The Future is Open
Save the date for the 8th annual O'Reilly Open Source Convention, happening July 24-28, 2006 at the Oregon Convention Center in beautiful Portland, Oregon.
OSCON is the place to gather with open source leaders and practitioners of every persuasion to exchange ideas and push the boundaries of vital open source technologies. At OSCON 2005, we explored three deep trends affecting open source: the commoditization of software, network-enabled collaboration, and software customizability. Those discussions, and more, will continue in 2006. Also in 2005, we introduced the Open Source Business Review, along with a host of other exciting presentations and events.
The Call for Participation opens in December 2005; we'll unveil the program and open general registration in April 2006.
OSCON 2005 Featured Speakers
OSCON is the crossroads of all things open source, so it's the one place where you can:
How to Schmooze at OSCON--Conference-goer extraordinaire Robert Bernier offers tips and techniques to help you meet 'n' greet--and get down to business--at OSCON.
Enter Hewlett-Packard's second annual photo contest at OSCON. Visit the HP booth in the Exhibit Hall to register and receive all of the details. The first 100 photo contest registrants will receive a special gift from HP when they sign up. Grand Prize winners will receive fabulous HP prizes. Visit HP for more info.
While you're at OSCON, go to the zoo! The SpikeZoo TestFest Lounge, that is. Brought to you by O'Reilly and SpikeSource, the Lounge features snacks, beverages, comfy lounge seating, wireless access for your laptop, and much more--even big screen TVs with Sony PlayStations! SpikeSource engineers will be on hand to answer all of your questions about open source testing. Ongoing demonstrations will showcase the testing of popular open source components, including SugarCRM, Mambo, and phpPGAdmin/phpMyAdmin, as well as the SpikeSource core stack. It's all happening August 3rd and 4th, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Don't miss it!
Just 3 more weeks until The 7th Annual O'Reilly Open Source Convention August 1-5, 2005. Come spend an energizing week in beautiful Portland, Oregon, and connect with other developers from around the world and across the open source spectrum. From Linux and Perl to security, databases, and more, the 2005 edition of OSCON helps you get where you need to go with open source. Register today.
The Buzz from 2004 -- Check out the O'Reilly Network's news coverage and blogs from the 2004 O'Reilly Open Source Convention.
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Installing Mercurial from Source - Open Source Mercurial: The Definitive Guide
Open Publication License - Open Source Mercurial: The Definitive Guide
Mercurial Queues Reference - Open Source Mercurial: The Definitive Guide
Migrating to Mercurial - Open Source Mercurial: The Definitive Guide
Using Erlang - Open Source Erlang Programming
A Web 2.0 Checklist
GPL gets another brickbat--but where does the Sarbanes-Oxley problem really lie?
The Difference Between MySQL and Google
Vanilla, We Love You More
Time for Java developers to put up or shut up
Speaking at RSA 2006
Oracle: Seeing a Blue Light Special on Open Source?
Open Source & The Fallacy Of Composition
What should be in the next version of NoUnit (a Junit Extension)?
(Open) Office Party
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OSCON 2005 Media Sponsor Opportunities — Call Margi Levin at 707-827-7184 or email at
Press and Media
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