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.

October 24-26 2014 Poster here!

May 25, 2014suzenrose

See the poster attachment, Ohio Linuxfest Greater Columbus Convention Center

October 24-26, 2014

Expo/Booth area

May 12, 2014suzenrose

A large 3 room configuration is being drafted for the Ohio LinuxFest Expo/Booth Area.  If you are considering sponsorship, (or just love the Expo) please check it out.

OLF and Heartbleed

 The Heartbleed Bug is a major vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptographic library.  The Ohio LinuxFest website currently runs on Debian Wheezy and was affected by the Heartbleed bug.  Thanks to the quick response of the Debian Security team and the OLF infrastructure team, our servers were patched, our SSL certificate was reissued, and we are no longer vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug.

We strongly suggest you change your password here on the OLF website.

For more information on the Heartbleed bug, visit

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.