[Lf-announce] Linux Foundation Monthly Newsletter: June 2011

Linux Foundation jennifer at linuxfoundation.org
Thu Jun 23 08:04:11 PDT 2011

In this month's Linux Foundation newsletter:

* The Linux Foundation Announces LinuxCon Program, Confirms Linus Torvalds
* New Scholarship Program Focuses Investment in Most Promising Linux Talent
* The Linux Foundation and Oregon State University's Open Source Lab
to Host Linux Learners' Student Day at LinuxCon
* LexisNexis Joins Linux Foundation
* VIDEO: Linus Torvalds Discusses Linux Kernel 3.0 and More at LinuxCon Japan
* Become the Creator of the 20th Anniversary of Linux Video. Deadline
* Exclusive Newsletter Discount for Linux Training Opportunities in July
* The Linux Foundation in the News

==> The Linux Foundation Announces LinuxCon Program, Confirms Linus Torvalds<==

The Linux Foundation has published the complete LinuxCon program and
schedule and has announced that Linux creator Linus Torvalds will
participate in an interview-style keynote with Greg Kroah-Hartman. The
event takes place August 17-19, 2011 in Vancouver, B.C.

The LinuxCon event will host the formal 20th Anniversary of Linux
celebration, which includes the LinuxCon Gala taking place the evening
of August 17 at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver. It will also host
a “20 Years of Linux” panel that will include Linux and open source
luminaries Jon “maddog” Hall, FOSS veteran and advocate, and Eben
Moglen, Software Freedom Law Center founder. The Linux Foundation’s
Executive Director Jim Zemlin will moderate the exclusive panel.

Also confirmed for the final program is a keynote from Dr. Irving
Wladawsky-Berger, Chairman Emeritus of the IBM Academy of Technology
and Visiting Professor of Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT). While at IBM, Dr. Wladawsky-Berger was
responsible for identifying emerging technologies and marketplace
developments critical to the future of the IT industry. He will draw
upon more than 40 years of experience to provide a unique perspective
on Linux and the evolution of IT as we reflect on the 20th Anniversary
of Linux milestone.

Additional session highlights from this year’s LinuxCon North America
program include:

•       “How to Set a Broken ARM,” presented by Grant Likely from Secret
Lab, who will explore the current state of ARM and the Linux
development community;
•       Adobe’s Duane Nickull will present “Marching Forward: The 25%
Desktop Linux Penetration Solution;
•       Huawei will give its own “Open Perspective” on GPL licensing;
•       “The Stable Linux Kernel Tree,” will be delivered by Linux kernel
developer and maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman of SUSE;
•       LWN.net’s Jake Edge will present “IPv6 and Linux;”
•       “ext4 Improvements for Linux Cloud Servers,” will be explored by Ted
Ts’o, the first North American kernel developer and today a senior
developer at Google;
•       Oracle’s Chris Jones will discuss “The Changes and Challenges of PHP
and Linux;”
•       “Optimizing Performance of Persistent Data Storage in KVM-based
Clouds” will be detailed by IBM’s Khoa Huynh;
•       Open Invention Network’s Keith Bergelt will tackle “Patents and the
Latest in Consumer Electronics;” and
•       the co-located MeeGo™ Mini-Summit will address application and
device development.

Early bird registration ends July 8, 2011. For more information and to
register, please visit:

==> New Scholarship Program Focuses Investment in Most Promising Linux
Talent <==

The new Linux Foundation Linux Training Scholarship Program will award
five scholarships to computer science students and Linux developers
who show incredible promise for helping to shape the future of Linux
but do not otherwise have the ability to attend Linux Foundation
training courses.

Each scholarship will cover the expense for one course from The Linux
Foundation’s course schedule in Linux Development, a value averaging
more than $1,000. Example courses include:

•       Embedded Linux Development
•       Embedded Linux Development: A Crash Course
•       Embedded Linux Development with Yocto Project/OpenEmbedded
•       Developing Device Drivers
•       Linux Kernel Internals and Debugging
•       Developing Applications for Linux
•       Developing with Git
•       Introduction to Linux for Developers
•       How to Participate in the Linux Community

Applicants are invited to fill out a brief submission form online at:
Submissions are due by 11:55 p.m. PT on July 12, 2011 and will be
reviewed by The Linux Foundation. Recipients will be notified late
July or early August, just prior to LinuxCon.

