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Jul 27, 2006, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"The eighth annual O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) continued yesterday with more tutorials, the O'Reilly Radar Executive Briefing, the Open Source Awards, and Larry Wall's State of the Onion report.

"The Executive Briefing started off with Tim O'Reilly discussing Web 2.0 and the challenges it poses for open source. Specifically, O'Reilly discussed what it means to be 'open' when companies are not distributing the code, but hosting services that are widely accessible. A huge crop of popular applications, such as Google Mail and Search, del.icio.us, and Flickr, are 'free' to use, but their source code remains behind closed data center doors..."

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