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Diamond Sponsors

Computer Associates International Inc., (CA)

Computer Associates International Inc., (CA) is a leading worldwide provider of IT management solutions and services. CA solutions address an extensive range of management challenges across the full range of heterogeneous distributed and mainframe platforms with solutions for infrastructure management, storage management, security management, application life cycle management, data and application development, and portal technology and business intelligence.

Hewlett Packard

Hewlett Packard is a leading global provider of products, technologies, solutions and services to consumers and businesses. The company's offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services and imaging and printing. HP completed its acquisition of Compaq Computer Corporation on May 3, 2002.


SpikeSource is a trusted supplier of certification, testing and support services for open source software. In addition to providing fully integrated and productized software, SpikeSource also provides update and support services, information services, and tools to better manage the introduction and ongoing maintenance of open source within the enterprise.

Sun Microsystems

Sun Microsystems has held open systems to be the cornerstone of its business philosophy since the beginning. From desktops to supercomputers, and from development tools to productivity suites, Sun is dedicated to delivering hardware and software based on open industry standards. Today, through shared technology innovation, Sun's continued commitment to Open Source is reflected in its leadership and key contributions to the many projects including OpenSolaris, OpenOffice.org, GNOME, Grid Engine, java.net, Jini, JXTA, NetBeans, and Mozilla.

Platinum Sponsors

Novell, Inc.

Novell, Inc., is a leading provider of information solutions that deliver secure identity management (Novell Nsure™), Web application development (Novell exteNd™) and cross-platform networking services (Novell Nterprise™), all supported by strategic consulting and professional services (Novell NgageSM). Active in the open source community with its Ximian® and SUSE LINUX brands, Novell provides a full range of Linux products and services for the enterprise from the desktop to the server. Novell's vision of one Net — a world without information boundaries — helps customers realize the value of their information securely and economically.

Gold Sponsors


ActiveState, a division of Sophos, is the leading provider of software solutions that increase developer productivity and organizational efficiency through the innovative use of open source technology. Over two million developers rely on ActiveState's open source language programming tools, language distributions, and enterprise support services.


IBM is the world's largest information technology company, with 80 years of leadership in helping businesses innovate. Drawing on resources from across IBM and key Business Partners, IBM offers a wide range of services, solutions and technologies that enable customers, large and small, to take full advantage of the new era of e-business.


Ticketmaster is the world's leading ticketing company, providing ticket sales and distribution through www.ticketmaster.com, one of the largest e-commerce sites on the Internet; more than 3,300 retail Ticket Center outlets; 19 worldwide telephone call centers; and a broad online and offline marketing distribution network reaching more than 100M consumers through relationships with recognized partners such as AOL, Expedia, American Express, and others. Ticketmaster serves more than 8,000 clients worldwide across all event categories, providing exclusive ticketing services for hundreds of leading arenas, stadiums, performing arts venues, and theaters. Ticketmaster is headquartered in West Hollywood, California and is an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI).

Silver Sponsors


ActiveGrid, a commercial open source company, has created the Grid Application Server, a next-generation enterprise development and deployment platform. This native XML platform harnesses the proven open source LAMP stack to enable developers to deploy applications across "transaction grids" of horizontally scaled commodity computers. The ActiveGrid solution enables organizations to rapidly remix existing backend systems and Web Services into new Web 2.0-class composite applications, customize transactions at runtime and reap the benefits of open source computing.


Alfresco's open source enterprise content repository and portlets; built by the team that includes the co-founder/author of Documentum. Alfresco’s modular architecture uses the latest open source Java technologies: Spring, Hibernate, Lucene, MyFaces and groundbreaking Common Internet File System (CIFS) interface for Microsoft file system compatibility, enabling content contribution and scalability.

Black Duck Software

Black Duck Software is the leading supplier of software compliance management solutions for developers, lawyers, and business decision-makers. The company's protexIP suite lets businesses identify, plan and manage license obligations for their software assets, enabling safe and productive open source and component software reuse without compromising valuable intellectual property.


