Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly Media, Inc.
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.