O'Reilly Open Source Convention - August 1-5, 2005 - Portland, Oregon
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Donít Miss the 7th Annual Open Source Convention

Tim O'Reilly

Nat Torkington

As we write this letter, interesting things are happening in the open source world. The burgeoning Linux vendor industry is facing its first challenge from beneath as companies like SpikeSource, SourceLabs, and Optaros compete with them for support contracts. Who will win, and what will the open source community gain or lose as a result?

Meanwhile interesting technology like Ruby on Rails and AJAX (Asynchronous Javascript and XML) has turned the world of web apps on its head. The web as we know it was built on HTML and some combination of the LAMP stack. What web will emerge from AJAX'd Rails, Plone, PHP, and Perl apps? And where's Java in all of this?

And even at the bottom layers, the world is changing. Linux has thrown out the BitKeeper source control system and is looking for an open source replacement. Xen is spreading the virtualization gospel to the Linux vendors. And Microsoft is open sourcing software! Something is definitely afoot ...

OSCON 2005 will explore these new trends in tutorials and sessions from the people behind technology. We're glad to welcome back beloved presenters such as Damian Conway, Guido van Rossum, Rasmus Lerdorf, and Robert (the r0ml) Lefkowitz, and present leaders like David Heinemeier Hansson (Ruby on Rails), Jonathan Schwartz (Sun Microsystems), and Kim Polese (SpikeSource) for the first time. As well as new open source technology speakers, we're proud to introduce our first Open Source Business Review (OSBR). This parallel conference looks at how open source affects IT and is a great chance for you to meet the executives and thought leaders in enterprise open source.

See you there!

Tim O'Reilly
Founder & CEO
O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Nathan Torkington
Program Chair, Open Source Convention
O'Reilly Media, Inc.


Diamond Sponsors

Computer Associates International Inc., (CA)
Hewlett Packard
Sun Microsystems

Platinum Sponsors

Novell, Inc.

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors

Black Duck Software
Covalent Technologies
GroundWork Open Source Solutions
Intel Corporation
Mergere, Inc.
Yahoo! Inc.
Zend Technologies, Inc.

Media Sponsors

boing boing
C/C++ Users Journal
DevtownStation News
Digital ID World
Enterprise Open Source Journal
Free Software Magazine
InsideMac Radio
Integration Developer News
Linux Journal
Open Enterprise Trends
Software Association of Oregon
Version Tracker
Wi-Fi Technology Forum
Women's Technology Cluster

In-Kind Sponsors

Dell Inc.
Griffin Technology
Harman Multimedia


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