CollabNet provides companies with solutions for on-demand distributed software development across the entire application lifecycle of a product by combining a Web-based software application with a suite of consulting services. Using CollabNet solutions, software teams can collaborate on development across multiple locations within the extended enterprise or securely integrate business partners, contractors, or offshore development firms.

Covalent Technologies

Covalent Technologies is the leading provider of products and services for Tomcat and Apache, and the only source for full commercial support for Apache and Tomcat on a global basis. Since 1998, Covalent has been the trusted source for Apache, Tomcat, and Open Source Web Infrastructure that Fortune 500 enterprises rely on when migrating to and deploying new Open Source initiatives.


Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the way people connect with information. Google's innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top Internet destination and its brand one of the most recognized in the world. Google maintains the world's largest online index of websites and other content, and Google makes this information freely available to anyone with an Internet connection. Google's automated search technology helps people obtain nearly instant access to relevant information from it vast online index.

GroundWork Open Source Solutions

GroundWork Open Source Solutions is a recognized leader in enterprise-class open source IT management software and services. GroundWork Monitor, the company's flagship product, provides customers with an integrated, open source solution for monitoring IT assets -- enabling companies to significantly lower costs while gaining better visibility and control over their network infrastructure. GroundWork also offers deployment, consulting and support services, leveraging the company's deep expertise in open source and IT management best practices.

Intel Corporation

For more than three decades, Intel Corporation has developed technology enabling the computer and Internet revolution that has changed the world. Founded in 1968 to build semiconductor memory products, Intel introduced the world's first microprocessor in 1971. Intel’s core competencies are in the design and manufacture of complex silicon products, and today, Intel supplies the computing and communications industries with chips, boards, systems, and software building blocks that are the "ingredients" of computers, servers and networking and communications products. Intel has developed architectures for the key areas where silicon is used in next generation networks: PCs and entry-mid range servers (IA-32); database and back-end servers (IA-64); network infrastructure (IXA); wireless handheld clients (PCA). Intel’s products are used by industry members to create advanced computing and communications systems.

Mergere, Inc.

Mergere, Inc.- a Simula Labs enterprise – supports the fastest growing, open source-based build automation tools: Maven and Continuum. Mergere provides professional services, training and support for Maven, offering developers, release engineers, IT and non-IT managers total build control, visibility and protection for any standalone or distributed Java project.


Microsoft -- The Microsoft .NET platform includes a comprehensive family of products, built on XML and Internet industry standards, which provide for each aspect of developing, managing, using, and experiencing XML Web services. The five areas where Microsoft is building the .NET platform today are: Tools, Servers, XML Web Services, Clients, and .NET Experiences.


Oracle's business is information—how to manage it, use it, share it, protect it. For nearly three decades, Oracle, the world's largest enterprise software company, has provided the software and services that let organizations get the most up-to-date and accurate information from their business systems.


Palamida is breaking new ground in software compliance and license management, accelerating developers' ability innovate. With the industry's fastest search and reporting against the world’s largest database of open source and third-party software code, Palamida’s innovative IP Amplifier can reduce software compliance and management efforts from weeks to hours.


SourceLabs sells support and maintenance subscriptions for tested open source software, giving IT buyers flexibility, without sacrificing the dependability and mission critical support that production systems require. SourceLabs CERT7 testing process documents the scalability, stress response, failover and security of open source systems, ensuring their overall dependability in demanding environments.


SugarCRM is the premier commercial open source customer relationship management application provider breaking the rules set by conventional CRM solutions. Sugar Sales Professional delivers enterprise software that manages the front lines of business. The functionality tracks sales opportunities, customer information, documents customer interactions and lead sources throughout the sales process.

Yahoo! Inc.

Yahoo! Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive online products and services to consumers and businesses worldwide. Yahoo! is the No. 1 Internet brand globally and the most trafficked Internet destination worldwide. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Yahoo!'s global network includes 25 world properties and is available in 13 languages.

Zend Technologies, Inc.

Zend Technologies, Inc., the PHP Company, is the leading provider of products and services for developing, deploying and managing business-critical PHP applications. Zend and its founders are the creators and ongoing innovators of PHP, which is used by more than 15 million Web sites.

