Eric Raymond to speak at Phoenix Linux Users Group

Sent in by Jiva DeVoe.

Eric S. Raymond, one of the driving forces behind the OpenSource software
movement and a member of the inner circle of the Linux operating system
development team, will be speaking on Monday, March 22, 1999 at 7:00pm at
the Sunburst Resort, 4925 N. Scottsdale Rd.  His talk is being sponsored 
by PLUG, in cooperation with PHXJUG, ASULUG, AZIPA, and AZSAGE.  Coffee, 
tea, and facilities provided by Sun Microsystems.

Eric's credentials are impressive.  He is not only a dynamic speaker, but
also the author of "The Cathedral and The Bazaar" and several other papers
on the OpenSource movement which were instrumental in convincing Netscape 
to release their web browser under an Open Source license.

His talk will be on "The Open Source Revolution -- How Software Engineering
Might Finally Grow up."

If you don't already know about Linux and OpenSource software, this is the
perfect opportunity to learn about this rapidly growing and accelerating
phenomena which is changing all the rules of the game in computer operating
systems, software development, and the internet.

Doors will open at 6:30pm and the program will begin promptly at 7:00pm.

Eric Raymond - The Open Source Revolution
 Monday March 22nd
 4925 N. Scottsdale Rd.
 (Cross Streets: Scottsdale and Chaparral)

PLUG - Phoenix Linux Users Group <<a
PHXJUG - Java Users Group <<a
ASULUG - ASU Linux Users Group - <<a
AZIPA - Arizona Internet Professionals Association <<a
AZSAGE- Arizona System Adminstrators Guild <<a
SUN - Sun Microsystems <<a

For questions or more information contact: 
or visit
or http://plug.phoenix.az.us

Some background information

Linux is the fastest growing computer operating system in the
world, estimated at around 15-20 million users - and rapidly
growing, and has been cited by Microsoft as the main threat
to the continued dominance of the Microsoft Windows operating

Eric Raymond <<a
href=http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr>http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr> is both a member of the
Linux inner circle, and also someone who has been able to step back
and study OpenSource development methods and explain how and why
they work and how and why they work so well.

OpenSource software does not just include Linux - among many
other notable projects, it also includes Apache, which is an
OpenSource web server which runs about 70% of the World Wide Web
servers in the world.

Eric has written several papers on the OpenSource movement, and
his papers were cited by Netscape as the reason why they released
the source code to their web browser and put it under an OpenSource
license. The next version of Netscape Navigator (5.0) will be an
OpenSource version.

Whether you are a Linux user or not, Linux and OpenSource software
are rapidly changing the world - and you will be hearing more and
more about them. Here is your chance to hear it direct from one of
the principal people behind this growing and accelerating movement.

Two of Eric's best known papers are:

The Cathedral and the Bazaar

Homesteading the Noosphere

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