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Linux Journal: O'Reilly Open Source Conference

Jul 26, 2000, 06:44 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Hughes)

"The 4th annual O'Reilly Open Source Conference was as much fun as last year. This show has much the same flavor of Usenix--geeks talking to geeks. The main difference is which geeks. At Usenix you see virtually all UNIX (including Linux and *BSD) geeks. At the O'Reilly show you see mostly Perl geeks."

"Why? Because the O'Reilly show started out much different than Usenix. It was originally a Perl conference. Perl started as a UNIX-based scripting language but things are changing. With Perl expanding into the MS-Windows area (mostly for CGI programming) and the conference expanding in the direction of Open Source, the mix at the show continues to change."

"This is my second year in attendance and I see the change. For example, while there was a Python track at the conference last year, the interest level in Python was much higher this year. For example, there was a session on Zope the Python-based web content management system."

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