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The Linux Foundation Announces 2014 Global Events Schedule

Event Lineup Represents Pervasiveness of Linux, Open Source and Open Collaboration Across Markets and Geographies

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/21/14 -- The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced its 2014 events schedule, which includes LinuxCon and CloudOpen in North America and Europe, as well as the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, Embedded Linux Conference, Android Builders Summit and ApacheCon, among others.

The Call for Papers (CFP) is also open now for all events on the 2014 schedule: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/cfp

The world of software development and IT is changing: open source and open collaboration now dominate in most areas of computing. The Linux Foundation brings together developers, IT professionals and companies who are on the cutting edge of this collaborative development change. Linux Foundation events have grown to become the best source of deep technical education and collaboration on such topics as Linux, the Internet of Everything, collaborative software development, open networking, open source embedded software and DevOps and cloud content.

LinuxCon and CloudOpen North America will take place this year in Chicago and will be co-located with the Linux Kernel Summit. LinuxCon and CloudOpen Europe will be in Duesseldorf, Germany, along with Embedded Linux Conference, KVM Forum and Linux Plumbers Conference.

"Nearly every technology sector and community is eager to benefit from open, collaborative development process in some way," said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. "Today, industries as varied as automotive, life sciences and gaming are interested in tapping into the collective knowledge base and success of Linux and open development. Our events showcase this, while continuing to attract the brightest developer minds and foremost thought leaders in the industry."

The Linux Foundation's 2014 Schedule of Events

OpenDaylight Summit

February 4-5, 2014, Hyatt Santa Clara, Santa Clara, Calif.

A technical summit for developers and users involved in the community, projects, products, and companies in the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) space.

Linux Storage, Filesystem and MM Summit

March 24-25, 2014, The Meritage Resort, Napa Valley, Calif.

Invitation-only event that brings together developers and researchers who work with the Linux storage, memory management and file system stack.

Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit

March 26-28, 2014, The Meritage Resort, Napa Valley, Calif.

An exclusive, invitation-only summit that brings together core kernel developers, distribution maintainers, ISVs, end users, system vendors and other community organizations for sessions and workgroup meetings that help solve the most pressing issues facing Linux today.

ApacheCon

April 7-9, 2014, The Westin, Denver, Co.

ApacheCon is the only event dedicated to bringing together the 100+ Apache Software Foundation project communities as well as other open source projects across multiple sectors in one venue to advance the work that is defining the future of technology and that represents a new generation of software development. It hosts collaboration on some of the today's hottest open source projects, including Apache projects like Cassandra, Cordova, CloudStack, CouchDB, Geronimo, Hadoop, Hive, HTTP Server, Lucene, OpenOffice, Struts, Subversion and Tomcat, among many others.

CloudStack Collaboration Conference North America

April 9-11, 2014, The Westin, Denver, Co.

The CloudStack Collaboration Conference North America brings together developers, systems administrators and DevOps professionals who are building and managing large networks of virtual machines and advancing the state-of-the-art for cloud computing technologies. The event offers a neutral environment where attendees can advance their work with Apache CloudStack.

Embedded Linux Conference

April 29-May 1, 2014, San Jose Marriott, San Jose, Calif.

Now in its 10th year, this is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products.

Android Builders Summit

April 29-May 1, 2014, San Jose Marriott, San Jose, Calif.

A technical summit for OEMs, their device manufacturers, integrators, custom builders, and the growing Android and Linux Kernel developer communities.

LinuxCon North America

August 20-22, 2014, Sheraton Chicago, Chicago

LinuxCon is the leading annual technical conference in North America, bringing together developers, system administrators, DevOps professionals, business executives and more in a collaboration and education space for the Linux community.

CloudOpen North America

August 20-22, 2014, Sheraton Chicago, Chicago

CloudOpen brings together the open source projects, products and companies that are driving the cloud and big data ecosystems today to share best practices from the world of traditional open source.

LinuxCon Europe

October 13-15, 2014, Duesseldorf Congress Centre, Duesseldorf, Germany

LinuxCon Europe brings together the European Linux community, from developers, system administrators and DevOps professionals to business executives and more in a collaboration and education space for the Linux community. Previous locations have included Prague and Barcelona.

CloudOpen Europe

October 13-15, 2014, Duesseldorf Congress Centre, Duesseldorf, Germany

CloudOpen Europe brings together the open source projects, products and companies that are driving the cloud and big data ecosystems today to share best practices from the world of traditional open source.
Embedded Linux Conference Europe

October 13-15, 2014, Duesseldorf Congress Centre, Duesseldorf, Germany
Now in its 10th year, this is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products.

Watch The Linux Foundation event website for other event confirmations in the coming weeks as LinuxCon and CloudOpen Japan, ApacheCon and Enterprise End User Summit and others are confirmed. For more information about Linux Foundation events, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org.

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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 www.linuxfoundation.org.

The Linux Foundation, Linux Standard Base, MeeGo, OpenDaylight, Tizen and Yocto Project are trademarks of The Linux Foundation. OpenBEL is a trademark of OpenBEL Consortium. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds."Apache", "Apache Cassandra", "Apache Cordova", "Apache CloudStack", "Apache CouchDB", "Apache Geronimo", "Apache Hadoop", "Apache Hive", "Apache HTTP Server", "Apache Lucene", "Apache OpenOffice", "Apache Struts", "Apache Subversion" and "Apache Tomcat", "Cassandra", "Cordova", "CloudStack", "CouchDB", "Geronimo", "Hadoop", "Hive", "HTTP Server", "Lucene", "OpenOffice", "Struts", "Subversion", "Tomcat", and "ApacheCon" are registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries. All other brands and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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