlights and lowlights of the last 25 years of Linux. In his view, the GPL (General Public LIcense) under which Linux is licensed has been a key enabler of Linux’s success. “I love the GPL and see it as a defining factor in the success of Linux,” Torvalds said.
7Linux Foundation About More Than Just Linux
8IBM Details Blockchain Use
9Unikernels Beginning to Emerge
10Bubble Hockey in the Exhibit Area
11Toronto the Last Stop for LinuxCon North America
During the closing keynotes, Jim Zemlin announced that that the LinuxCon event was being renamed “Open Source Summit” for 2017. Next year’s event is scheduled to take place in Los Angeles.