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O'Reilly Open Source Convention


The Open Source Paradigm Shift
Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Track: Keynote
Date: Wednesday, July 09
Time: 8:45am - 9:30am
Location: Oregon Ballroom

LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP/Perl/Python) as the "Intel Inside" of the Next Generation of Computer Applications

The computer industry has gone through a sea change in the past few years. The killer applications of the Web era turned out not to be PC-based software packages like the web browser, but web-hosted applications like Google, MapQuest, and Amazon.com. These applications are built on top of Linux and Apache, yet they are themselves fiercely proprietary.

But what would most developers do with their source code? These massive systems are valuable for their data as much as for their programs. And by opening up XML web services APIs to that data, the most innovative of these sites are creating new opportunities for hackers to "scratch their own itch."

One of the greatest challenges for open source in the next few years is to understand and adapt to the paradigm shift implicit in network computing, and to shed the legacy thinking of the desktop era. Tim will also talk about some of the other trends hitting the "O'Reilly Radar" that open source developers need to be thinking about.

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