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  • Yahoo! Inc.
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  • Disney
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  • Mozilla Corporation
  • Novell, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
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  • Silicon Mechanics
  • Tenth Planet
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  • White Oak Technologies, Inc.
  • XAware
  • ZDNet

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Schedule: Keynote sessions

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Location: F150/151
Surj Patel (GigaOM), Raven Zachary (Small Society)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 3 ratings)
This opening talk frames the opportunities, challenges, and unexpected directions mobile is going--and where it's taking us as a society. Read more.
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Location: Portland Ballroom
Mark R. Shuttleworth (Canonical Ltd.)
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(3.53, 19 ratings)
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Location: Portland Ballroom
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(3.11, 9 ratings)
Winners of the Google O'Reilly Open Source Award will be announced during this fun evening event. Read more.
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Location: Portland Ballroom
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(4.43, 28 ratings)
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Location: Portland Ballroom
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(3.14, 7 ratings)
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Location: Portland Ballroom
Damian Conway (Thoughtstream)
Average rating: ****.
(4.45, 31 ratings)
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Location: Portland Ballroom
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.)
Average rating: ****.
(4.04, 25 ratings)
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Location: Portland Ballroom
Christine Peterson (Foresight Institute)
Average rating: ***..
(3.68, 37 ratings)
In today's post-9/11 world, it is increasingly assumed that security from terrorism and other attacks will require the loss of privacy by individuals and private organizations. Read more.
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Location: Portland Ballroom
Dirk Hohndel (Intel Corporation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.16, 19 ratings)
Dirk Hohndel will present the technology vision and direction for Moblin.org, The open source community for developing the next generation internet and media experience on a new category of internet-centric devices such as Mobile Internet Devices, netbooks, nettops and Automotive In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems. Read more.
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Location: Portland Ballroom
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media, Inc.), Michael Widenius (Monty Program Ab), Brian Aker (MySQL)
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(3.38, 21 ratings)
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Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ***..
(3.60, 5 ratings)
An open microphone question and answer session with the morning's keynote speakers. Read more.
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Location: Portland Ballroom
Keith Bergelt (Open Invention Network)
Average rating: **...
(2.43, 28 ratings)
The Keynote will outline the role of Open Invention Network in Open Source and describe the ways in which Capital, Leadership and Strategy are being leveraged to ensure the onward organic growth and development of Linux. Read more.
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Location: Portland Ballroom
Peter H. Salus (Anniversaries)
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(3.31, 32 ratings)
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Location: Portland Ballroom
David Recordon (Facebook)
Average rating: ***..
(3.36, 14 ratings)
While the term "Open Web" was largely popularized by Mozilla a few years ago, it has evolved to stand for an entire group of community developed open specifications. These communities share many needs yet as an example don't currently have an easy way to ensure that everything they create is freely implementable by everyone. Read more.
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Location: Portland Ballroom
Danese Cooper (Open Source Hardware Association)
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(3.81, 36 ratings)
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Location: Portland Ballroom
Nathan Torkington (He Hononga Software, Limited)
Average rating: ****.
(4.51, 39 ratings)
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Location: Portland Ballroom
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(2.00, 3 ratings)
An open microphone question and answer session with the morning's keynote speakers. Read more.
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Location: Portland Ballroom
Benjamin Mako Hill (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
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(4.00, 17 ratings)
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Location: Portland Ballroom
Dawn Nafus (Intel)
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(3.27, 15 ratings)
Technical challenges are big—but so are social ones. Here I present three major areas of rapid social change, each of which poses its own set of challenges and opportunities. These are areas where robust social and institutional creativity are necessary alongside technological ingenuity. Read more.
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Location: Portland Ballroom
Sam Ramji (Microsoft)
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(3.00, 24 ratings)
Over the past ten years, open source has fundamentally changed the way developers learn, communicate and code together. Over the past three years, Microsoft has made significant strides towards more fully participating in open source communities. Read more.
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Location: Portland Ballroom
Tim Bray (Google, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 30 ratings)
It would be nice to know which programming languages we're all going to be programming in ten years from now. I really have no more idea than you, but I am paid to worry about this kind of thing. So I'm going to worry out loud about this for fifteen minutes, highlight some trends and influences, and probably leave you with more questions than answers. Read more.
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Location: Portland Ballroom
Jeremy Ruston (BT Design)
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(2.60, 15 ratings)
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Location: Portland Ballroom
Average rating: ***..
(3.12, 8 ratings)
An open microphone question and answer session with the morning's keynote speakers. Read more.
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Location: Portland Ballroom
Jim Zemlin (The Linux Foundation), Keith Bergelt (Open Invention Network), Karen Sandler (GNOME Foundation), Phil Robb (Hewlett Packard)
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(3.36, 11 ratings)
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Location: Portland Ballroom
Paul Fenwick (Perl Training Australia)
Average rating: ****.
(4.82, 11 ratings)
The average individual is given little scope for failure, at least not the type that really matters. However in recent times we have developed a profession who have the opportunity to fail like never before. The few, the proud, the Software Developers. Join us for a voyage of discovery, as we travel back through history to some of the most monumental failures the world has ever seen. Read more.
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