Sponsors
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Sun Microsystems
  • BT
  • IBM
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • Zimbra
  • Atlassian Software Systems
  • Disney
  • EnterpriseDB
  • Etelos
  • Ingres
  • JasperSoft
  • Kablink
  • Linagora
  • MindTouch
  • Mozilla Corporation
  • Novell, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • OpSource
  • RightScale
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • Tenth Planet
  • Ticketmaster
  • Voiceroute
  • White Oak Technologies, Inc.
  • XAware
  • ZDNet

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Schedule: Products & Services sessions

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Location: E141
Rodolfo Kohn (Intel Corporation)
This session shows how managing open-source operating systems on Intel hardware got easier using open-source implementations of industry standards and demonstrates interoperability between Linux and Windows and Intel AMT using the WS-Management protocol. Read more.
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Location: E142
Kirstan Vandersluis (XAware, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 4 ratings)
Mixing and mashing multiple data sources, all of different formats, into something that makes sense is a headache for many software architects. Data services mashups – the pulling of data from multiple sources into a logical unit – would be easy if enterprise information came in well-formatted XML. But that’s not reality. Read more.
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Location: E141
Hank Janssen (Microsoft)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
Microsoft and Open Source? Oil and water? This session will talk about the efforts of the Microsoft Open Source and Novell Interoperability Labs. Learn about efforts to-date, and what our roadmap into the future looks like. Read more.
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Location: E142
Tim Bray (Google, Inc.), Wen Huang (Sun Microsystems, Inc.)
Average rating: *....
(1.50, 2 ratings)
Developers are looking for simple, standardized ways to develop enterprise social / mashup applications that can be easily ported (and scaled) from from their laptops to the Cloud. Join this session to learn how to rapidly create and deploy web applications using Sun's updated AMP stack on OpenSolaris and the NetBeans IDE. Read more.
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Location: E142
David O'Flynn (Atlassian)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 6 ratings)
Who you are on the internet has gotten a lot more complicated over the last ten years. You're on Flickr, Google, Facebook, and more. Tying all these together is an open-source job. For the first time everyone has realized you have to be open - even Microsoft is playing ball. Read more.
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Location: E141
David Bryan (Silicon Mechanics)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
The U.S. data center industry is in a major growth period fueled by demand for data processing and storage. As demand increases, the industry is looking for ways to increase efficiency. There is significant potential for improvements in servers and in data centers using methods and technologies currently available. Read more.
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Location: E142
Richard Dym (OpSource, Inc.)
Average rating: *....
(1.50, 2 ratings)
The days of building SaaS applications that function in silos has ended. At this session you will earn how platform choices and Web services can save SaaS development cost, expand markets and overcome enterprise objections to SaaS adoption due to lack of integration behind the corporate fire wall. Read more.
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Location: E141
Jim Mlodgenski (EnterpriseDB Corporation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
Market studies show that commercial adoption and deployment of Postgres is accelerating. This talk explores the business reasons behind this increasing popularity, and makes the case that Postgres Plus — the leading commercial Postgres distribution — will cause adoption to accelerate even further, Read more.
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Location: E142
Joe Brockmeier (Red Hat)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Brockmeier will cover the openSUSE community, what's new in the openSUSE distribution, the openSUSE Build Service, and how to get involved with the project. Read more.
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Location: E141
Jon Ferraiolo (IBM and OpenAjax Alliance)
Mashups have the potential for revolutionizing the way Web applications are developed, but there are interoperability and security challenges. This session will describe current work at OpenAjax Alliance on open source and standards, particularly its secure mashup runtime (OpenAjax Hub 1.1) and its mashup widgets standard (OpenAjax Metadata for Widgets). Read more.
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Location: E142
Pierre Baudracco (Linagora)
OBM is recognized as THE GPL enterprise-class email and groupware solution. OBM is a unified platform that allows small to large businesses to gain efficiency while reducing cost of ownership and administration complexity. It is built on the most mature open source components with a modular architecture : OBM is used by over 600,000 users worldwide. Read more.
