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O'Reilly European Open Source Convention

Coverage of the O'Reilly European Open Source Convention.

Updated: 2005-11-07T16:00:00-08:00-08:00


O'Reilly European Open Source ConventionBBC News: Open Source Turns Money-Spinner


Open source code, written by a community of thousands of software developers, has always been made freely available. But there are ways of making money from it, as David Reid finds out in Amsterdam.

Ping Wales: Lisbon Agenda Could 'Make' European Open Source


One of the most provocative questions currently facing the open source industry is this: why, when 70 percent of the world's open source developers are based in Europe, does such a significant chunk of European-generated open source revenue end up in the pockets of American shareholders? Basheera Khan covers a talk given at EuroOSCON by Paul Everitt, president of Zope UK, in which Everitt sketched out ways in which the EU and the open source industry could better collaborate.

Slashdot: BBC Examines Open Source Business Model


The BBC's David Reid attended EuroOSCON in Amsterdam and reports what he learned about the open source model. He sums up the rise of non-free software in the 1980s and how people and companies like IBM can make money with free software. Open Source Leader Alfresco and Siennax Announce Partnership at EuroOSCON


Alfresco, Inc., the first provider of an open source enterprise content management solution, announced at O'Reilly's EuroOSCON conference that it is partnering with Siennax to offer a trusted, hosted service for Enterprise Content Management (ECM). Traditional ECM systems were built on technology from the 1990s. Alfresco is built on modern service-oriented technologies such as Spring, JavaServer Faces, and Web Services that enable the cost, complexity, and implementation to be dramatically reduced.

PC Advisor: Open Source Software Gaining in Europe


Open source software is gaining ground in Europe and the developing world, with users attracted by lower costs and accessibility, according to a recent study. About 70 percent of FLOSS (free/libre/open source software) users wanted to increase its use, said Rishab Aiyer Ghosh, program leader for the study of free and open source software at the Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology. Ghosh gave a presentation on the study at O'Reilly's European Open Source Convention in Amsterdam.

O'Reilly Network: Cory Doctorow on Europe's Coming Broadcast Flag


In Cory Doctorow's closing keynote at O'Reilly's first-ever European Open Source Convention, he said, "Right now we find ourselves in the midst of a global attack on free software. A global attack that is supposed to uphold copyright, but that has no nexus with what copyright actually does." At the heart of this attack, asserts Cory, is the DRM and certain American entertainment companies' push for a Broadcast Flag in Europe.

O'Reilly Network: Microsoft Shares the Love at EuroOSCON


Jason Matusow, Director of the Shared Source Initiative for Microsoft, revealed his company's plan to use three new templates for licenses for Shared Source code at this week's EuroOSCON. Daniel Steinberg reports on Jason's talk, including his insights on the Shared Source community, and licensing in general.

O'Reilly Network: EuroOSCON - Remembering the End User


Daniel Steinberg reports on some of the sessions and keynotes that spanned the first two days of O'Reilly's European Open Source Convention, in Amsterdam. In one way or another, these sessions--by Jeff Waugh, Alan Cox, and Simon Phipps--focused on the user.

InfoWorld: Sun Official Says Open Source Needs Governance


Simon Phipps, chief open source officer for Sun Microsystems gave a keynote address Tuesday at the O'Reilly European Open Source Convention in Amsterdam, in which he said standards must be promoted. "You are only free if the place where you get your supply is standardized," Phipps said. "Standards lead to substitutability."

InfoWorld: Sun Official Says Open Source Needs Governance (German translation)


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eWeek: Microsoft Slashes Shared Source Licenses


Microsoft is slashing the number of licenses it will use for its Shared Source Initiative from now on, while at the same time radically shortening and simplifying the text of those licenses. The move, announced on Wednesday morning at the O'Reilly European Open Source Convention in Amsterdam, will see Microsoft cutting back the more than 10 Shared Source licenses that currently exist to only three template, or core, licenses.

O'Reilly Radar: New Source Licenses from Microsoft


Time O'Reilly writes, "While many people see Microsoft as the 'enemy' of open source, Microsoft has in fact been busy learning from open source, and has released source code for more than 80 Microsoft projects under a 'shared source' license. In addition, there are about 600 programs (notably dotNetNuke) released by independent developers under Microsoft shared source licenses. [At] EuroOSCON Jason Matusow of Microsoft announced a plan to simplify their plethora of shared source licenses."

O'Reilly Radar: EuroOSCON - Open Source Storytelling


I opened the first OSCON in Europe today and in my introductory remarks I talked about the Iliad, what we do at O'Reilly, open source, the "battle" with Microsoft, moving OSCON to Europe, and what it is to be human. In less than 15 minutes.

O'Reilly Radar: EuroOSCON - Head Space


The EuroOSCON conference team is deploying around the Hotel Krasnapolsky (or "the Kras" as we've come to call it) and I'm thinking hard about what I expect to see, what I want to learn, and what I don't know about our first conference in Europe.

O'Reilly Radar: EuroOSCON Maker Faire Update


Here's the latest list of people and their projects that'll be on display at the EuroOSCON's Maker Faire...