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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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Program Ideas

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User Groups & Professional Associations

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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

Mårten Mickos
Mårten Mickos

Mårten Mickos, CEO of MySQL, brings a strong track record of leadership in global high-tech companies to MySQL AB. Prior to joining MySQL in 2001, Mickos was CEO at MatchON Sports, which he grew ...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

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

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

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

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

Mårten Mickos
Mårten Mickos, MySQL AB
Guido van Rossum
Guido van Rossum, Creator of Python
Greg Kroah-Hartman
Greg Kroah-Hartman, SuSE Labs / Novell
Peter Saint-Andre
Peter Saint-Andre, XMPP Standards Foundation
Larry Wall
Larry Wall, Writer, Author and Creator of Perl
Jeff Waugh
Jeff Waugh, Gnome/Waugh Partners
Rasmus Lerdorf
Rasmus Lerdorf, Yahoo!
Karl Fogel
Karl Fogel,
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