Media Sponsors

boing boing

With more than a million of visitors a month, Boing Boing is one of the most well-read weblogs in the world. Boing Boing's daily digest of technology, culture, and Internet curiosities are written and edited by four veteran print and broadcast journalists, whose work appears regularly in Wired, National Public Radio, PBS, The New York Times, Scientific American, Playboy, Popular Science, MSNBC, and Business 2.0. Last year at the SXSW conference, Boing Boing won three Bloggie Awards: Best American Weblog, Best Group Weblog, and Weblog of the Year.

C/C++ Users Journal

C/C++ Users Journal: Advanced Solutions for Professional Developers serves the advanced developer community whose work requires mastery in the C and C++ languages. Journal includes a bi-monthly supplement: Java Solutions. It is written by and for the most advanced programmers in the development market. Programmers working in these languages depend on its practical solutions for real-world programming answers.

DevtownStation News

DevtownStation.com, maintains one of the best Developer Conference and Educational Event Calendars. DevtownStation provides marketing assistance to companies looking to communicate with qualified IT communities for educational events. If you are running an IT educational event check out the site and post your upcoming conferences, webinars, road shows, or training courses, free of charge.

Digital ID World

Digital ID World , is the industry event for learning how to manage your business with identity. Leading thinkers and managers solving business challenges with new identity solutions come to exchange ideas and see the latest security technologies in action. The 2005 conference is packed with 40 insightful hours—workshops, tutorials and panels to give you all the knowledge and perspective for bringing identity to your business. Come and see why All Roads Lead to Identity.

Enterprise Open Source Journal

Enterprise Open Source Journal (EOSJ) is a new FREE magazine dedicated to informing CIOs, IT executives and IT staff in the use of Open Source Software to solve pressing business challenges in a cooperative manner within today’s mostly proprietary IT ecosystems. Articles focused on open standards, open systems, licensing, security, integration, and more will be covered. Subscribe today!

Free Software Magazine

Free Software Magazine is a great magazine entirely dedicated to free software. It contains quality articles relating to both technical and non-technical issues. All published articles are released under a free license after their publication. Support free software, support Free Software Magazine! Subscriptions are available now!

InsideMac Radio

Inside Mac Radio brings the voice of experience to the people who live the Macintosh digital lifestyle. The show is currently syndicated every week across the country and around the world on terrestrial broadcast radio stations, Podcast, Audible, Macworld Magazine CD and streaming live on broadband web radio. Anchor Scott Sheppard and correspondents Desmond Crisis and Laura Burstein cover the latest tech stories with the Mac user in mind. Senior Mac Technologist Sam Levin keeps listeners updated on the latest products, and news correspondent Ken Ray brings it all into perspective with a regular roundup of the week's news headlines. Inside Mac is one of the most unique tech shows on broadcast radio today.

Integration Developer News

Integration Developer News, launched over 3 years ago, brings F2000 senior business and technical experts news, technology trends, and Best Practices for delivering "flexible architectures" to IT. IDN speaks to Executives, Architects and Senior Developers looking for ways IT assets can better align with business needs. Topics includes: SOA, Web Services, Composite Applications, Modeling, ESBs, Java/.NET interoperability, Workflow, Governance and Mobile Integration.

Linux Journal

Established in 1994, Linux Journal is the original monthly publication of the global Linux community, covering topics critical to intelligent implementation of the Linux operating system. Linux Journal is published by SSC Publishing, the leading Linux and Open Source authority, which has published reference materials in these fields since 1983.


LinuxQuestions.org is a free, friendly and active Linux Community with over 180,000 members and over 1,7000,000 posts. Founded in 2000 LQ offers forums, reviews, a Linux hardware compatibility list, a Linux knowledge base in wiki format, Linux tutorials, a free Linux download site, a Linux podcast, a Linux radio show and more. LQ has forums for everything from Linux Newbies to Linux in the Enterprise and has over 20 officially recognized Linux distribution forums.

Open Enterprise Trends

Open Enterprise Trends, chronicles how Open Source/Open Standards can lower costs, speed development and easily extend F2000 legacy commercial software systems. OET's results-driven content includes: news, analyst trends, expert interviews, and IT Best Practices. OET strives to put Executives, Architects and Senior Developers all on the same page when evaluating LAMP-J and other Open Source options.


