An Invitation to Attend the second Annual O'Reilly European Open Source Convention

Nat Torkington Nikolaj Nyholm Tim O'Reilly

A major change is taking place in our lives, whether we like it or not. The Internet makes it easy for people and applications to communicate, and new political, legal, technological, and cultural systems are emerging that harness this potential for open communication. Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) shows us that these emerging systems will be hugely disruptive to the status quo, will create opportunities for entrepreneurs, and will be enormous fun for those doing the disrupting.

Join us at the Hotel Le Plaza in downtown Brussels as we shine light on the open trends reshaping our world. You'll hear from the people creating open cultural commons. You'll explore the open source technologies such as Ajax, Ruby on Rails, and Jabber that are driving disruption in media, web, enterprise, and other areas. You'll learn about the threats to open commons from government policy and outdated laws, as well as what you can do to avoid those threats. And you'll learn how the user-driven innovation that powers open source has created huge new opportunities for entrepreneurs and innovators, from small and large organizations alike.

At O'Reilly, we've been tracking these disruptive elements for decades. We helped bring open source to popular consciousness, we brought together the first peer-to-peer (P2P) pioneers, and we regularly introduce our American audiences to the latest technology and innovations through our Open Source Convention (OSCON) and Emerging Technology Conference (ETech). Last year was our first EuroOSCON, and we hope you'll join us this year when we broaden our scope to include all the revolutionary tools and thoughts that will power the next decade.

Nathan Torkington
Program Co-chair
O'Reilly European Open Source Convention
Nikolaj Nyholm
Program Co-chair
O'Reilly European Open Source Convention
Tim O'Reilly
Founder & CEO
O'Reilly Media, Inc.