Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.
Amanda McPherson, the Marketing Director of the Linux Foundation, has just notified those who participated in the first-ever Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit that the next summit is planned for April. Back during the first LF Collaboration Summit, the expectation is that the next summit would be in March at a German location. However, this 2nd Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit will be at IBM/University of Texas Commons Center in Austin. This summit will run from April 8th to April 10th. At Phoronix we covered the first LF Summit and we look forward to participating in April. The summit was very productive with panels, meetings, and of course a bit of partying.