April 13, 2004

Registration Opens for the 2004 O'Reilly Open Source Convention

Sebastopol, CA--O'Reilly & Associates founder Tim O'Reilly is fond of quoting an Athenian in ancient Greece who said, "The difference between a man and a sheep is that the sheep just bleats, but a man keeps saying the same thing in different ways until he gets what he wants." O'Reilly takes the Athenian's tack, declaring, "There are many things that I want to have happen in this world. I keep talking about them and bit by bit, some of them are coming true."

One place where O'Reilly and other open source visionaries repeatedly evangelize their goals for open source software in different ways--and get some of them to come true--is the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON), returning to Portland, OR from July 26-30. Open source tools are being used to cruise Mars and plumb the secrets of genomes-- unthinkable achievements when the convention started seven years ago. Apache runs more than half of the world's web sites. Linux is making headlines thanks to a legal donnybrook involving corporate giants.

Link: EBCVG.com


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