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Business Track at O'Reilly's Open Source Convention

Aug 09, 1999, 02:14 (0 Talkback[s])

Get the latest on Open Source business and hear from Joy and Kawasaki at O'Reilly's Open Source Software Convention, August 21-24, 1999.

The Open Source Business Track, keynotes by Bill Joy and Guy Kawasaki, special presentations by Eric Raymond and Larry Wall--you'll find all that and more at O'Reilly's Open Source Convention, August 21-24 at the Monterey Conference Center. Press registration is at http://www.infolab.com/oreilly/press.html. For more information, see http://conferences.oreilly.com.

Is Open Source really a viable business strategy? Hear from those in the thick of it in the Open Source Business Track. It starts on Sunday, 8/22, from 2:30-5:00pm with an in-depth tutorial, "A Primer on Open Source and Community Licenses." Sessions on Monday and Tuesday include:

  • How to Finance an Open-Source Company
  • Open Source in Business: A Status Report
  • How to Launch an Open-Source Project
  • How to Manage the Group Dynamics of an Open-Source Project
  • How to Build a Scalable Platform for an Open-Source Project
  • Early Lessons from Mozilla

The Convention keynotes look at the heritage and future of Open Source:

Guy Kawasaki, CEO and Chairman of garage.com, offers "Rules for Revolutionaries-Some Practical Advice for the Open-Source Movement" in his keynote on Monday, 8/23, at 9:00 a.m.

In "From BSD to Jini: Adventures in Technology, Openness, and Community," Bill Joy, co-founder and Chief Scientist of Sun Microsystems, Inc., will look at how and why TCP/IP and Berkeley UNIX succeeded, and draw lessons for Sun's Jini and other Open Source/open systems initiatives on Tuesday, 8/24, 9:00 a.m.

Special presentations by Open Source leading lights include:

The inimitable Larry Wall, creator of Perl, rn, and patch, presents his third "State of the Onion" speech to the Perl Conference at 9:45 a.m. on Monday, 8/23.

Open Source evangelist Eric Raymond presents "The Magic Cauldron," his newest musings on the philosophy and practical reality of Open Source, on Tuesday, 8/24 at 4:00 p.m.