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Location: E142
Keith Bergelt (Open Invention Network)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
The talk will introduce the audience to OIN and outline its role and goals in relation to Linux and the broader open source community of which it is a part. OIN will be discussed in the context of community wide initiatives at the Linux Foundation and the Software Freedom Law Center regarding limiting the impact of patent assertion and litigation against members of the Linux Community. Read more.
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Location: E141
Dave Stewart (Intel)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
“Solaris” conjures up notions of grey-bearded UNIX gurus. Intel is helping to make OpenSolaris cool through excellent support for power savings, graphics and wireless. Beardies beware! Read more.
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Location: E141
Aaron Fulkerson (MindTouch, Inc. )
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Learn how MindTouch Deki connects people, enterprise systems, web-services and Web 2.0 applications and enables users to mashup and surface data from these disparate systems in an easy to use wiki interface. All with IT governance and without requiring a programmer. Read more.
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Location: E142
Ahmad Baitalmal (Etelos)
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 6 ratings)
Open standards-based application development platforms are the way to go. Etelos is enabling application distribution while giving Web application developers flexibility in their frameworks, programming languages and development environments. In this session, we will show how we've architected an innovative open standards platform all the way through a marketplace that helps you make money. Read more.
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Location: E141
Brent McConnell (Novell), David LaPalomento (ICEcore)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
This session will focus on the new "Architecture of Collaboration" implemented in the ICEcore project. See how the ICEcore platform allows you to build applications that solve business problems while encouraging collaboration among your team members. Read more.
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Location: E142
Bill Maimone (Ingres), Jan Lehnardt (CouchDB), Geoff Zeiss (Autodesk, Inc.), Bruce Momjian (EnterpriseDB)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
Industry analysts predict the open source database market to grow to $4.5 Billion by 2010. Don’t miss the boat! Come discuss the great innovations in open source database technology with representatives from leading open source databases such as Autodesk, Couch DB, Enterprise DB and Ingres. Read more.
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Location: E141
Nicholas Halsey (Keynote Systems), Gopinath Ganapathy (Essentia), Tim Cloonan (Alcatel-Lucent)
Open source communities are no longer focused on just infrastructure development, but involve application-focused development, user and business communities. Today open source community tools must support higher levels of business and technical collaboration. We unveil a platform that meets these challenges: The first next-generation environment for commercial open source communities. Read more.
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Location: E142
Kevin Henrikson (Zimbra)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 1 rating)
Open source and web technologies promise to dispatch older proprietary peers with the power of community and innovation that deliver superior features plus better economics. However, having the most innovative product won’t help if your application doesn’t also embrace incumbents and offer better overall performance too. Read more.
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Location: E141
Clint Talbert (Mozilla), Carsten Book (Mozilla Corporation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 11 ratings)
QA and Development historically enjoy an antagonistic relationship. However, it's necessary to come together to solve difficult problems. Using our experience fighting memory leaks in Firefox 3 as a case study, we will show strategies for other QA teams to find common ground with developers to solve truly complex problems. Read more.
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Location: E142
Jeremy Ruston (BT Design)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 3 ratings)
Osmosoft is the open source innovation arm of BT. In this session, Jeremy Ruston will describe how Osmosoft has been set up with the deliberate aim of exploring how innovation happens at the edge of the network, and the roles which large organisations can play to encourage and promote these practices. Read more.
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Location: E141
Andy Clark (Zimbra, a Yahoo! company)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 4 ratings)
Learn from Zimbra's experiences with ZCS and Zimbra Desktop (an offline-capable AJAX email application) including a checklist of do's and don'ts and a deep dive into: i18n and l10n, 508 compliance (Americans with Disabilities Act), skinning, templates, time-date formatting and more. Read more.
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Location: E142
Navin Kumar (Voiceroute)
Unified communications (UC) aims to reduce human latency in business processes by linking different technologies (CRM, IM, mobile, and others) together to provide new services. In this session, we will discuss Druid, designed from the ground up to be UC software platform that organizations can easily deploy and use for their communications. Read more.
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Location: E141
Thorsten von Eicken (RightScale, Inc)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 4 ratings)
Cloud Computing is becoming synonymous with open source: almost all production deployments into the cloud are based on OSS stacks and the flexibility of open source is essential in enabling new scalable deployments. Read more.
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