Become a sponsor

If you would like to support our 2017 event please have a look at some more information.


Contact: Maik Hentsche, Yvonne Seidel


Sponsor-Logo: c.a.p.e. IT GmbH

c.a.p.e. IT GmbH

c.a.p.e. IT GmbH is the specialist for branch-specific service processing within IT and technical services based on open source. Our staff has more than 10 years of project experience, extensive OTRS-knowledge and is ITIL-certified. We are the vendor of the world's largest and free OTRS module KIX4OTRS. Since 2016, we develop KIX, the new generation of our service management system as a standard solution for the technical service desk.

We professionally provide best practice add-ons for data and system integration, service accounting and reporting. KIX and its add-ons contribute to the sustainable optimization of the service processing. As the leading service provider, we support you within the analysis, implementation,customization, training, upgrade as well as further services including outsourcing.

We are members of the industry associations as BITKOM, Open Source Business Alliance and itSMF.

Sponsor-Logo: BMW Group

BMW Group

Passionate about future technologies. Enthusiastic about innovative ideas. And driving at the highest level. This is BMW Group. With strong brands such as BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, we are pursuing our premium strategy, which makes us one of the worldwide leading automotive and motorcycle manufacturers. This is our business which we complement sensibly with comprehensive financial services for private and business customers. Our success as a premium manufacturer is due to the exceptional motivation and performance of our 116,324 employees in more than 150 countries.

Bringing new innovations to the road would be unthinkable without IT. But not just any IT will do. Trailblazing software solutions which transform ordinary driving experiences into extra-ordinary ones are required. That’s why the success of our Automotive IT is driven by people with passion and ideas, who leverage the freedom we give them to network their skills and continuously push the envelope of what´s possible. Share your passion for revolutionary digitalisation and apply online at http://bmw.jobs/software

Sponsor-Logo: Raritan


Raritan, as brand of Legrand, is a proven innovator of power management solutions and KVM-over-IP for data centers of all sizes. Customers are serviced from planning through integration and installation to actually running the data center. Raritan's award-winning hardware and software solutions increase energy efficiency, improve reliability, and raise productivity.

Raritan Deutschland GmbH in Zwickau is one of the most important R&D locations within Raritan. Small teams, usually in close cooperation with customers, cover the complete product development cycle.

For more information please visit www.raritan.eu.

Sponsor-Logo: Pengutronix


Pengutronix was founded in 2001, being one of the first companies in Germany providing professional Embedded Linux services for industrial customers.

Pengutronix supports customers within industrial embedded Linux projects. The Pengutronix kernel team works in close cooperation with the international Linux developer community and maintains several ARM derivates in the official kernel.

Business activities:

  • Bootloader porting
  • Linux kernel porting
  • Driver development
  • Software architecture & design
  • Graphical user interfaces
  • POSIX & realtime
Sponsor-Logo: Hetzner


Hetzner Online is a professional web hosting provider and experienced data center operator. Since 1997 the company has provided private and business clients with high-performance hosting products as well as the necessary infrastructure for efficient operation of websites. A combination of stable technology, attractive pricing and flexible support and services has enabled Hetzner Online to continuously strengthen its market position both nationally and internationally.

Hetzner Online stands for high-quality and fast hardware in conjunction with an outstanding price-performance ratio with the support of a competent, in-house service team. Qualified experts in the data center are accessible 24/7 for emergencies.

Numerous top ratings in well-known IT journals attest to the special benefits of Hetzner Online.

Sponsor-Logo: Mailbox.org


Founded in early 2014, mailbox.org was the first established provider to offer PGPencrypted e-mail accounts to customers world-wide. Thanks to the many extra features available in addition to secure e-mail, such as shared calendars and online text processing software in combination with cloud storage, mailbox.org presents a real alternative to other competing services like GoogleDocs or Dropbox.

Technologically, the German provider implements the latest security standards: Connections are made via the DANE protocol and all DNS data is handled by the DNSSEC mechanism which is considered particularly secure. mailbox.org is funded directly by their users who pay a regular fee for the service, starting at 1 Euro per month. mailbox.org respects the privacy of their customers and will never use any account data or personal information for advertising purposes, or sell data to third parties.

