November 16, 1998
O'Reilly Announces Open Source Conference Co-Located Conferences Cover Linux, Perl, FreeBSD, and More
SEBASTOPOL, CA--O'Reilly & Associates announced today that it is
expanding its support of Open Source software by presenting the
O'Reilly Open Source Conferences--Perl Conference 3.0 plus several new
technical Conferences on mission-critical Open Source software--on
August 21-24, 1999 at the Monterey Convention Center in Monterey, CA.
For the first time, programmers, webmasters, and system administrators
can find--under one roof--a spectrum of high-end technical sessions,
presented by the key developers in each technology. In real-world
applications, users draw on several Open Source technologies to get the
job done. At the O'Reilly Conferences on Perl, Linux, FreeBSD, Apache,
Sendmail and other Open Source technologies, attendees can move freely
between Conferences, choosing from a rich panoply of sessions on these
interrelated technologies. In addition, each Conference is preceded by
Open Source software has achieved dramatic gains in credibility and
market share in the seven months since Tim O'Reilly, President and CEO
of O'Reilly & Associates, hosted the historic Open Source Summit that
first brought together the creators of Linux, Perl, Apache, Sendmail,
Tcl, Python, and Netscape's mozilla. It was at that meeting that these
leaders agreed to adopt Eric Raymond's term "Open Source" for the
powerful development methodology their products share, and to work
together to promote the value and importance of the software developed
by the Open Source community. In August 1998, O'Reilly's Perl
Conference 2.0 and Open Source Developer Day drew enthusiastic crowds
of Open Source supporters.
"Conferences are a natural extension of our efforts to alleviate
'information pain' with our books and software, and they create a magic
that happens only when people gather face-to-face," noted O'Reilly.
"There's been a heady air of discovery and sharing at our Perl
Conferences. They've been true community events. We're excited about
bringing that spirit to the wider Open Source community."
Bob Young, CEO of
Red Hat Software, said, "O'Reilly's Linux Conference
is a welcome addition to the resources available to the growing Linux
technical community. We're glad to see them bring their independent,
authoritative approach to the conference arena."
Linux Journal is a major sponsor of O'Reilly's Linux Conference.
Publisher Phil Hughes said, "Since the early days, O'Reilly has been
documenting Linux and the open source utilities that Linux users depend
on. They're very close to the technical community, and they'll bring
that inside perspective to their Linux Conference. We're looking
forward to working with them."
"We at Sendmail are happy to support this new O'Reilly project," said
Greg Olson, CEO of
Sendmail, Inc. "O'Reilly is the natural group to
pull the Open Source community together around a conference."
Jordan Hubbard of the
FreeBSD project stated, "FreeBSD is happy to
support this new O'Reilly venture. O'Reilly already has wide appeal
within the Open Source community and we look forward to working with
them in promoting all aspects of the Open Source movement."
For more information on the O'Reilly Open Source Conferences, go to
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