Control is the New Community: What Linux can Learn from Android

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Scheduled: Wednesday, September 7, 2011 from 2:00 – 2:50pm in Alexander Valley Ball Room

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Lessons that can be drawn from our android upstream experience


Much ink has been expended on the community shortcomings of the android development model, but we won’t dwell on that. Instead, this talk will look at what Android got right in it’s rise from late entrant to leader of the smart phone market and what lessons can be drawn from this for parallel open source projects. Along the way, we will look at some Android problems where community would have helped and, in conclusion, try to synthesise a new path to World Domination from both approaches.

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    James Bottomley is CTO of Server Virtualisation at Parallels and Linux Kernel maintainer of the SCSI subsystem, PA-RISC Linux and the 53c700 set of drivers. He has made contributions in the areas of x86 architecture and SMP, filesystems, storage and memory management and coherency. He is currently a Director on the Board of the Linux Foundation and Chair of its Technical Advisory Board. He was born and
    grew up in the United Kingdom. He went to university t Cambridge in 1985 for both his undergraduate and doctoral degrees. He joined AT&T Bell labs in 1995 to work on Distributed Lock Manager technology for clustering. In 1997 he moved to the LifeKeeper High Availability project. In 2000 he helped found SteelEye Technology, Inc as Software Architect and later as Vice President and CTO. He joined Novell in 2008 as a Distinguished Engineer at Novell’s SUSE Labs and arallels in 2011.