"As Microsoft Corp. continues to try and better gauge the
attraction of open-source technologies to its customers and
developers, a number of its officials will be attending this week's
O'Reilly Open Source Convention (Oscon) in Portland, Ore.
"The convention brings together the leaders of more than nine
open-source technologies, and sessions will cover everything from
Apache, Java, MySQL and Perl to XML and products and services.
"Keynote speakers include Mitch Kapor, the founder of the Open
Source Applications Foundation (OSAF); Paul Buck, director of IBM's
Eclipse Development; and Miguel de Icaza, the founder and leader of
the GNOME Foundation..."