30 Years of Linux and Open Source Software

Hosted by Chariot Solutions
March 18, 2021 — 3:15 to 5:00 PM EST

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Event Overview

The Linux operating system celebrates its 30th birthday this year. Even if you don't directly use Linux as your primary operating system, it's all around you: in cloud services, embedded devices, and many servers that power the Internet as well as even many wireless routers. Operating systems such as Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, and many others are Linux-based. Many Docker container images use Linux. In short, it's everywhere.

Many developers aren't aware of the history behind open source operating systems, why and how Linux was created, how it was created as a direct result of the open source software movement, and the impact Linux has had on the software community and wider culture.

Join Chariot Solutions as we review our own history with Linux and Open Source over the last 20 years, and as we discuss the future of Open Source with Nithya Ruff, Executive Director, Open Source Office, Comcast and Chair, Linux Foundation Board of Directors.

This event is brought to you by Chariot Solutions.

Event Schedule

Free as in Beer: Chariot's Multi-Decade Journey with Open Source
3:15 - 4:00PM EST

Chariot has used Open Source products in many of our software projects for almost 20 years. Join us in this panel discussion with Aaron Mulder and Ken Rimple as they review how our teams have developed open source based solutions and how our consultants have been contributors to open source projects.

Open Source Future with Special Guest, Nithya Ruff

4:00 - 5:00PM EST

Linux and Open Source are entering their third decade, but they are not standing still. In this virtual fireside chat, Ken Rimple speaks with Nithya Ruff, Executive Director of the Open Source Office at Comcast, and Chair of the Linux Foundation Board of Directors, to discuss the future of Open Source: How to keep the communities running, and the methods of the Linux Foundations and others for standards.


Join open source experts from The Linux Foundation and Chariot Solutions for a look at open source's past, and where it's headed in the future.

About Chariot Solutions

Chariot Solutions is a Greater Philadelphia Area based software design and development consultancy. For over 17 years, companies of all sizes and industries have looked to Chariot as a partner to help them solve their toughest software challenges.

Count on Chariot for professional services that help you map out the most efficient route to cloud adoption, modernization, app development and deployment, IoT, machine learning, data and analytics.