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O'Reilly Open Source Software Convention 2003: Call for Participation

Jan 14, 2003, 05:30 (1 Talkback[s])

"Individuals and companies interested in making presentations, giving a tutorial, or participating in panel discussions are invited to submit proposals using the form below. Proposals will be considered in two classes: tutorials and convention presentations (sessions). Presentations by marketing staff or with a marketing focus will not be accepted; neither will submissions made by anyone other than the proposed speaker.

"Session presentations are 45 or 90 minutes long, and tutorials are either a half-day (3 hours) or a full day (6 hours). If you are interested in participating in or moderating panel discussions, or otherwise contributing to the conference, please let us know (and please include your area of expertise). If you have an idea for a panel discussion or a particularly provocative group of panelists that you'd love to see square off, feel free to send your suggestions to oscon-idea@oreilly.com.

"The theme this year is 'Embracing and Extending Proprietary Software.' Few companies use only one vendor's software on desktops, back office, and servers. Variety in operating systems and applications is becoming the norm, for sound financial and technical reasons. With variety comes the need for open unencumbered standards for data exchange and service interoperability. You can address the theme from any angle you like--for example, you might talk about migrating away from commercial software such as Microsoft Windows, or instead place your emphasis on coexistence..."

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