Sponsor-Logo: Heinlein Support

Heinlein Support

Heinlein Support GmbH, based in Berlin, offers over 20 years of knowledge and experience in Linux servers and e-mail services. Our customers can benefit from the knowledge we impart during our Linux training courses at the Heinlein Academy or during in-house training sessions. They can also take advantage of our experience in personal consulting services, our attention to detail when hosting customer data on our Linux servers, and our understanding of the Linux operating system when using our appliance and software products. In addition, Heinlein hosts the Mailserver Conference and the Secure Linux Administration Conference. We have worked with thousands of customers from reputable consumer goods companies, service and industry branches, as well as the public sector place for years and they continue to place their trust in us.

Sponsor-Logo: B1 Systems GmbH

B1 Systems GmbH

B1 Systems GmbH is a provider of consulting, training, development & support services based on Linux/Open Source. Our team of almost 100 Linux experts offers tailor-made solutions based on virtualization, high availability and cloud computing technologies as well as monitoring, system and configuration management. Our team contributes to upstream development of various projects and thus helps turn Open Source innovation into Enterprise reliability and performance — both nationally and internationally.

Sponsor-Logo: NetKnights GmbH

NetKnights GmbH

NetKnights GmbH is an independent security company which provides services and products in the areas of strong authentication (2FA), identity management and encryption. Securing the customers digital identity is the principal task of the NetKnights. We use our market knowledge and experiences from international projects in two factor authentication, SSO in the cloud, public key infrastructures (PKI), hardware security modules and one time passwords (OTP) to support our customers at all points. We provide independent consulting and implement software products forming the final solution at your site. ...at your side. The NetKnights love opensource. And thus NetKnights are implementing in leading position the opensource two factor authentication system privacyIDEA, which is also here at the Chemnitzer Linuxtage.

Sponsor-Logo: Agilion


...designed to find.

Agilion GmbH offers real time location systems (RTLS). Founded in 2004 as a spin-off from an automotive supplier, we are a reliable partner for the choice of appropriate radio technologies, design of communication infrastructures as well as integrating wireless interfaces to customized products.

Agilion’s WIRELESS LOCATION SYSTEM is a scalable wireless infrastructure for real time location and data transmission in indoor and outdoor areas.

Certified expertise in product engineering and project realization at technologically advanced level characterizes Agilion. More than 10 years of successful projects in both, flexible short time installations and fixed installations for spatial distributed facilities with central management software, are valued by our customers.

Sponsor-Logo: secunet


secunet is one of Germany's leading providers of superior IT security. In close dialogue with its customers – enterprises, public authorities and international organisations – secunet develops and implements high-performance products and state-of-the-art IT security solutions. Thus, secunet not only keeps IT infrastructures secure for its customers, but also achieves intelligent process optimisation and creates sustainable added value.

At secunet, more than 400 experts focus on issues such as cryptography (SINA), e-government, business security and automotive security aiming always to be one step ahead of competitors in terms of quality and technology. secunet emphasises on long-term relationships with its customers in an atmosphere based on partnership, as demonstrated by our successful security relationship with the Federal Republic of Germany which has been active since 2004.

Further information can be found at www.secunet.com.

Sponsor-Logo: BIT.Group GmbH & itelligence

BIT.Group GmbH & itelligence

The BIT.Group GmbH (BIT) consists of more than 350 IT specialists with extensive experience and knowledge of SAP. The company has offices in Bautzen, Dresden, Hanover and Shanghai. BIT stands for focussed SAP competence worldwide; the company has been certified as an SAP partner on repeated occasion. Core capabilities include consulting, development, IT infrastructure management and support services. As of June 2016, BIT is officially part of itelligence group, one of the world’s leading full service IT providers for SAP. The services offered reach from SAP strategy consulting to licensing and specially developed SAP industry solutions to application management and hosting services. Beside the certification as SAP Platinum Partner, awards like “Best consultants”, “SAP HANA Service Provider Leader Germany 2016“ and the quality label “TOP CONSULTANT” speak for themselves. Core competences of itelligence not only include smart businesses, SAP S/4HANA, Analytics, Omnichannel , IoT and Cloud, but also Supply-Chain-, Product-Lifecycle and Enterprise Content Management, strategic process consulting and Managed Services.

