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Open Source Business Review
Wednesday and Thursday, August 3 - 4

The Open Source Business Review (OSBR) is an executive level conference featuring two captivating days of sessions focused on the needs of enterprise executives (CXO) and IT managers.

OSBR will congregate the most prominent open source minds to highlight how open source is changing IT in the enterprise, and demonstrate how it can benefit you now and in the future. At OSBR, you'll learn directly from IT executives who have managed open source successfully within their organizations.

Sessions range from evaluating open source and calculating ROI, skill building, governance models, using services to manage risks, new trends in licensing, and many others trenchant issues. Attendees will learn how to avoid the most common mistakes and pitfalls and how to take full advantage of an emerging set of best practices for open source adoption. Some of the insightful OSBR speakers include:

W. Phillip Moore
W. Phillip Moore
Open Source Advocate

In addition to the exclusive OSBR program, OSBR participants can also attend:

Click here for a complete list of OSBR sessions.

Click here for a complete list of OSBR speakers.

Join us at OSBR and connect to IT luminaries, open source masters, and others grappling with the management of open source in IT. Need more reasons to attend?


What should be in the next version of NoUnit (a Junit Extension)? -- NoUnit is an open-source code coverage tool that shows you the effectiveness of your JUnit tests. After a suitable pause , we're thinking of starting work on the next version. What do you think should be included?
posted by Paul Browne, Feb. 8, 2006

Building up the Advocacy Community -- In recent years, Open Source advocacy has taken more of a back seat. Now is the time for us to relight the flame...
posted by Jono Bacon, Jan. 19, 2006

Power PHP Testing -- The tutorial that Geoff Young and I gave at ApacheCon has sparked some discussion (mostly via email) that I think will lead to better testing tools for PHP developers.
posted by Chris Shiflett, Dec. 17, 2005

PHPSecurity.org Launches -- PHPSecurity.org, the companion web site for my new book, Essential PHP Security, is now online.
posted by Chris Shiflett, Dec. 6, 2005

About the Open Source Business Review

OSBR is co-chaired by Nat Torkington and Dan Woods. Nat Torkington is the OSCON Program Chair. Dan Woods is Editor and CTO of Evolved Media Network and author of Open Source for the Enterprise to be published by O'Reilly Media in 2005.

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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