Open Source Conference
Open Source software has yet to make substantial inroads into the Enterprise market, but when companies as established as Computer Associates not only release a technology as powerful an the Ingres database but also continue to build their enterprise applications on that platform, the combination adds stability to Open Source efforts. In this Keynote from O'Reilly's 2005 Open Source Convention, Tony Gaughan, Senior VP of Product Development at CA, discusses CA's decision to release the Ingres database to the open source community. [O'Reilly Open Source Convention audio from IT Conversations]
Now that organisms can routinely be amended by changing their genetic structure, biologists face problems that are more familiar to software developers. Drew Endy argues that we need to adopt an open-source approach to DNA. In this entertaining talk he explains why, and what he is doing about it. [O'Reilly Open Source Convention audio from IT Conversations]
With over 100M downloads so far Firefox is a huge success. Mitchell Baker and her team helped blaze the trail for commercial open source. She shares her insights on Mozilla as an organization and the launch of Firefox.
Origami is rarely considered to have an impact on technology comparable to computer science or mathematics. Robert J. Lang may surprise you, however, in this talk. He reveals that the application of mathematical techniques to origami has had an impact far beyond paper folding and can even be compared to the way open source software has changed the world. [O'Reilly Open Source Convention audio from IT Conversations]
Dick Hardt delivers a witty and focused look at the next stage in the evolution of digital identity. In particular, he offers an insight into which parts of the identity ecosystem will be the likely drivers to take us from the directory centric world of what he terms Identity 1.0 to the user centric world of Identity 2.0. [O'Reilly Open Source Convention audio from IT Conversations]
Semasiology is the study of the development of the meaning of words over a period of time. Robert "r0ml" Lefkowitz explores the relationship between open source and the actual source code, and reflects upon both the way forward and the road behind, drawing inspiration from sources as diverse as Charlemagne, King Louis XIV and Donald Knuth.
Paul Graham, popular essayist and Lisp programmer, discusses what business can learn from open source. According to him, it's not about Linux or Firefox, but the forces that produced them. He delves into the reasons why open source is able to produce better software, why traditional workplaces are actually harmful to productivity and the reason why professionalism is overrated. [O'Reilly Open Source Convention audio from IT Conversations]
The core design of Perl 6 is largely complete, to the extent that the language is now being implemented in earnest. In Larry Wall's ninth annual State of the Onion address, he explains Perl 6's Five Year Plan, how Perl programmers are like spies (or vice versa), and how open source can learn from the intelligence community. [O'Reilly Media's Open Source Convention audio from IT Conversations]
How can enterprise IT organizations embrace open source but still meet their critical individual business requirements? This presentation from Kartik Subbarao at HP provides a successful framework illustrated with numerous real-world examples in production at HP. [OSCON 2005 audio from IT Conversations]
Sun Microsystems' COO Jonathan Schwartz is no stranger to controversy. At OSCON2005 we hear him answer some tough questions. Pulling no punches, he speaks about the value of free software being the answer to future and safe innovation and evolution. [O'Reilly Open Source Convention audio from IT Conversations]