Reasons for the Linux Plumbers Conference

by Andy Oram

The first Linux Plumbers Conference has just been announced. It takes place on September 17-19 in Portland, Oregon, back-to-back with this year's Linux Kernel summit.

The scope of Linux Plumbers Conference goes a bit beyond the Linux kernel; it spills out to include interfaces with the X Window System and some other userspace features. The list of major topics, which will be the subjects of "microconfs" lasted about two and a half hours each and will be run by leaders in the Linux community, include a number of familiar obsessions in the world of Linux (power management, graphics, audio), plus a couple interesting explorations such as video input and Linux server management.