O'Reilly European Open Source Convention - October 17-20, 2005 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Don't Miss the First Annual European Open Source Convention

Tim O'Reilly

Nat Torkington

We think 2005 will be remembered as the year that open source took off in European business. Several high-profile moves towards open source from European nations, the attention given to open source projects such as Firefox and Linux in popular media, and the growth of the small developer, all point to a software renaissance in Europe. Around this vibrant open source culture, O'Reilly is excited to offer a new and unique conference.

To best adopt and exploit open source, you need three things: technology, contacts, and experience. We bring you all three. From web technology like Ajax, Ruby on Rails, or Plone; to server technology like MySQL, Apache, and Linux, we've sought out the latest and greatest essential open source technology. We also bring you the people who created these open source tools: Paul Everitt of Plone, David Heinemeier-Hansson of Ruby on Rails, and Larry Wall of Perl fame. And to cap it off, we bring case studies you can learn from: database migration, small-to-medium business adoption, and Apache deployment.

At O'Reilly, the core of our business is technical publishing. We make our living by knowing what people will be using in a year's time and preparing the books to be sold at that time. We're excited by the recent activity in the web platform: the rebirth of Javascript with Ajax, and the emergence of Ruby on Rails as a rapid development environment. It may not be the case that everyone uses Ruby on Rails in 2006, but the lessons behind Rails will be visible in all web frameworks.

Linux's continued growth, both in the enterprise through vendors like IBM and HP, and in the developer desktop through projects like Ubuntu and Debian, has been fantastic to watch. 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 ...

Join us as we get to the bottom of it,

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

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


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