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Linus Torvalds Will Be In Korea To Attend Korean Linux Forum

The Linux Foundation is partnering with Samsung to organise the first-ever Korean Linux Forum, taking place Oct. 11-12, 2012 in Seoul, Korea at the JW Marriott. The goal of this event is to increase Linux development and collaboration from the talent pool in Korea and other countries in the Asia region.

The Korea Linux Forum will feature keynotes from Samsung’s Head of Software R&D Center KiHo Kim, Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman, Google’s Tejun Heo, Intel’s Chief Linux and Open Source Technologist Dirk Hohndel and Linux creator Linus Torvalds.

 It will also include sessions and workshops on the Linux kernel, Android, Tizen, and embedded development. There will be an evening reception sponsored by Intel on Oct. 11, 2012.

The Korea Linux Forum will bring together a unique blend of top regional and international talent, including core kernel developers to collaborate with software developers in Korea and increase participation. It is designed to facilitate in-person collaboration and to support future interaction between Korea and other Asia-Pacific countries and the rest of the global Linux community.

“Korea is a hotbed of new Linux development, especially in the mobile and embedded areas,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director, The Linux Foundation. “The Korea Linux Forum will help bridge the amazing work being done in the country with the global Linux community, resulting in technical advancements for Linux and that impact the entire ecosystem. We are pleased to work with our member Samsung on this event and other activities to hopefully tap into the developer talent pool in Korea.”

The proposals for speaking opportunities are open. To submit a proposal to speak, you can send an email with name, speaker biography and an abstract to [email protected] by Aug. 24, 2012. Also, to maximize the opportunities for attendees onsite, The Linux Foundation will offer Linux and open source training courses available Oct. 9-10, 2012:

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A free software fund-a-mental-ist and Charles Bukowski fan, Swapnil also writes fiction and tries to find cracks in the paper armours of proprietary companies. Swapnil has been covering Linux and Free Software/Open Source since 2005.

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