Photos from Linux Plumbers 2010 posted

Some photos from this year’s event. Enjoy!

IRC Backchannel available for MCs

Back channel chat for the MicroConferences is available at  The channels are named by room (see the schedule for the room names).

The two channels are



There are also etherpads for shared note taking which are listed in the online schedule if you hover over the MC or click on the individual MC.

The schedule in PDF form

For your convenience, here is the conference schedule in PDF form.

Plumbers Registration now Full

As you know, we deliberately limit Plumbers to being around 300 people to facilitate easy discussions in the MicroConferences.  Well, as of Friday, that limit has now been reached and registration is now closed.

So a big thank you to everyone who registered; we’re looking forwards to making this the most interesting and productive Plumbers conference so far.

Preliminary Schedule Up

Please forgive the formatting and lack of details around the MCs; we’re working to fix that.  The schedule is here.

Standard Registration Extension

According to the Linux Foundation, we’ve only got 16 places left before Plumbers sells out, so if you were planning on attending, now might be a good time to reserve one of them.

We’re also extending standard registration ($325) until Monday 18 October after which the late registration fee of $400 will apply (assuming we have any places left by then)

Announcing Keynotes and Events

The Linux Plumbers Conference is pleased to announce our keynote line-up and evening events. LPC 2010 will be held in Boston from November 3-5.


Michael Meeks : “The Wonderful World of LibreOffice”
Jonathan Corbet : “The Kernel Report”

Evening Events

Tuesday, Nov 2, Jillian’s at Fenway, Second Floor

Joint event for Kernel Summit and Linux Plumbers Conference Drinks & Appetizers, and a floor full of entertainment: Pool tables, table tennis, foosball, darts, and more.

Wednesday, Nov 3, New England Aquarium

The Plumbers Conference “Throw Linus to the Sharks Party”

Drinks and Dinner Buffet, plus a chance to view all the animals and exhibits.

When given a choice between giving a keynote and being fed to the sharks, Linus didn’t hesitate. “The sharks!”. Still nursing a grudge over a rejected patch? Don’t miss Linus Torvalds scuba-diving into the shark tank at the New England Aquarium!

Friday, Nov 5, Grafton Street, Cambridge

Linux Plumbers Conference Closing Reception

Drinks and appetizers served.

All receptions will include transportation. More details will be provided via this website closer to the conference.

Update on Hotels

The Hyatt is now full (and the group rate expires on Friday 8 Oct), so the Linux Foundation has arranged accommodation at the Harvard Square Hotel at the rate of US$169/night (plus tax) which includes internet.

This hotel is about a mile from the Hyatt, but the LF will provide daily shuttle service between this hotel and the Hyatt Cambridge for attendees.

To book a room, please call the hotel directly at 617.491.2222 or email  Please ask for the Linux Foundation group rate, or group code 317509.  Alternatively, you can book on the web but the code 317509 must go in the Corporate/Promotion Code box.

Hotel Discount Ends on Friday 8 October

Please be sure to make your hotel reservations before Friday to take advantage of the discounted rate.  Click here to reserve.

Please also note that the hotel is now sold out on the evenings of Friday, November 5th and Saturday, November 6th.  If you were planning to stay one or both of those nights, and have not yet made your reservation, please email Angela at  She is working with other hotels near the Hyatt to find availability over those dates at a discounted rate.

Opening Keynote and Presentation Track announcement

The Linux Plumbers Conference Program Committee is pleased to announce Jonathan Corbet as our opening keynote speaker. Mr. Corbet is well respected in our community as a kernel developer and the co-founder and executive editor of Linux Weekly News.

We’re also pleased to announce that speakers have been selected for the presentation track. Click here for the full list of accepted presentations. We’re very excited about this year’s speaker line up, and we’re equally excited about the broad range of topics proposed for the micro-conferences. It is shaping up to be an interesting and productive conference.

Hope to see you in Boston. Remember to register before August 31 to get the early bird rate of $275.