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The Linux Symposium is a Linux and Open Source conference held annually in Canada. The conference is commonly referred to as OLS, from Ottawa Linux Symposium, though it is no longer necessarily held in Ottawa every year anymore. The conference features 100+ paper presentations, tutorials, birds of a feather sessions and mini summits on a wide range of topics. There were 650 attendees from 20+ countries in 2008.
The 2009 Symposium was held in Montréal, Quebec.
The 2011 and 2012 Symposium were both held in Ottawa.
- 1999 - Alan Cox
- 2000 - David S. Miller, Miguel de Icaza
- 2001 - Ted Ts'o
- 2002 - Stephen Tweedie
- 2003 - Rusty Russell
- 2004 - Andrew Morton
- 2005 - David Jones
- 2006 - Greg Kroah-Hartman
- 2007 - James Bottomley
- 2008 - Matthew Wilcox, Werner Almesberger, Mark Shuttleworth
- 2009 - Keith Bergelt, Jonathan Corbet, Dirk Hohndel
- 2010 - Jon C. Masters, Tim Riker
- 2011 - Jon "Maddog" Hall
- 2014 - Jeff Garzik
The Symposium hosts "mini-summits" on the day before the conference. They are open to all conference attendees and have their own programme. Five mini-summits were hosted in 2008, including: Virtualization, Security-Enhanced Linux, Kernel Container Developers', Linux Power Management and Linux Wireless LAN. There were two mini-summits in 2009: Linux Power Management and Tracing.