==> The Linux Foundation and Oregon State University's Open Source Lab
to Host Linux Learners' Student Day at LinuxCon  <==

The Linux Foundation will also be supporting the professional
development of computer science students and Linux developers by
co-hosting with Oregon State University’s Open Source Lab (OSUOSL) the
first ever Linux Learners’ Student Day at LinuxCon.

The Student Day will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver,
B.C. on Tuesday, August 16, 2011, just one day prior to the opening of
LinuxCon, which takes place August 17-19, 2011. The full-day program
includes sessions on Linux Basics, Introduction to Python and Embedded
Systems, among others.

Students can attend Linux Learners’ Day for free when they register
for LinuxCon at the discounted student rate of $100. To review the
program and register to attend Linux Learners’ Day, please visit:

Attendees of the Linux Learners’ Student Day are invited to join The
Linux Foundation and OSUOSL on the “LinuxCon or Bust” bus that will be
transporting students and faculty from Corvallis and Portland, Ore.,
to Vancouver, B.C. The bus will depart Corvallis on Monday morning,
August 15, 2011 and will return Saturday, August 20, 2011. For more
information and package prices, please visit:

==> LexisNexis Joins Linux Foundation <==

LexisNexis® helps customers predict, assess, and manage risk and has
used the Linux operating system on its high-performance computing
(HPC) servers for more than a decade. It's joining The Linux
Foundation to help maximize its investment in Linux through increased
technical collaboration and community engagement.

“We recognize how open development and collaboration accelerate
technology platforms and advances innovation industry-wide,” said
Armando Escalante, senior vice president and chief technology officer
of LexisNexis Risk Solutions. “Our Linux Foundation membership will
help us expand our work with the Linux and open source communities on
high-performance computing that addresses enterprise customers’ big
data requirements.”

For more information, please visit: http://hpccsystems.com/.

==> VIDEO: Linus Torvalds Discusses Linux Kernel 3.0 and More at
LinuxCon Japan <==

Linux creator Linus Torvalds travelled to Japan in June to attend
LinuxCon Japan. He sat down with Greg Kroah-Hartman to discuss Linux
kernel 3.0, the ARM community, world domination and whiskey, among
other things.

Watch the video here: http://video.linux.com/video/2082

Also, as we approach the formal celebration of the 20th Anniversary of
Linux, a special gallery has been created on Linux.com: 1991-2011: Linus
Torvalds in Pictures:

==> Become the Creator of the 20th Anniversary of Linux Video.
Deadline Approaching! <==

Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of the 20th Anniversary of Linux!

This year’s Linux Foundation Video Contest contest is commemorating
the 20th anniversary of Linux by seeking the best user-generated
videos that celebrate Linux while demonstrating the impact of the
operating system on computing, business and/or culture over the last
20 years and today.

The creator of Linux, Linus Torvalds, will choose the best video among
the community favorites in this year’s competition. This is the first
time that Torvalds has judged the entries. The winner of this year’s
20th Anniversary of Linux Video Contest will win airfare, registration
and hotel expenses to attend one of the following events of their
choice: LinuxCon North America, LinuxCon Europe, SXSW 2012 or the LA
Film Festival.

Video submissions must be received by 12:01 a.m. PDT on Saturday, July
2 2011. To increase your odds of winning and to submit your video,
please visit The Linux Foundation’s video website for guidance on
video submissions and the contest rules:

==> Exclusive Newsletter Discount for Linux Training Opportunities in July <==

The following Linux training courses are being offered to Linux
Foundation newsletter subscribers with an exclusive 10% discount. Use
the following code when registering to apply the discount: TRG10P.

Embedded Linux Development
July 11, 2011
Santa Clara, CA

Linux Internals and Debugging
July 11, 2011

To review the complete course schedule online and sign up for Linux training
courses, please visit: http://training.linuxfoundation.org/

Stay up to date with The Linux Foundation's Linux Training Program by
following its Twitter feed at http://www.twitter.com/lf_training

==> The Linux Foundation in the News <==

LexisNexis Joins Linux Foundation, Open Sources HPCC Systems
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Linux's 20th Birthday Party: LinuxCon

Father of Linux, Linus Torvalds, to Attend LinuxCon

The People Who Support Linux: Windows Turned Linux Admin

Linux Foundation Charters Bus from Road Trip from Corvallis to LinuxCon
The Oregonian

Linux Foundation Announces Scholarship Program
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