August 20, 1999
The Latest News from O'Reilly's Open Source Software Convention
O'Reilly's Open Source Software Convention is happening in Monterey from
August 21-24. If you can't make it, we can supply journalists with audio
recordings of the keynotes and other selected sessions, and we have a
limited amount of Convention materials available, as well. Contact Simone
Paddock firstname.lastname@example.org, 0515 x
230) for more information on the Convention.
News from the Convention:
White Camel Awards to be presented at the Open Source Cajun Soiree on Monday,
August 23, at 6:00p.m. The first White Camel Awards will be presented to
"unsung heroes" of the Perl community at the Open Source Cajun Soiree in the
Custom House Plaza Tent. The Awards will be presented to three individuals
who have made outstanding contributions to Perl Advocacy, Perl User Groups,
and the Perl Community. Each award comes with a cash prize of $3000.
The White Camel Awards were created by Perl Mongers, a not-for-profit
organization whose mission is to establish Perl user groups. The awards
are sponsored by Perl Mongers,
O'Reilly & Associates, and i
sourceXchange, a web-based
marketplace for Open Source development.
The rare white camel, prized by desert-dwellers, is the inspiration for the
White Camel Awards. The camel has come to symbolize Perl since it first
appeared on the cover of O'Reilly & Associates' classic Programming Perl in
Perl Mongers Launch New Site
Perl Mongers announces the launch of a
new Perl advocacy site. This
site has a section specially tailored for journalists, including a Perl Fact
Sheet, Perl industry contacts, a Perl glossary, and a short history of Perl.
XOC, Inc. Releases Source Code for Hypertext System
Ted Nelson will announce on August 23, at the O'Reilly Open Source Software
Convention, that the source code for two implementations of his legendary
hypertext system are available to software developers. XOC, Inc.--formerly
Xanadu Operating Company--released the code and will serve as the focal point
for continuing development and application of these powerful hypertext systems.
XOC Contact: Roger Gregory
ActiveState Alpha Release of Perl 5.6 work
ActiveState Tool Corp will be releasing an Alpha snapshot of their Perl
5.6 work for the Windows NT 4 and Windows 2000 platforms at the Perl
Conference. The work features support for globalization on Microsoft
platforms and paves the way for Perl globalization support on other platforms.
In the past year, the ActivePerl build of Perl for the Windows environment
has been downloaded over 2.6 million times from ActiveState's web page.
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