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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

Guido van Rossum
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

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

Robert "r0ml" Lefkowitz

r0ml is an software architect and systems designer with over thirty years of experience. For two decades, r0ml worked on Wall Street, developing market data, trading, risk management, and quantitative analysis systems. More recently, ...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

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

Peter Saint-Andre

XMPP Standards Foundation
Peter Saint-Andre is Executive Director of the XMPP Standards Foundation (XSF), Director of Standards at Jabber Inc., editor of the XMPP RFCs, and author of numerous XMPP protocol extensions.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

Guido van Rossum
Guido van Rossum, Creator of Python
Karl Fogel
Karl Fogel,
Robert "r0ml" Lefkowitz, Asurion
Matt Asay
Matt Asay, Alfresco Software
Chris DiBona
Chris DiBona, Google, Inc.
Peter Saint-Andre
Peter Saint-Andre, XMPP Standards Foundation
Larry Wall
Larry Wall, Writer, Author and Creator of Perl
Tim O'Reilly
Tim O'Reilly, O'Reilly Media, Inc.
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