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Welcome to Open Source/Open Science

Oct 02, 1999, 06:50 (1 Talkback[s])
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Welcome to Open Source/Open Science. October 2nd has finally rolled around which is the day of the big event at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Over 200 people are registered to see the talks on Open Source and its use in science as well as to take the tours of the lab facilities where open source software is put to use. If you cannot make it, we invite you to visit our web site at where you will be able to find the speaker list, conference schedule and a whole lot of other goodies you may be missing out on. If you took part in our mbone broadcast tests, you should be able to view the conference from the comfort of you PC at home. If you are a "virtual" participate, we encourage your questions by e-mailing them to or by using the #osos group at the irc bot of (i.e. use xchat or irc and login to and /join #osos). We will make a point of trying to get your question in. If you like, send your questions ahead of time on the topics the speakers will be discussing. Please let us know if you want to keep your name and location anonymous, otherwise we will use your first name and ending of your ip address (.fr, .dk, .cn etc.) when reading your question to the speaker.

I want to thank all of you who have participated either by trying out our mbone broadcast and all the encouragement we have gotten from all of you "Out There" on the Internet. We hope you do send us e-mails or join the irc #osos group at so that this conference can truly be an Internet one.