Apr 21 – 23, 2023
Europe/Prague timezone

What's next for the Linux App Ecosystem? Panel Discussion

Apr 22, 2023, 3:00 PM
Workshop Main Track


The LinuxAppSummit is on its eighth year of existence. In that time frame, we've forged relationships between desktop projects, focused on application development and distribution. Where do we go next?

This is a panel discussion to cover a range of topics discussing where desktops can share a set of standards and where diversification is our strength. How will we tackle upcoming technologies like chatGPT/AI and Machine Learning that have started to become ascendant? Are they an opportunity or are they a threat? What have been our successes in the past eight years, and what should we be focusing on and planning for in the next 2 to 5 years?

This panel discussion will include desktop projects, toolkits, 3rd party developers, and distro partners.

Panel members:
Jason Evangelho (Thunderbird)
Lubos Kocman (SUSE)
Aleix Pol (KDE)
Heather Ellsworth (Ubuntu/Canonical)
Robert McQueen (GNOME)
Felipe Borges (Fedora)

Moderator: Sri Ramkrishna

Twitter and/or Mastodon Handle

@sri@floss.social, @sri@mastodon.social, @sramkrishna (twitter)

Author(s) Bio

Sriram Ramkrishna is a long time FLOSS contributor to projects like GNOME, Open Hardware, CHAOSS, and others. Sriram is considered an influencer and a connector with a network of organizations and individuals that straddle across the open source ecosystem. His job history includes being an engineer, manager, director of marketing and program manager.

Today, Sriram works as the senior community manager for oneAPI and a program manager for two programs at Intel Corporation.

Level of Difficulty Intermediate
Pronouns He/Him

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