Sponsor-Logo: Staffbase


Communication is our passion and the key to your success. Staffbase offers a platform for mobile-first employee communication. Launch your own branded app for corporate conversation, sharing information and mobile processes. Our App is powered by an enterprise-grade managed service and verified by hundreds of enterprises worldwide. We take internal communication to a channel that your employees already have in their pockets: their smartphones.

Our success is mainly possible due to our extraordinary team in both Chemnitz and New York. We push our product further every day with passion for communication, mobile solutions, innovative technology and little bit of crazy. You would like to help us along the way and learn what it's like to work for a startup? Then send us your application by mail: florian@staffbase.com

Sponsor-Logo: 8Soft GmbH

8Soft GmbH

8Soft GmbH is a software distributor with its headquarters in Würzburg and a branch office in Hanover. The company was founded in 2008 and specializes in the sale and distribution of Open Source and security software to the IT sector. Its CEOs are Thomas Sprickmann Kerkerinck and Anke Pawla.

8Soft GmbH’s core competences can be found in its extensive expertise, knowledge of the market, and many years of experience advising and supporting dealers in person. Its portfolio includes a selection of well-known products such as Kaspersky, AppTec360, EgoSecure, iDGARD, Boxcryptor, WinMagic, Univention, Red Hat, and SEP sesam.

Sponsor-Logo: SerNet


SerNet specializes in open source software as well as related services and supports 2000 customers in all time zones. SerNet is the leading service provider for SAMBA, the leading OpenSource solution in CIFS/SMB clustering and authentication technologies. With verinice SerNet publishes the leading open source tool to manage information security (ISMS).

Sponsor-Logo: managedhosting.de


With managedhosting.de solutions, you can focus on your business and not the what if's of systems availability. Feel confident that the managedhosting.de staff has done what is needed to ensure stability. managedhosting.de's solutions are priced for today but scale for tomorrow.

managedhosting.de Hosted VMware vCloud solutions enable organizations to quickly take advantage of Cloud services while maintaining your critical governance requirements.

The managdhosting.de vCloud solution ultimately provides a revolutionary path to enterprise-class hosted cloud computing via our vCloud Director portal under a 100% SLA.

Special subject: Zimbra Collaboration Server on VMware vSphere, VMware vCloud Solutions, High Performance LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) and Tomcat infrastructure for mission- critical applications running on vSphere

Sponsor-Logo: uib gmbh

uib gmbh

The uib gmbh was founded 1995 as a union of IT-Consultants. From the beginning the main focus of uib has been on system management services. Therefore uib founded the opsi project. Meanwhile opsi is a leading Open Source Client-Management-System for managing Windows and Linux devices. It is a versatile and very flexible system for automatic deployment of operating systems and software, as well as inventarisation of hard- and software. As for today, uib maintains and continues the development of opsi. Aside the official maintaining of the opsi project, uib offers to their customers support, consulting and training. uib has a strong partner network of opsi resellers, certified opsi partners and technology partners from nearly all existing keyparts of the IT infrastructure world.

Sponsor-Logo: Chemmedia


chemmedia AG offers solutions for knowledge workers in global knowledge transfer projects. Over 370 customers in 38 countries and more than 2,000,000 learners already trust our solutions. With Open KnowledgeWorker we now provide these proven technologies as cloud solution for the free exchange of e-learning modules. Now, everybody can be an author. You can easily create e-learning modules and provide them under Creative Commons. Furthermore, you may use modules and media of other users for your own e-learning courses (also for mobile devices) for free.

Sponsor-Logo: GK SOFTWARE AG


For over 25 years now, we have been the leading software partner to retailers. With more than 220,000 installations, we have become one of the most important players in the international market. We successfully implement complex projects with high customization for prestigious companies, nationwide and worldwide. More than 800 highly-qualified employees develop, commercialize and support our software solutions at the headquarters in Schöneck and at eleven other locations in and outside Germany.

