The Linux Desktop - the Next Phase
Speaker: Jim Zemlin
As reflected in the genesis of the Linux Foundation from OSDL and FSG, the Linux Desktop has shifted into another phase of market acceptance. A year ago, we were focused on make the basic capabilities "just work" for Linux. Printing, wireless, power management, and cross-desktop capabilities have come a long way in a year's time. The next phase of the Linux desktop will focus on actual deployment areas such as standardization, product delivery (installation), desktop management, desktop virtualization, and product licensing. It is an exciting time to be associated with desktop Linux and the applications that make up the desktop Linux ecosystem.
Jim Zemlin, formerly executive director of the Free Standards Group, is the executive director of the Linux Foundation. Zemlin previously served as vice president of marketing for Covalent Technologies, the leader in products and services for the Apache web server. Prior to that, he was a member of the founding management team of Corio, a leading enterprise application service provider that had a successful initial public offering in July 2000. Widely quoted in the press on open source and commercial software trends, Zemlin has also been a keynote speaker at industry and financial conferences including Gartner's Open Source Conference, Linux World and OSCON. Zemlin also has a regular column in Enterprise Open Source Journal and is an advisor on open source strategy to various companies and governmental groups including Hyperic, Zmanda and the Chinese Open Source Promotion Union.