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The Linux Foundation Announces Keynote Speakers for 2012 Automotive Linux

Jaguar Land Rover and Toyota top keynote speaker confirmations for the only
event that brings together carmakers and developers to advance Linux in
auto industry

SAN FRANCISCO, August 6, 2012 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit
organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced
the keynote speakers for its Automotive Linux Summit, taking place Sept.
19-20, 2012 at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon/Warwickshire in the
United Kingdom.

Now in its second year, the Automotive Linux Summit is designed for the
automotive industry and growing cross-industry Linux ecosystem to
collaborate on the future of mobility solutions. This vendor-neutral
business and technical conference brings together the most innovative minds
from the automotive industry, the Linux developer community and the
mobility ecosystem.

Attendees will collaborate on how to use Linux and open source software in
automotive applications ranging from in-vehicle, on-board systems to cloud
solutions for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure

The keynote speaker lineup represents some of the leading companies and
visionaries working on the state-of-the-art in automotive Linux

Keith Bergelt, chief executive officer at Open Invention Network, will
outline how the influx of open source consumer electronics is a prime
example of why technology business leaders need to increase their awareness
around open source and the associated intellectual property landscape.

Nick Cohn, senior business developer at TomTom, will introduce the audience
to the traffic congestion index, based on a database of historic trip
times, and outline the impact of intelligent route selection on travel
times and overall road capacity.

Paul Copping, corporate development officer of TRL, will present a design
brief on how sensors and instrumentation based on open source are pivotal
for enabling the intelligent, evergreen and “forever" open road.

Matt Jones, technical lead for the Next Generation of Infotainment Systems
at Jaguar Land Rover and vice president of the GENIVI Alliance, will share
Jaguar Land Rover's and GENIVI's experience on defining and implementing
in-vehicle infotainment systems based on Linux and open source.

Greg Kroah-Hartman, Linux kernel maintainer and Linux Foundation fellow,
will explain the Linux kernel development process and why its methodology
is a natural fit for the processes established by the automotive industry.

Kenichi Murata, project general manager for Toyota Motor Corporation's
Advanced Electronics Development Department, will detail why car makers
need to expand their thinking beyond being masters of open source software
in revolutionizing the automotive industry to also embracing open

Imad Sousou, director of Intel's Open Technology Center.

Jim Zemlin, executive director of The Linux Foundation, will share the
state of automotive Linux.

A Technology Showcase will also be on display throughout the Automotive
Linux Summit, which will include cars featuring Linux-based in-vehicle
infotainment systems, as well as prototypes and technology demonstrations
from companies that will include GENIVI members.

“Open-source software is driving the next revolution in the automotive
industry, transforming the car into a connected wireless communication
device,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. “By
hosting the Automotive Linux Summit, we can help bring together the
brightest minds from these communities to maximize the opportunity for
Linux in this marketplace.”

The Automotive Linux Summit is made possible by the generous support of
many companies and organizations. Intel is the event's Platinum sponsor and
is also sponsoring the evening reception inside the Heritage Motor Centre
museum. Gold sponsors include Black Duck Software, Collabora, Jaguar Land
Rover, Renesas, ROSA Labs, and Symbio. Silver sponsors include Mentor
Graphics and Tieto. The event's Affiliate sponsor is GENIVI.

The Automotive Linux Summit Steering Committee includes representatives
from the world’s leaders in automotive innovation: DENSO Corporation,
Fujitsu Ten, GENIVI, Intel, Jaguar Land Rover, NEC, Nissan, Renesas and
Toyota, among others.
Early bird registration is available through Aug. 10, 2012. To register,
please visit:

About The Linux Foundation
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growth of Linux. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of
Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux
operating system by marshaling the resources of its members and the open
source development community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum
for collaboration and education by hosting Linux conferences, including
LinuxCon, and generating original Linux research, Linux videos and content
that advances the understanding of the Linux platform. Its web properties,
including, reach approximately two million people per month. The
organization also provides extensive Linux training opportunities that
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