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Diamond Sponsors

  • Fotango
  • Intel
  • Microsoft

Gold Sponsors

  • Dell Inc.
  • Hewlett Packard
  • IBM
  • Mozilla Corporation

Silver Sponsors

  • ActiveState
  • Autodesk
  • Google
  • Greenplum
  • Ingres
  • Novell, Inc.
  • OpSource
  • Rearden Commerce
  • SnapLogic
  • ThoughtWorks
  • Ticketmaster

Sponsors & Exhibitors

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the convention, contact Sharon Cordesse

For Media Partnership opportunities, please contact Avila Reese

Download the OSCON Sponsor/Exhibitor Prospectus (PDF).

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Press & Media

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Program Ideas

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User Groups & Professional Associations

For user group and professional association related inquiries, contact Marsee Henon at

OSCON 2007 is all wrapped up

Thank you to all our participants for making OSCON 2007 a huge success.

OSCON 2008 will happen July 21-25, 2008 in Portland, Oregon.

Join over 2,500 open source developers, gurus, experts, and users July 23-27, 2007 in Portland, Oregon for OSCON 2007. This year's convention will include 40 tutorials that go deep into the technology behind open source innovations and over 400 sessions focusing on Administration, Business, Databases, Emerging Topics, Java, Linux, People, Perl, PHP, Programming, Python, Ruby, Security, Web Applications, and much more. OSCON 2007 will also feature the latest edition of the O'Reilly Radar: The Executive Briefing, hosted by Tim O'Reilly, an opportunity to meet with the most influential minds guiding the business of open source.

OSCON tutorials coincide with Ubuntu Live--the first official event for the global Ubuntu community--for those looking to delve further into all that Ubuntu has to offer.

Conference Speakers

Karl Fogel
Karl Fogel
Karl Fogel is an open source developer and author. After working on CVS and writing "Open Source Development With CVS" (Coriolis, 1999), he went to CollabNet, Inc as a founding developer in the ...more

Tim O'Reilly

O'Reilly Media, Inc.
Tim O'Reilly is founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc., thought by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world. In addition to publishing pioneering books like Ed Krol's The Whole ...more

Matt Asay

Alfresco Software
Matt Asay is VP of Business Development for Alfresco. Prior to Alfresco Asay co-founded Novell's Linux Business Office, founded the Open Source Business Conference, and ran embedded Linux vendor Lineo's Network & Communications ...more

Guido van Rossum

Creator of Python
Guido van Rossum is the creator of Python, one of the major programming languages on and off the web. The Python community refers to him as the BDFL (Benevolent Dictator For Life), a title ...more

Greg Kroah-Hartman

SuSE Labs / Novell
Greg Kroah-Hartman is the current Linux kernel maintainer for more driver subsystems than he wants to admit, along with the driver core, sysfs, kobject, kref, and debugfs code as well as being one half ...more

Rasmus Lerdorf

Rasmus Lerdorf is known for having gotten the PHP project off the ground in 1995, the mod_info Apache module, and he can be blamed for the ANSI92 SQL-defying LIMIT clause in mSQL 1.x which ...more

Chris DiBona

Google, Inc.
Chris DiBona is the Open Source Programs Manager at Google, Inc. He is responsible for a number of programs including the Summer of Code, open source license compliance and releasing open source software on ...more

Jeff Waugh

Gnome/Waugh Partners
By day, Jeff Waugh is a consultant with Waugh Partners. By night, he rides shotgun on the GNOME release juggernaut and plots the Open Source blogging explosion with Planet. Waugh is an active member ...more

Karl Fogel
Karl Fogel,
Tim O'Reilly
Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly Media, Inc.
Matt Asay
Matt Asay, Alfresco Software
Guido van Rossum
Guido van Rossum, Creator of Python
Greg Kroah-Hartman
Greg Kroah-Hartman, SuSE Labs / Novell
Rasmus Lerdorf
Rasmus Lerdorf, Yahoo!
Chris DiBona
Chris DiBona, Google, Inc.
Jeff Waugh
Jeff Waugh, Gnome/Waugh Partners
Also Speaking:

OSCON Features:

  • More than 400 sessions designed to build inspiration as much as know-how, focusing on Linux, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, Java, Databases, Desktop Applications, Web Applications, and much more
  • 40 tutorials go deep into the technology behind open source innovations
  • O'Reilly Radar: The Executive Briefing, an opportunity to meet with the most influential minds guiding the business of open source
  • Over 2500 open source developers, gurus, experts, and users under one roof
  • An Expo Hall featuring the newest products and projects to help you work smarter and connect to your community
  • Fun evening (and late-into-the-night) events, Birds of a Feather sessions, and networking opportunities