Queue's mission is simple: provide useful, insightful information to help software architects in their careers. Find out why Eric Allman and Steve Bourne choose to help drive our content by being members of our Editorial Advisory Board. No hype, no rehashed solutions - just a committed focus on the challenges ahead serious developers.


SDForum is the leading Silicon Valley not-for-profit organization providing an unbiased source of information, insight, and expertise to the technology community for 20 years. Each month SDForum reaches 1200 software professionals - including nearly 2000 paying members - through 20 events that promote new technologies, businesses and practices that advance the industry. SDForum has long-standing relationships in the valley including software companies such as BEA, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and Sun. In addition, they have support from the City of San Jose, and sponsorship from over 30 venture capital firms and service providers.

Software Association of Oregon

The Software Association of Oregon (SAO) serves the state's network of software-powered organizations to help establish, grow, and sustain successful organizations. Over 600 companies form the SAO and take advantage of continuing education, networking, group buying discounts and long term industry development. Companies of all sizes and industries belong.

Technology Review

Technology Review, Inc. is the only media company dedicated to promoting the understanding of emerging technologies and their impact. Anchored by its award winning magazine, which was founded at MIT in 1899, Technology Review’s product offerings include newsletters, a robust website and signature events, such as The Emerging Technologies Conference at MIT.

Version Tracker

VersionTracker, is the place to list your shareware, freeware, and commercial software for the Mac, Windows and Palm platforms. Reach over 2.4 million users each month with a listing on the premier update site on the Internet. And listings are always free to developers!

Wi-Fi Technology Forum

The Wi-Fi Technology Forum (Wi-Fi-TF) http://www.wi-fitechnology.com is a non-profit worldwide organization based in the UK. Manned mostly by volunteers, its aim is to report, advise and inform its audience on all aspects of Wi-Fi and wireless communications as well as lobby for improving security, quality and value. With its round the clock Wi-Fi news service, discussion forums, reviews and the Wi-Fi Hotspots Directory amongst its strong points, the Wi-Fi-TF operates on impartiality and non-profitability.

Women's Technology Cluster

The Women's Technology Cluster is the pre-eminent business incubator dedicated to women leaders building technology-driven businesses. Its mission is to increase the number of successful companies and to leverage their influence. Through its dedicated community of proven CEOs, investors, and industry experts, the WTC provides extensive advisory services, coaching, and access to business and capital networks.


WorldWIT™, hailed Woman’s Business Association of the Year (2004), is a global resource for women in business, offering on and offline services and discussion communities for professional women to share ideas, network, mentor, and learn on a local and global level. 

In-Kind Sponsors

Dell Inc.

Dell Inc. (Nasdaq: DELL) is a premier provider of products and services required for customers worldwide to build their information-technology and Internet infrastructures. Company revenue for the past year totaled $47.3 billion. Dell, through its direct business model, designs, manufactures and customizes products and services to customer requirements, and offers an extensive selection of software and peripherals.


Gibson USA, is known worldwide for producing classic models in every major style of fretted instrument, including acoustic & electric guitars, mandolins and banjos. Gibson's digital guitar represents the biggest advance in electric guitar design in over 70 years. Gibson's family of brands includes Epiphone, Dobro, Kramer, Steinberger, Tobias, Slingerland, Maestro, Baldwin, Hamilton, Wurlitzer.

Griffin Technology

Since 1992, Griffin Technology, has been an innovator of exciting hardware and software products for the Mac market. Griffin currently manufactures numerous innovative video, audio, serial, USB, FireWire and ADB adapters for the Mac.

Harman Multimedia

Harman Multimedia , understands that Computers and Digital Audio devices have now become a major part of our every day lives, and we continue to devote ourselves solely to providing great audio products for these technology users, by leveraging over 50 years of innovation from Harman Kardon and JBL.


Smugmug, is the ultimate in photo sharing. Used by Senators, French Open champions, great photographers, tens of thousands of soccer moms...and genius hackers like you. Go wild with APIs, RSS feeds, keyword tags, gorgeous album styles and print quality that makes jaws drop.