Get A Discount & Help Me Get To OSCON!

My first OSCON was in 2000 in Monterey, CA. It was the one where Sun released as open source (and pledged to hand it over to a Foundation, something they forgot later despite many reminders) and I had only been a Sun employee for a very short time. I have attended most of them since then as a speaker, and have delivered “keynotes” (OSCON has a chat-show format for plenaries so talks are short) several times as well. I’m still on the Program Committee. Continue reading

The Open Source Stimulus Plan

My column for InfoWorld this week considers the unseen value open source brings into the economy, and references this keynote from OSCON by Tim O’Reilly.


HP, Open Source and OpenStack


While HP was making plenty of noise at OSCON about its deployment of OpenStack as HP Cloud, it was the discovery that they have moved their open source program office to the heart of the company that convinced me they’re serious about open source in their products. Read more in InfoWorld.


Explaining OSI Membership

The video of my keynote at OSCON is now live on YouTube:

That link I mentioned:

Portland Submarine tour

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Portland Submarine tour, a set on Flickr.

One enjoyable perk of being a speaker at OSCON and a new author at O’Reilly Media was an invitation to their “Friends” reception at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland. It featured a tour of the decommissioned US Navy submarine USS Blueback, which you can see here.

See you at OSCON?

I'm Speaking at OSCON 2012 (size 300 X 250)

I’ve news.

  • My talk – about why OSI is more relevant than ever – has been accepted for OSCON in Portland in July.
  • Even better, OSI has been allocated one of the non-profit stands in the exhibit area, which will be used for the new Membership schemes we’ve been working on (BIG news coming soon!).
  • Even better than that, O’Reilly tell me that if you quote the code WEBMINK on the enrolment form, you’ll get a 20% discount on any OSCON attendee package!
  • And best of all, for every five people who use the code to sign up, I will get one free pass to donate to a deserving community member.

Going to OSCON

My proposal has been accepted for OSCON in Portland this July, so I’m planning on attending once again – I’ve been to most of them since 2000 when Sun created the project (now LibreOffice). I’ll be leading a session about the reboot of OSI, together with other OSI Board members, and I hope we will have some very exciting news to announce there.

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