Free and Open Software Conference and Expo - Columbus, Ohio - October 24-26, 2014

The twelfth annual Ohio LinuxFest will be held October 24-26, 2014, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Hosting authoritative speakers and a large expo, the Ohio LinuxFest welcomes all Free and Open Source Software professionals, enthusiasts, and everyone interested in learning more about Free and Open Source Software.

2014 Sponsorship Opportunites

April 6, 2014suzenrose

More information about Sponsorship Opportunities are seen here.

.pdf also attached, as well as link to .pdf  HERE.



Conference Chair

Call for Presentations Now Open - UPDATED

February 24, 2014vance

The 2014 Ohio LinuxFest is looking for presentations on Friday and Saturday, October 24 and 25. Please visit the CFP page for full details about submitting a proposal. The deadline is July 24, but the sooner you can submit a talk, the better.

Started in 2003, the Ohio LinuxFest is an annual grassroots conference in Columbus, Ohio dedicated to open access for all. Presentations relating to any free and open source software, not just Linux, are welcome. Areas where we've had talks in the past include networking, system administration, development, and community building.

Our audience consists of people at all skill levels. Prior speaking experience is a plus, although we do try to provide opportunities for first-time speakers. If you have any questions, please contact us at We look forward to hearing from you!

Catch Up on 2013

February 23, 2014vance

If you weren't able to make it to Columbus for last year's Ohio LinuxFest, or missed a talk you wanted to see, don't despair! We have made recordings of most talks permanently available at in a variety of audio formats.

Happy listening, and we hope this gets you excited to join us on October 24, 25, and 26, 2014!

Greetings from the Rackspace Cloud!

February 23, 2014schultmc

Due to the extremely generous sponsorship of Rackspace, we're able to greatly expand the infrastructure used to bring you Ohio LinuxFest, the Midwest's largest Open Source conference!

Ohio LinuxFest History

January 30, 2014suzenrose

Were YOU a history maker?

The history of Ohio LinuxFest, since 2003 is being filled in here.

If YOU would like to add some info, link or graphic and do not have access, please send info to


2014 Dates Announced

January 16, 2014suzenrose

The ink is dry on the contract for the 2014 Ohio LinuxFest at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Join us at the Convention Center on Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25, 2014. There will be some additional programming on Sunday. Help create and celebrate this year's event. We are "Building a Free Future" with FOSS, open hardware and more.




A winner has been found!

November 23, 2013suzenrose

The winner of the Nexus Tablet has been informed ~ James Kremer ~ of Kettering Ohio.

Congratulations to James and THANK YOU

to everyone who sent in great suggestions for next year!

Thank you to our prize sponsor:


2014 Conference Planning Started

November 17, 2013suzenrose

Eight members of the planning committee met in person on November 17,2013 with others meeting with us via Google Hang Out.  We are reviewing survey results - great news that there were over 30% first time attendees, and 95% said they would be back next year. Prize winner will be drawn soon. 

The photo show a big Thumbs UP for the Ohio Linux Fest 2014, in October. Date to be released before Christmas. Yes, Virginia there is another year of Linux Fest in Columbus!