Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

  • Dell Inc.
  • Intel Corporation
  • NComputing
  • OpenMoko
  • Savoir-faire Linux
  • Sun Microsystems
  • System76, Inc.

Sponsors & Exhibitors

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Sharon Cordesse

Download the
Ubuntu Live Sponsor/Exhibitor Prospectus (PDF).

Media Partnerships

For Media Partnership opportunities, please contact Avila Reese

Contact Us

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Conference News & Coverage

The inaugural Ubuntu Live conference is now a wrap. Check out all the highlights:

Join us at the first official event for the global Ubuntu community! Useful, accessible, customizable, and freely available, Ubuntu is the most popular Linux variant on the planet. Ubuntu Live is being launched to provide a meeting place for Ubuntu users, contributors, and partners--and the Ubuntu-curious. Learn how Ubuntu can make a critical difference in your business or project and engage with the global open source community at the largest Ubuntu gathering yet.

Conference Speakers

Craig R. McClanahan
Craig R. McClanahan

Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Craig McClanahan is a Senior Software Engineer, currently focused on Next Generation Web opportunities for the Tools Division of Sun Software. Previously, Craig was architect for NetBeans Visual Web Pack (formerly Sun Java ...more

Daniel Holbach


Daniel Holbach started working on Ubuntu about three years ago, when he should have focused on his thesis instead. He works in the Desktop Team and is involved in a lot of Ubuntu's teams. He tries ...more

Jon "maddog" Hall

Linux International
Jon "maddog" Hall is the Executive Director of Linux International (www.li.org), a non-profit association of computer users who wish to support and promote the Linux Operating System. During his career which spans over thirty years, Mr. ...more

Richard Weideman

Canonical Ltd
Richard Weideman is the Education Programme Manager for Canonical, and is the first line contact for all education issues across the range of Ubuntu software, and he manages the development team for Edubuntu. Richard has a development ...more

Bradley M. Kuhn

Software Freedom Law Center
Bradley M. Kuhn currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer of the Software Freedom Law Center. During most of the 1990s, he worked as a system administrator and software development consultant on Free Software systems for ...more

Doug Fisher

Intel Corporation
Doug Fisher is vice president, Software and Solutions Group (SSG), and general manager of SSG’s Systems Software Division at Intel. He leads a worldwide organization responsible for a broad range of development, enabling, architecture ...more

James Reinders

Intel Corporation
James is a senior engineer who joined Intel Corporation in 1989 and has contributed to projects including the world's first TeraFLOP supercomputer (ASCI Red), compilers and architecture work for a number of Intel processors ...more

Mitchell Kapor

Open Source Applications Foundation (OSAF)
Mitchell Kapor is active in the world of open source software as the founder and president of the Open Source Applications Foundation, which is developing Chandler, a new personal information manager, and as chair ...more

Craig R. McClanahan
Craig R. McClanahan, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Daniel Holbach
Daniel Holbach,
Jon "maddog" Hall
Jon "maddog" Hall, Linux International
Richard Weideman
Richard Weideman, Canonical Ltd
Bradley M. Kuhn
Bradley M. Kuhn, Software Freedom Law Center
Doug Fisher
Doug Fisher, Intel Corporation
James Reinders
James Reinders, Intel Corporation
Mitchell Kapor
Mitchell Kapor, Open Source Applications Foundation (OSAF)
Also Speaking:

Ubuntu Live's wide-ranging program will give participants all the knowledge they need to explore and set in motion the powerful features in Ubuntu and related applications. Expert-led tutorials, big-picture plenary gatherings, focused sessions, and a lively "hallway track" bring all participants face to face with the worldwide Ubuntu community. Ubuntu Live tutorials coincide with OSCON to further connect Ubuntu users with the larger open source community. Make 2007 your summer of open source. Join us at the very first Ubuntu Live, happening July 22-24, 2007 in Portland, Oregon.

Some of the topics we will be exploring at Ubuntu Live are:

  • Using Ubuntu at the edge of the network
  • Ubuntu in small and medium businesses
  • Ubuntu in the NGO/non-profit sector
  • High performance computing
  • Ubuntu Community contributions
  • Ubuntu use in developing economies
  • Ubuntu in education
  • Building Ubuntu-based appliances and products
  • Point of sale, mobile, scientific research, banking, and other verticals
  • Performance optimization in Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu derivatives, such as Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu

Ubuntu Live Tracks

  • Technical: Discussion of Ubuntu development, developing on Ubuntu, and deploying/administering Ubuntu.
  • Ubuntu in Action: General case studies or examples of Ubuntu in real world use.
  • Education: Ubuntu in educational settings
  • NGO: Ubuntu in non-profits
  • Community: Community initiatives, what's special about the Ubuntu community, etc
  • Products & Services: Hear from ISVs and other service providers who are making products or businesses based on Ubuntu.