February 23, 2001

Over 1,000 attend O'Reilly's peer-to-peer conference

Author: JT Smith

O'Reilly reports that first ever peer-to-peer conference unites 1,026 programmers. Over 1,000 programmers, developers, and investors gathered at the first ever conference on Peer-to-Peer technology--the O'Reilly Peer-to-Peer Conference (February 14-16, 2001, Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco). Deemed a success by attendees and press alike, 22 countries were represented, as well as hundreds of companies worldwide.
O'REILLY RESEARCH ANNOUNCES THE 2001 PEER-TO-PEER INDUSTRY OVERVIEW, a comprehensive report on peer-to-peer from both business and technical perspectives. The report, available in Spring 2001, describes the state of this nascent industry and predicts where it's going to go next--with hard data to back it up. The report contains:

- Company profiles
- In-depth explanations of underlying technologies
- P2P services: present and future
- Analysis of the hype: what's the real P2P story
- Estimates of mindshare and community size
- Our forecasts for the field

Until March 31, 2001, the report is available at the introductory price of $895; after that date the cost is $1295. See research.oreilly.com for more information.

P2P GOES EAST: From September 17-20, 2001, O'Reilly hosts an East Coast version of its Peer-to-Peer Conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. The P2P East Call-for-Papers is open at http://conferences.oreilly.com/p2p/call_fall.html until March 19, 2001.

FOR A REVIEW COPY OF "PEER-TO-PEER: HARNESSING THE POWER OF DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES," (http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/peertopeer/), contact Marsee Henon at marsee@oreilly.com. All registered reporters who attended the P2P conference will automatically receive a copy in the next few weeks.

VISIT www.openp2p.com, for all topics Peer-to-Peer--the definitive source for P2P content.

P2P AUDIO TAPES AVAILABLE. Twenty-three session of the O'Reilly Peer-to-Peer Conference, February 14-16, 2001, were chronicled via audio. To purchase P2P audio tapes, contact Ron Vierra at 510.859.2639 or conaudio2@aol.com.

DR. DOBB'S TECHNETCAST WEBCASTS THE O'REILLY P2P CONFERENCE. The coverage features exclusive O'Reilly P2P keynote sessions and interviews with leaders of the P2P community. See for yourself--go to:


Download P2P Conference session slides at


P2P AND ENTERPRISE JAVA? Java is crucial to tomorrow's most important technologies, notably the collaborative and distributed computing technologies that are changing the way we define networks. Whether you're developing large-scale Enterprise Java applications or wondering how to incorporate wireless and peer-to-peer networking into current applications, the Second Annual O'Reilly Conference on Enterprise Java will provide the focused training and perspective needed to stay in the forefront of Java technology. For a detailed list of speakers, go to:


To register for a press pass to O'Reilly's Enterprise Java Conference, Westin Hotel, Santa Clara, CA. March 26-29, 2001, go to:


PUT IT ON YOUR PERSONAL RADAR: Watch for the release of Brian McConnell's book, "Beyond Contact: A Guide to SETI and Communicating with Alien Civilizations." To make contact with a free review copy when it lands in April, email Marsee Henon at marsee@oreilly.com.

IMPORTANT URLS: Use the following addresses for all of your "press"-ing details:

Session slides:


P2P Conference Photos:

Dr. Dobb's WebCast:



Web Logs by the Editors:

P2P Background Material:

Vendor Press Release Summaries:

P2P LYRICS--courtesy of JoeydeVilla-joey@opencola.com

Director of Developer Relations and Accordion Guy:

Sing aloud to the tune of "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing":

I'd like to teach the world to crunch
Data with P2P
Trade MP3s and cure disease
And go search for E.T.s

To the tune of "Fight for Your Right to Party":

You went out and bought a CD by GWAR
You want to make a copy for your car
Look out, here comes the RIAA
You want an MP3, but they say "no way!"

You gotta fight
For your right
To faaaaair use!

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