Sponsor-Logo: Thomas-Krenn.AG


Thomas-Krenn.AG is a leading provider of individual server- and storage-systems and data center solutions. The company serves more than 15,000 customers across Europe. These include large corporations, public services and government authorities, IT service providers and educational institutions as well as many small and medium-sized enterprises. Thomas-Krenn.AG allows customers to quickly configure custom-designed servers with proven components via its online shop. Most items can be delivered the very next day. The company assembles all of its servers in Freyung, Germany and has steadily grown to now over 150 employees since its founding in 2002.

Sponsor-Logo: Amazon Development Center Germany GmbH

Amazon Development Center Germany GmbH

In 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) began offering IT infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services -- now commonly known as cloud computing. One of the key benefits of cloud computing is the opportunity to replace up-front capital infrastructure expenses with low variable costs that scale as a business grows. With the Cloud, businesses no longer need to plan for and procure servers and other IT infrastructure weeks or months in advance. Instead, they can instantly spin up hundreds or thousands of servers in minutes and deliver results faster.

The AWS platform has grown rapidly since the launch of the first service and it is now the underlying infrastructure for businesses around the world from start-ups to enterprises to government agencies. AWS has hundreds of thousands of customers in over 190 countries leveraging the services from infrastructure locations in the U.S., Europe, South America, Singapore, and Japan.

Companies around the world using AWS range from smaller, fast-growing companies such as Playfish, Airbnb and Pinterest to larger companies such as Shell Oil, NASA and News International.

Media partner



Sponsor-Logo: Radio UNiCC

Radio UNiCC

Radio UNiCC the Campusradio is broadcasting the lectures of Chemnitzer Linux-Tage.

Media partner (community)

Sponsor-Logo: Pro Linux

Pro Linux

Pro Linux is one of the largest German sites for Linux and free and Open Source Software. It is the meeting point of all Linux users from beginners to experts. It publishes the latest daily news and the best tips about Linux and free software. Articles, tutorials, workshops, and reviews appear on a regular basis. Other services for the community include one of the largest directories of free and Open Source programs, large link collections, a bulletin board, tips, security advisories of the distributions, and information about user groups.


Sponsor-Logo: Baselabs


BASELABS is the software development company for sensor fusion in automated vehicles. We focus on the data fusion in automotive applications, especially in mult-sensor-scenarios. With our development software and project support, we enable data fusion results. Our customers are leading OEM, tier 1 and tier 2 suppliers as well as engineering service companies and academic institutions globally.

BASELABS offers interesting job opportunities in the development of software tools and environment perception applications to constantly grow our team of currently 30 colleagues.

Software development in the field of sensor-data-fusion is one of the hottest topics in the automotive industry - automated driving. It will improve safety and comfort in everyday live - at BASELABS you have the chance to be a part of this deep change. We offer appreciating working conditions in a co-operative environment. Each individual team member is encouraged to bring in his or her ideas and to try new concepts. This is leading to innovations and permanent improvements. For its innovation success BASELABS has been honored with the TOP100 award 2016.


Sponsor-Logo: Kopano


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Sponsor-Logo: Hylastix


HYLASTIX entwickelt und vertreibt schlüsselfertige On-Site Virtualisierungslösungen für große und mittelständische Unternehmen der Maschinenbaubranche und der Autoindustrie. Mit Hilfe einer flexiblen und agilen IT-Infrastruktur meistern wir gemeinsam mit unseren Kunden die Herausforderungen der Industrie 4.0. Natürlich sind auch anspruchsvolle Projekte aus angrenzenden Themenbereichen bei uns angesiedelt, sei es die Orchestrierung von physikalischen oder virtuellen Maschinen, die Definition und Bereitstellung von Entwicklungsumgebungen im Bereich Continous Development/Continous Integration oder die Virtualisierung auf unterschiedlichsten Hardwareplattformen. Zusammen mit unseren Forschungspartnern, wie IBM Zurich, AUDI AG, Fraunhofer IWU Chemnitz und anderen bearbeiten wir viele verschiedene, spannende Entwicklungsthemen.

Sponsor-Logo: LPI


The LPI e.V. supports the Linux Professional Institute (LPI), a global non-profit organization incorporated in Canada, with the development of independent, globally-recognized professional standards for Linux and Free Software. The acceptance of LPI certification programs and LPI-certified professional is growing through our public relations, education programs and consulting.

