HP will be a major sponsor of Red Hat’s first “Summit” next June.

HP has worked closely with the Linux software and services provider as a strategic partner for the past five years.

Red Hat has scheduled the summit for June 1-3 in New Orleans.

“The open source movement has revolutionized the way we think about IT solutions, support, and the integration of open source with traditional commercial solutions,” said Martin Fink, vice president of Linux at HP, in a statement. “The Red Hat Summit will be an excellent opportunity to highlight the latest in open source technology, innovation, solutions, and support we can provide to our customers today.”

The summit will include sessions on practical, technical, and business and current issues tracks.

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