Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu, discusses the growth of commerce around Ubuntu and the key drivers and themes for the coming year. Shuttleworth makes announcements and delivers commitments from Ubuntu in the commercial ecosystem, the consumer market, and the developer community. Their goal is to build a new model for the entire industry.
Ubuntu has emerged in the last few years as the most popular Linux distribution, but despite its potential, it is a long way from being a dominant presence. In this keynote from the 2007 O'Reilly Ubuntu Live conference, Stephen O'Grady, principal analyst at RedMonk, describes some of the opportunities and futures for Ubuntu in coming years.
Jeff Waugh reaches back to the Middle Ages to bring the lessons that three giants of distant history can teach the free software community. A passionate advocate for software freedom and open source, he speaks about the historical influences on Ubuntu. Waugh also describes how the modern giants Python, Debian, and GNOME have each lent something to the values and culture of Ubuntu.
Doug Fisher of Intel speaks about Intel's joint efforts with Ubuntu to deliver rich capabilities in a MID, a mobile internet device. After giving a summary of Intel's activities in support of the open source space, Fisher focuses on the growing relationship between Intel and Ubuntu to innovate the platform and the operating environment for the MID and to create together new usage models in new markets.
What is the impact of the world going on line? By any measure, it's huge. In order to thrive, argues MySQL's Marten Mickos, we must preserve two key types of freedom: the freedom to do things, and the freedoms that protect us. Highlighting key attributes of Ubuntu and MySQL that reflect these ideas, he illuminates the potential for opens source developers to further transform software, and the world, in positive ways.
During the first stage of Linux, openness and a superior development methodology created a new technology product that changed the world. The next stage will be a battle between two platforms and ideologies, with Linux representing openness and Microsoft representing closedness. Jim Zemlin of the Linux Foundation tells how Ubuntu is leveraging the strengths of the Linux platform while buttressing its weaknesses.
In this talk from the Ubuntu Live conference, Chris Kenyon of Canonical discusses the values of the Ubuntu project, the role of Canonical in promoting those values, and the importance of cultivating a partner ecosystem. What is already a successful project with millions of users and tens of thousands of contributors has the potential to be an even bigger disruptive force in the world of computing.
The first generation of Open Source has been a wild ride unimaginable at the time it began. But Mitch Kapor, President of the Open Source Applications Foundation and chair of the Mozilla Foundation, thinks the end is not in sight and that we can influence the future of Open Source by our actions and contributions. Open Source has some great virtues that deserve to be spread through all of society, not just the computing industry.
Matt Zimmerman delivers exactly what his title promises: a technical roadmap of where Ubuntu has been and where it is going. He discusses the collaborative development process, an overview of past and future releases, the expansion of Ubuntu from the desktop to server and mobile environments, and what's next for Ubuntu. Highlighting key features of the latest releases, this presentation will be of interest to existing Ubuntu users as well as anyone considering migrating to this popular linux-based operating system.
Ubuntu users and developers are passionate about it, almost on a religious level. Matt Asay describes the ten commandments of open source and how they relate to Ubuntu. He presents his points with examples from both the open source community in general and Ubuntu in particular. Matt's overview of these principles illustrate how Ubuntu can thrive on its past to change the future of IT.