InfoWorld: The Rewards of Open Source
Last week, at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, Michael Tiemann -- formerly Red Hat's CTO and now vice president of open source affairs -- spoke about the role of Fedora, Red Hat's free Linux distribution.
ZDNet: When Biotech Comes Home
Speaking at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention 2004, along with his son George, an historian of technology and author of Darwin Among the Machines: The Evolution of Global Intelligence, Freeman Dyson called biotech the "new art form of the 21st century."
Robert Kaye: OSCON Wrap-up
Now that OSCON is over, it's time to reflect on the conference and to muse about some of the trends I noticed.
Robert Kaye: David Rumsey's OSCON Keynote
Friday morning's keynote at OSCON blew everyone away, and David Rumsey's presentation wasn't even about open source -- it was all about... maps!
NewsForge: OSCON winds down with success story, economic nonsense, and a big gorilla
The final day at OSCON kicked off with an encouraging and standing ovation-evoking keynote from Cartography Associates President David Rumsey, who laid out how open source principles may be applied to an emerging "digital library world."
Slashdot: Complete OSCON Coverage
Reporter Jay Lyman attended the O'Reilly OSCON developers' get-together and wrote daily briefs plus a wrap-up that are all posted on NewsForge now. If you didn't make it to this excellent conference, reading Jay's reports is the next best thing.
Ann Barcomb: Friday at OSCON
Notes on the final day of OSCON 2004.
Ann Barcomb: Thursday at OSCON
Thursday, in which we learn about the importance of pie.
Andy Lester: OSCON slides are now available
Slides from many of the sessions at OSCON 2004 are now available, including "Advice For Open Source Job Seekers" that I presented with Bill Odom.
Derrick Story: The Dan Sugalski Pie Series
Here's the action sequence of Dan Sugalski getting creamed by two pies on stage the final day of OSCON -- plus a little info about how the images were captured.
Andy Lester: OSCON Days 3 & 4, then home...
Frantic talk schedules on days 3 and 4 of OSCON 2004 mean fewer updates from me, but fewer clicks for you, the reader!
eWeek: Vendor Lock-In Cited as Cost of Windows over Linux
The business case for adopting Linux over Microsoft's Windows is an economic decision, but not one where the total cost of ownership is a fundamental issue, an executive from a business technology advisory group told a session at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention here Tuesday afternoon.
brian d foy: OSCON D4.2
I don't remember much about the afternoon, but the evening was a bit wild. I ended up with Schwern's shirt.
brian d. foy: Make: technology on your time
More details about O'Reilly's new venture.
NewsForge: OSCON Day 3
As open source programmers and entrepreneurs think about what it means to be open source on 100,000 computers, and move deeper into the business world and infrastructure, OSCON organizer Tim O'Reilly warns that data and networking, not hardware or standards, are the lock-in liabilities.
eWeek: BEA Making Open-Source Inroads
At the O'Reilly Open Source Convention in Portland, Ore., BEA announced that two of its open-source projects, aimed at helping developers build service-oriented architectures, are making their way through the Apache Software Foundation open-source community process.
brian d foy: OSCON D3.3 and D4.1
The Stonehenge party venue had wireless, but I decided to wait until this morning to wrap up yesterday. But, this morning did not start too early. Now I'm sitting across the table from Freeman Dyson.
Robert Kaye: OSCON - Inside LiveJournal's Backend
My favorite OSCON presentation on wednesday was Brad Fitzpatrick's "Inside LiveJournal's Backend" presentation.
Ann Barcomb: Wednesday at OSCON
Wednesday was the first day of talks at the O'Reilly Open Source Conference.
Andy Oram: Plug 'n Play progress in Linux
Robert Love and Havoc Pennington want to take all the fun out of Linux. Someday, when you plug in something, it will just work.
Ann Barcomb: Tuesday at OSCON
Tuesday at OSCON was another day of tutorials.
Willamette Week: Rewrite This Story
Many writers are not crazy about turning their unpolished prose over to editors, let alone to common readers. Not Dan Gillmor.
[Willamette Week Online]
brian d foy: OSCON D3.2
The middle of day 3, where people use the B word.
eWeek: O'Reilly: Open Software No Guarantee for Freedom
In the new world into which the open-source community is moving, open and free software does not guarantee freedom, especially when applications depend on the network effects and data lock-in more than on software secrecy, said Tim O'Reilly, CEO and founder of O'Reilly Media, at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention here Wednesday.
eWeek: Red Hat Exec: Linux Desktops Must Stand Out to Thrive
Improvements to the desktop will require a greater Internet focus that enhances communication and collaboration; the ability for users to access their data anywhere; and the option of software as a service, Havoc Pennington, the technical lead for desktop engineering at Red Hat Inc., said here Wednesday.
