The Linux Foundation has had several public meetings before, but they were really only for Linux developers and their best friends. Now, the Foundation is holding one for end-users: the Linux Foundation End User Collaboration Summit.
The meeting will be held on October 13 and 14th at the Desmond Tutu Center in New York City. The idea is to get end users and community developers together to try to co-ordinate what users want and what developers plan on delivering.
Before booking your tickets for NYC though, this meeting will be far from open to everyone. The event is limited to 150 individuals. And, by end-users, the Foundation isn’t talking about home users, it’s talking about CTOs, system architects and senior IT representatives from major companies, non-profits and the government.
The event, according to the Foundation’s press release, will cover the “latest Linux developments in file systems, systems management, performance tuning, real time Linux and virtualization and cloud computing. The summit will also present end users an opportunity to present their wish lists, internal projects or ideas directly to the kernel community and Linux vendors.”
With Andrew Morton, the Linux kernel maintainer and Jon Corbet, a Linux developer and editor of the Linux Weekly News attending the meeting, end-users concerns will be heard by some of the people who decide what direction Linux will take. Corbet will also be presenting “the Linux Weather Forecast, a look at where the Linux kernel is headed in the next 12 to 24 months.”