LinuxCon, CloudOpen and ContainerCon Combined Under one Umbrella Event

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, has announced that LinuxCon, CloudOpen and ContainerCon have combined under one umbrella event – The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit.

The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit in North America and Europe will also contain a brand new event, Community Leadership Conference. Attendees will have access to sessions across all events in a single venue, enabling them to collaborate and share information across a wide range of open source topics and areas of technology.

Visitors would be able to take advantage of educational opportunities, an expo hall, networking activities, hackathons, additional co-located events and The Linux Foundation‘s diversity initiatives – including free childcare, nursing rooms, non-binary restrooms and a diversity luncheon.

The events will take place on the following dates in the following locations:

  • The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit Japan – May 31-June 2, 2017, Tokyo, Japan
  • The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit North America – September 11-13, 2017, Los Angeles, CA
  • The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit Europe – October 23-25, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic

“In recent years, open source has expanded to be the default software in virtually every area of technology, so it is important that the broad community have a place to gather and exchange ideas,” said Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin. “The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit will gather the best and brightest from every corner of open source technology together for an event where they can collaborate and share best practices.”

Community Leadership Conference

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“The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit will gather the best and brightest from every corner of open source technology,” said Linux Foundation Executive Director, Jim Zemlin.

The Community Leadership Conference (North America and Europe only) would provide content and networking for building empowered and productive open source communities. The event provides presentations, tutorials, panel discussions, and networking opportunities that bring together some of the leading practitioners to share their expertise in how to build powerful communities.

Whether its focus is on collaborative workflow, licensing, governance, outreach, messaging, social media, or anything else, there is sure to be content and conversation that will bring value to any organization or project, according to The Linux Foundation. The Community Leadership Conference is led by Jono Bacon, a global leader in community strategy and management, author of The Art of Community, and community leadership consultant to many organizations including Huawei, HackerOne, Microsoft, GitLab, Creative Commons, Sony Mobile, ClusterHQ, and others.

“As open source continues to grow and expand into new areas such as hardware, data, IOT, standards, and beyond, having an accessible, productive community strategy is critical for success,” said Jono Bacon. “I am excited to launch the Community Leadership Conference as part of the Open Source Summit to support the continued evolution of community leadership and the success of those who practice it.”

Registration for The Linux Foundation Open Source Summit Japan, North America and Europe will open in December. Organizations interested in sponsoring these events can download a prospectus from

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