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

Mark Shuttleworth
Mark Shuttleworth

Ubuntu/Canonical Ltd.
Mark Shuttleworth studied finance and information technology at the University of Cape Town, and went on to found Thawte, a company specializing in digital certificates and internet privacy. He sold Thawte to the U.S. ...more

Mårten Mickos

MySQL AB
Mårten Mickos, CEO of MySQL, brings a strong track record of leadership in global high-tech companies to MySQL AB. Prior to joining MySQL in 2001, Mickos was CEO at MatchON Sports, which he grew ...more

Kevin Carmony

Linspire
Kevin Carmony is President and CEO for Linspire where he's served from the company's inception in July 2001. Prior to joining Linspire, Carmony served as CEO of NewVox Records and CEO of TrueVerse Management. ...more

Mark Surman

The Shuttleworth Foundation
Mark Surman is in the business of connecting things: people, ideas, everything. A community technology activist for almost 20 years, Mark is currently Director of telecentre.org, a $21 million program that invests in grassroots ...more

Tom Marble

Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Tom Marble initially worked at Sun as Chief Technologist for emerging customers in the USA before joining the Java Performance Group. He next served as the technical lead for the Operating System Distributor License for Java (DLJ) ...more

Jono Bacon

Canonical
Jono Bacon works for Canonical as the Ubuntu Community Manager and helps to grow, optimise, encourage and expand the global Ubuntu community. In addition to this, he is a lead developer on Jokosher, the co-founder of LUGRadio ...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

Mark Shuttleworth
Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu/Canonical Ltd.
Mårten Mickos
Mårten Mickos, MySQL AB
Kevin Carmony
Kevin Carmony, Linspire
Simone Brunozzi
Simone Brunozzi,
Mark Surman
Mark Surman, The Shuttleworth Foundation
Tom Marble
Tom Marble, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Jono Bacon
Jono Bacon, Canonical
Bradley M. Kuhn
Bradley M. Kuhn, Software Freedom Law Center
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.