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O'Reilly: OSCON Keynotes

May 05, 2003, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Torkington)

"I've had people asking me what's up with OSCON this year--is anything interesting happening or can they skip it and watch 'Alias' reruns instead. I can't make your decision for you (the relative attractiveness of the Alias lady and Damian Conway is something I'll leave to you to weigh) but I can definitely talk a little about what I'm jazzed about.

"Things are getting very interesting in OSCON keynote space. Last week at etech, Mitch Kapor unveiled Chandler, the email/calendar/address application developed by his Open Source Application Foundation. So much that's interesting here for him to talk about: it's in Python, the idea of starting a non-profit to develop software, the balance between developing an application and developing a platform for third-party addons, .... And now there's actual code for you to try.

"Sssh, don't tell anyone, but Tim's going to keynote at OSCON. It's not on the schedule yet, but it's going to happen. We were talking today and he came out with a formulation that tied together a whole bunch of technology things that we both find interesting. I guess I'll wait until he writes up a description rather than come out and say 'he'll talk about...,' but I think he'll be trying to show a wider context for open source and identify some other things that open source hackers might be interested in within that context. I wish I'd been able to attend his etech session, but look for some of the people he spotlighted to make an appearance at OSCON..."

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