Linux Foundation Announces Keynote and Session Lineup for Collaboration Summit 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Jan 07, 2015 -- The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the keynote speakers for The Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit to be held February 18-20, 2015 in Santa Rosa, CA.

The Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit is a unique, invitation only event that gathers Linux Foundation members, open source developers, open source legal experts and community experts to collaborate and solve many of the most pressing issues facing open source software and Linux today. It is also the place that brings together The Linux Foundation's Collaborative Projects and workgroups to meet and work more broadly with other community leaders.

Confirmed keynote speakers and topics include:

  • 3D Robotics' CEO Chris Anderson will cover new Linux Foundation Collaborative Project Dronecode and his thoughts on the future of drone technology and open source software.
  • Editor and Linux Kernel Developer Jon Corbet will review recent events in the kernel development community, discuss the current state of the kernel and the challenges it faces, and look forward to how the kernel may address those challenges.
  • Facebook Head of Open Source James Pearce, and Engineering Director Blake Matheny will discuss open source activities at Facebook.
  • CoreOS CEO Alex Polvi will present on 'Containers and the Changing Server Landscape'.
  • Red Monk Principal Analyst and Co-Founder Stephen O'Grady will discuss the topic, 'Software at Scale: The Open Source Imperative'.
  • Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin will explain expectations for the Linux platform in 2015.
  • An Internet of Things Panel, moderated by Linux Foundation Senior Director of IoT Philip DesAutels, and featuring panelists including Glen Allmendinger of Harbor Research and Jan Brockman of Electrolux, will cover the impact of connecting everything on business models, and challenges of building connected products, including Jevons Paradox.
  • A panel on "Containers, PAAS, and the Future of Application Development," moderated by Red Monk's Stephen O'Grady, featuring panelists including Lauren Cooney of Cisco, Craig McLuckie of Google, and James Watters of Pivotal.
  • A panel moderated by OpenDaylight Project Executive Director Neela Jacques, bringing together representatives of OpenStack, OPNFV, and OpenDaylight, including Stefano Maffulli of OpenStack, Chris Price of Ericsson, Phil Robb of The Linux Foundation, and Chris Wright of Red Hat, to discuss how the future of networking and cloud infrastructure is open, and how these projects work together.

On days two and three of the event, summit participants will breakout for workgroups and collaborative project meetings to expand on topics presented during the keynotes and take a dive deep into others. Tracks include a legal track for Linux Foundation members, kernel topics, Linux tracing and tools, containers, community management best practices and meetings of Linux Foundation projects including AllSeen, OVA, OPNFV, SPDX and others.

Highlights of individual sessions include:

  • Mark Hinkle, Citrix: "Cloud 2.0: Containers, Microservices and Cloud Hybridization"
  • Shuah Khan, Samsung: "IOMMU Event Tracing - What It Is and How it Can Help Your Distro?"
  • Brandon Philips, CoreOS: "Rocket and the App Container Spec"
  • Steve Rostedt, Red Hat: "Using ftrace (and Other Tools) for Performance Analysis"
  • Nithya Ruff, SanDisk: "From Fringe to Mainstream; Building the Business Case for Open Source inside a Company"

"Bringing people together to work towards a common goal is the core purpose of the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit," said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. "When groups that normally don't get to meet face-to-face come together, it enables them to not only expand on existing topics and projects, but to brainstorm new and better ways of using open source. As the Linux Foundation community and Collaborative Projects have grown, events like this become even more essential to progressing our ideas and values."

The complete Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit schedule can be viewed here:

To request an invitation, please visit:

The Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit is made possible with generous support from all of our sponsors, including Platinum sponsor Intel, Gold sponsor IBM, Silver sponsor Google, and Bronze sponsor HP.

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About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux and collaborative software development. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system and collaborative software development by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Collaborative Projects, Linux conferences including LinuxCon, and generating original research and content that advances the understanding of Linux and collaborative software development. More information can be found at

Trademarks: The Linux Foundation, Linux Standard Base, MeeGo, Tizen and Yocto Project are trademarks of The Linux Foundation. OpenDaylight is a trademark of The OpenDaylight Project. OpenBEL is a trademark of OpenBEL Consortium. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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