Sponsor-Logo: Gonicus


Sponsor-Logo: openSUSE


The openSUSE project is a worldwide effort that promotes the use of Linux everywhere. openSUSE creates one of the world's best Linux distributions, working together in an open, transparent and friendly manner as part of the worldwide Free and Open Source Software community.

The project is controlled by its community and relies on the contributions of individuals, working as testers, writers, translators, usability experts, artists and ambassadors or developers. The project embraces a wide variety of technology, people with different levels of expertise, speaking different languages and having different cultural backgrounds.

Sponsor-Logo: ATIX


For over 15 years ATIX has been serving and advising medium to large sized companies all over Europe. Our business areas are consulting, engineering and support. As a leading provider of Linux & Open Source solutions for data centers we believe in open standards and solutions for the success of your company. We support our customers in every phase of their project, from consultance to development and implemention of innovative solutions to accordant subsequent support. Data center automation is our main focus. Our own tool "orcharhino" combines Deployment, Configuration Management and Patch Management - One tool to rule them all! As a team of IT enthusiastics we live to our motto "Overtaken by Open Source!"

Sponsor-Logo: Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH

Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH

Proxmox Server Solutions GmbH is a global provider of powerful open source server solutions. The Austrian-based company develops the server virtualization platform Proxmox Virtual Environment (VE), and the anti-spam and anti-virus software Proxmox Mail Gateway, and offers additional services like support and training.

The feature-rich Proxmox VE hypervisor combines KVM and container-virtualization on a single management GUI, which allows users to manage KVM virtual machines, Linux containers (LXC), storage, virtualized networks, and multinode HA clusters. Proxmox VE is installed on more than 110.000 hosts in over 140 countries enabling users to create affordable, secure and scalable virtualized IT infrastructures.

Sponsor-Logo: Petra Pönisch Verlag

Petra Pönisch Verlag

Neben Klöppelbriefen und -büchern vertreibt der Petra Pönisch Verlag mit knipling das weltweit einzige Entwurfsprogramm für Klöppelbriefe, das unter Linux läuft.

Sponsor-Logo: KaMUX


KaMUX GmbH & Co. KG is a management consulting company focussed on small and medium enterprises. Our main subject is our customers organization. We do improve our clients abilities using free and opensource software whenever possible.

Sponsor-Logo: Thomas Winde Ausflugsfahrten

Thomas Winde Ausflugsfahrten

Thomas Winde Ausflugsfahrten, bietet seit mehreren Jahren Mietfahrten zu verschiedenen Linuxveranstaltungen an. Außer dem Hauptgeschäft (Ausflugsfahrten, Mietfahrten, Flughafenzubringer und Gütertaxi) bietet er auch noch Bürodienstleistungen (Schreibarbeiten) und Computerdienstleistungen (Hardwareinstallation, Linuxerstinstallationen, Vorträge usw.) an. Thomas Winde ist auch Mitorganisator der Chemnitzer Linux-Tage (Einsteigerforum).

Sponsor-Logo: Steko


Das "STEKO Spielhaus" ist ein Fachgeschäft für pädagogisch wertvolles Holzspielzeug und kreative Spielideen im Zentrum von Chemnitz.
"STEKO Spielhaus" ist eine geschützte Marke und steht für das vom Firmeninhaber entwickelte STEKO-Spielhaus-Systems. Das patentierte Stecksystem fördert bei Kindern die Kreativität, trainiert innovatives Denken und Spielen, schult soziales Verhalten im Gruppenzusammenspiel, stärkt das Selbstwertgefühl und bietet sich als eine Bewegungsbaustelle für Kindergarten und Hortgruppen an.
Der Sitz der Firma steko-Spielgeräte, sowie der Vertrieb für Kindergärten und Grundschulen befindet sich in Gera/Thür.

Sponsor-Logo: Funktechnik Dathe

Funktechnik Dathe

Funktechnik Frank Dathe "DAS mitteldeutsche Amateurfunkzentrum"

Als Fachgeschäft für Amateur- und Betriebsfunk bieten wir Service aus Mitteldeutschland. Neben traditioneller Funktechnik finden Sie auch Software Defined Radio (SDR) Technik in unserem Sortiment.

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