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.
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."
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