30 Years of Linux and Open Source Software

Event Overview

The Linux operating system celebrates its 30th birthday this year. Even if you don’t directly use Linux as your primary operating system, it’s all around you: in cloud services, embedded devices, and many servers that power the Internet as well as even many wireless routers. Operating systems such as Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, and many others are Linux-based. Many Docker container images use Linux. In short, it’s everywhere.

Many developers aren’t aware of the history behind open source operating systems, why and how Linux was created, how it was created as a direct result of the open source software movement, and the impact Linux has had on the software community and wider culture.

Join Chariot Solutions as we review our own history with Linux and Open Source over the last 20 years, and as we discuss the future of Open Source with Nithya Ruff, Executive Director, Open Source Office, Comcast and Chair, Linux Foundation Board of Directors.

Price: Tickets are free, but registration is required.
Date: March 18, 2021
Time: 3:15PM to 5:00PM

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Free as in Beer: Chariot’s Multi-Decade Journey with Open Source
3:15 – 4:00PM EST
Chariot has used Open Source products in many of our software projects for almost 20 years. Join us in this panel discussion with Aaron Mulder and Ken Rimple as they review how our teams have developed open source based solutions and how our consultants have been contributors to open source projects.

Open Source Future with Special Guest, Nithya Ruff
4:00 – 5:00PM EST
Linux and Open Source are entering their third decade, but they are not standing still. In this virtual fireside chat, Ken Rimple speaks with Nithya Ruff, Executive Director of the Open Source Office at Comcast, and Chair of the Linux Foundation Board of Directors, to discuss the future of Open Source: How to keep the communities running, and the methods of the Linux Foundations and others for standards.

Happy Hour
5:00PM ~
This is not another Zoom happy hour — join us as we test out Gather for our virtual Happy Hour!