Zope Sessions

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Wednesday, July 25

Will the Next Generation Internet Still Depend on Open Source?
Fred†Baker, Cisco Systems
Track: Keynote
Date: Wednesday, July 25
Time:†9:00am - 9:30am
Location:†Grande Ballrooms ABC in the East Tower

Sponsored by
IBM
How important is open source to the future of the Internet? The Internet evolved as it did because of open source software and open standards. The spirit of open source is best expressed by the Internet Engineering Task Force, which operates on the basis of "rough consensus and running code." However, today's Internet is not the playground it was a decade ago. While some applications, like Napster and AIM, use the open Internet effectively, the sacrifice of the end-to-end model makes deployment of innovative applications challenging. The introduction of so-called "middle boxes" - firewalls, translators, caches, and application layer gateways - means that the new applications must actively circumvent these, or must gain their cooperation.

In a highly competitive market, with a lot at stake, developing consensus as well as running code can be difficult. Industry consortia and business models may determine how the future of the Internet gets decided - and who makes those decisions. Cisco Fellow Fred Baker will talk about the challenges that will shape the Internet, and whether Open Source will play as big a role as it has in the past.


An Open Source Success Story on Wall Street
W. Phillip†Moore, Open Source Advocate
Track: Keynote
Date: Wednesday, July 25
Time:†9:45am - 10:15am
Location:†Grande Ballrooms ABC in the East Tower

Sponsored by
IBM
Morgan Stanley has what is widely recognized as one of the best IT departments in the financial industry, and has built one of the worlds largest integrated and truly "Enterprise-wide" technology platforms for application deployment.

This infrastructure was architected with a combination of Open Source and proprietary software. This presentation will discuss the challenges faced, both technical and political, when deploying OSS on such a large scale and the problems managed as the environment changes and grows.

The discussion covers the contrast between the OSS experience with that of proprietary closed source products in the same environment, the lessons learned from this experience, and how the OSS community can help make OSS a continued success.


Thursday, July 26

Shared Source vs. Open Source: Debate and Panel Discussion
Craig†Mundie, Microsoft, Michael†Tiemann, RedHat, Inc.
Track: Keynote
Date: Thursday, July 26
Time:†8:45am - 10:15am
Location:†Grande Ballrooms ABC in the East Tower

Sponsored by
Sun Microsystems
Microsoft Senior Vice President Craig Mundie and Red Hat CTO Michael Tiemann set the stage for a wide-open panel discussion about Microsoft's Shared Source program and the response from the open source community, when they square off in this shared source vs. open source debate.

Mundie set off a far-reaching discussion recently when he introduced Microsoft's Shared Source program, which blends access to source code with the preservation of strong intellectual property rights by software developers, and contrasted Shared Source to Open Source and the GNU General Public License.

There's been a strong response from the open source and free software communities, accusing Microsoft of trying to co-opt the momentum of open source with a program that offers superficial similarities, but few of the real benefits. Microsoft counters that they are trying to find a balance between the needs of commercial developers and the lessons learned from the open source movement.

Mundie will discuss ways in which Shared Source differs from Open Source, and why Microsoft believes that the Shared Source Philosophy supports a strong software business case for commercial software developers and their customers.

Red Hat CTO Michael Tiemann will then discuss the industry's experience with open source vs. pseudo-open licensing, and why he believes that the future will favor stronger (rather than weaker) licenses to protect choice for users and freedom for developers.

His speech will be followed by a panel discussion with Tiemann, Mundie, and other experts on intellectual property and the software industry including,

Tim O'Reilly will moderate the panel.


Friday, July 27

Big Hairy Problems: Open Source Challenges in the Enterprise
Michael†Tiemann, RedHat, Inc.
Track: Keynote
Date: Friday, July 27
Time:†8:45am - 10:15am
Location:†Grande Ballrooms ABC in the East Tower

Sponsored by
ActiveState
If you talk to CTOs, their biggest concerns arenít whether to use commercial software or open source software but a set of large-scale problems that donít yet have obvious solutions. Oracle may not have solutions for them, but neither does Open Source. Our panel of top CTOs will tell us about enterprise-class problems that they are worried about solving into the future.


Network Mapping and Management in Zope
Scott†Burton, Zopesite.com
Track: Zope
Date: Friday, July 27
Time:†10:45am - 11:15am
Location:†Bel Aire North in the West Tower

This session is a demonstration and discussion of a Network Mapping Tool built with Zope and the Python Image Library to dynamically map and monitor networks. The system provides detailed status reports of network appliances and configurable email, pager and visual warning options. Topics will cover usage and implementation aspects of the system.

Scott Burton is owner of LaunchpointSystems, specializing in content management solutions using Zope and Manila technology.


OIO on Zope
Andrew Po-Jung†Ho, UCLA
Track: Zope
Date: Friday, July 27
Time:†11:15am - 12:15pm
Location:†Bel Aire North in the West Tower

This session is a demonstration of the flexibility and ease of use of "plug-and-play" metadata as offered by the Open Infrastructure for Outcomes (OIO), a Zope-based platform for implementing Web information systems.


Using Perl with Zope
James†Fulton, Zope Corporation
Track: Zope
Date: Friday, July 27
Time:†1:45pm - 2:30pm
Location:†Bel Aire North in the West Tower
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This session will teach Zope developers how to use Perl to implement services in Zope and interact with the Zope object environment. Topics include the basics of using Perl to script Zope objects and using Perl Script objects to integrate applications built on the Zope platform.


Enterprise Zope
James†Fulton, Zope Corporation
Track: Zope
Date: Friday, July 27
Time:†2:30pm - 3:15pm
Location:†Bel Aire North in the West Tower

This session discusses deployment of Zope for large-scale enterprise applications. Attendees will learn strategies for scaling, such as how to use ZEO (Zope Enterprise Objects) to implement large scale distributed Web systems. Future directions will also be discussed.


Zope Page Templates
James†Fulton, Zope Corporation
Track: Zope
Date: Friday, July 27
Time:†3:45pm - 4:45pm
Location:†Bel Aire North in the West Tower
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This session teaches the fundamentals of using XHTML-based Presentation Templates and demonstrates the application of ZPT in various templating tasks. Zope Presentation Templates are a new Zope technology that allows "presentation designers" and developers to work together in harmony to build dynamic sites.


Content Management with Zope CMF
Tres†Seaver, Digital Creations
Track: Zope
Date: Friday, July 27
Time:†4:45pm - 5:15pm
Location:†Bel Aire North in the West Tower

The Content Management Framework is an extensible Open Source add-on to Zope for implementing robust content management solutions. Attendees will learn about the status of the Zope Content Management Framework (CMF) effort and gain an overview of its usage and how to apply the framework to content management problems.