Ann Barcomb: My Monday at OSCON
The O'Reilly Open Source Convention started Monday in Portland, Oregon.
O'Reilly and MySQL AB team up to present the MySQL Users Conference next spring
"MySQL is at the heart of revolutionary changes in the computer industry," says Tim O'Reilly. "By joining forces with MySQL AB, we can grow the success of the MySQL Users Conference, creating maximum value for users, developers, and everyone in the software ecosystem." The Conference happens April 18-21, 2005 in Santa Clara, CA. Sign up for our mailing list.
brian d foy: OSCON D3.1
It feels like the first half of the day because I got up too early. I think Nat said something about a conference in Europe.
Andy Oram: Linux kernel hackers at OSCON
Seven Portland-area Linux kernel hackers spoke at the O'Reilly Open Source convention.
Andy Lester: OSCON Day 2 - Less learnin', more talkin'
Fewer sessions today, but far more hallway meetings.
brian d foy: OSCON D2.2
The second half of Day 2, where Eric Raymond reinvents open source awards.
Steve Mallett: OSCON6 -Talking to Non-Geeks, The Sequel
One of the most hotly debated, kicked around, confounding, blood-pressure raising, and generally exciting topic for the Java track at OSCON is the question of open sourcing Java.
brian d foy: OSCON D2.1
The first half of Day 2.
brian d foy: My OSCON moblog
Pictures from OSCON, taken with my Nokia 3650.
Marc Hedlund: OSCON - Saving Lives with RT
Boy, I thought RT helped me out in my work, but my experience is nothing compared to this.
NewsForge: OSCON Under Way
Most of the 1,500 OSCON 2004 attendees in Portland managed to shake off the city's abnormally hot weekend and the Portland Brewer's Festival to show up for informative training and discussion sessions on an array of open source languages and software as the event kicked off Monday.
The Joy of Tech: OSCON Essentials
Our favorite geek comic takes a friendly swipe at OSCON.
[The Joy of Tech]
brian d foy: OSCON D1.2
The second half of day one.
Andy Lester: OSCON Day 1 - All Damian, All the Time
Today is really just Damian Day, not that I'm complaining.
John Adams: My possibly ignorant question about IP law and Open Source
Why would an ISP provide Open Source software to clients but find it too risky to use internally?
brian d foy: OSCON D1.1
The first half of day one at OSCON.
Andy Oram: Two Conventions
I left the political circus in Boston to spend a week with the O'Reilly Open Source Convention. Behind both OSCON and the DNC lie some essential principles.
brian d foy: OSCON D-1
The day before OSCON starts, I get a tour of Portland.
Steve Mallett: OSCON6 -Talking to Non-Geeks - The Movie!
I got into Portland for OSCON a bit early. Three days early. So armed with my digital video camera I went out to talk to the locals to see what they knew about Open Source, Perl & PHP. Hilarity ensues.
Andy Lester: OSCON day 0, Off to Portland
Who ARE all these people?
Robert Kaye: On the road to OSCON
Time to head to Portland for this year's Open Source Conference -- I can't wait to geek to my heart's content for the next 5 days.
brian d foy: OSCON D-2
The Open Source Convention starts on Monday, but my prep work started a long time ago. I might not be in Portland, but the conference has already started for me.
PostgreSQL At OSCON 2004
PostgreSQL will have a very full track at O'Reilly's OSCON in Portland, OR. This is likely to be our biggest convention presence in North America, don't miss it!
Nat Torkington: Brewfest the weekend before OSCON
If you are yet to book flights to the Open Source Convention, take into account that the Oregon Brewers Festival is happening the weekend before OSCON. "Sorry, boss, but the tickets are cheaper with a Saturday stay ..." (cue Barney burp)
[O'Reilly Network Weblogs]
Computerworld: Reach Path to 'Linux Nirvana'...
Linux lovers should forget the feud with Windows and think above and below the operating system. That's the advice from Tim O'Reilly, CEO of O'Reilly Media Inc. in Sebastopol, Calif. The publisher of open-source books and the impresario of the O'Reilly Open Source Convention being held later this month in Portland, Ore., argues that by emphasizing the operating system struggle, open-source zealots overlook opportunities to build successful business alternatives to proprietary technologies.
OSCON 2004 Talks
I'll be giving three talks at OSCON this year: "Learning PHP", "PHP Forms Made Easy with HTML_QuickForm", and "Cleaning up SOAP".
Nat Torkington: Japanese Food in Portland
I've added this to the OSCON wiki: Japanese restaurants in Portland. For those of you who want miso with your Mono ...
[O'Reilly Network Weblogs]
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