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Apache Today: ApacheCon Keynote Speakers Announced

Oct 09, 2000, 14:54 (1 Talkback[s])

"On Tuesday, October 24, George Paolini will present the opening keynote address of ApacheCon Europe 2000. At Sun Microsystems, Paolini is responsible for the adoption and marketing of emerging open technologies including Java, Jini and XML. The objective of his role at Sun is to drive the adoption of such open technologies to capture developer mindshare and provide a level playing field."

"On Tuesday, October 24, Dr. Kristof Kloeckner will present IBM and Open-Source - A software agenda. Apache alongside Linux, is probably the strongest example of cross-fertilization between the open-source movement and commercial software development. IBM applauds such accomplishments of open-source, participating both as a recipient and as a contributor - Kloeckner's presentation will discuss IBM's involvement with open-source and examine IBM's agenda for enabling e-business.

"The keynote address sponsored by Covalent Technologies on Tuesday, October 24, is presented by international bestselling author Douglas Adams. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy began as a BBC Radio 4 series in March 1978, it has since been transformed into a series of best-selling novels, TV series, record album, computer game and stage adaptations. The book is a number one UK bestseller and is currently under development as a Hollywood film. Douglas Adams' h2g2 ltd is currently building an online guide www.h2g2.com - the Earth Edition of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, offering unconventional wisdom to a growing global community."

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