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September 21-22, 2022 | In-person + Virtual
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Wednesday, September 21 • 3:10pm - 3:40pm
Introducing the Linux Distributions Working Group - Elizabeth K. Joseph, IBM & Sarah-Julia Kriesch, Accenture

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The purpose of the Linux Distributions Working Group is to oversee the health and maintenance of the s390x port of various Linux distributions to ensure that it remains a supported architecture for them all. To this end, the group collaborates on shared challenges and successes, work together to nurture new contributors, and make sure they have the infrastructure they need. In this talk, we will demonstrate how we grew this working group to include over a half dozen Linux distributions since its inception in 2021 and the immediate benefits the group has seen through discussions and patches shared across the distributions. We also feel strongly about demonstrating that collaboration between similar open source projects is sometimes better than pure competition, a lesson we hope is valuable to the rest of our community.

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Elizabeth K. Joseph

Developer Advocate, IBM
Elizabeth K. Joseph is a Linux systems administrator turned developer advocate for IBM Z where she works with the community to explore Linux workloads on mainframes. She has previously worked on distributed systems and has written books on Ubuntu and OpenStack. She is a regular speaker... Read More →
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Sarah Julia Kriesch

DevOps Specialist, Accenture
Sarah Julia Kriesch is a DevOps Consultant at Accenture and is an enthusiastic Open Source Contributor at openSUSE since around 10 years. After writing her Bachelor Thesis at IBM, she has started as a Release Engineer for s390x (incl. team leadership) at openSUSE. She loves sharing... Read More →



Wednesday September 21, 2022 3:10pm - 3:40pm EDT
Weber Hub
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