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From: Brett Glass (brettlariat.org)
Date: Sat Feb 02 2002 - 20:46:14 CST
O'Reilly Open Source Convention
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
July 22-26, 2002 -- San Diego, CA
Call for Participation - Operating Systems Track
The theme of this year's Open Source Convention is "Doing More With
Less." This has several aspects: how business can do more with less money
(by adopting open source software), how developers do more with less time
and financial support, how to make the most of what you've got
(performance tuning and little-known-of features), and how open source
software manages to avoid the bloat that characterizes closed-source software.
The Operating Systems track at this year's convention will feature
presentations about Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, OS X Performance
tuning, embedded operating systems, APIs and ABIs, kernel hacks, device
drivers, porting, virtual machines, and security.
Individuals and companies interested in making presentations, giving a
tutorial, or participating in panel discussions regarding operating
systems at this year's Open Source Convention are invited to submit
proposals. Proposals will be considered in two classes: tutorials and
convention presentations (sessions).
Presentations by marketing staff or with a marketing focus will not be
accepted; neither will submissions made by anyone other than the proposed
Session presentations are 45 or 90 minutes long, and tutorials are either
a half-day (3 hours) or a full day (6 hours). If you are interested in
participating in or moderating panel discussions, or otherwise
contributing to the conference, please let us know (and please include
your area of expertise). If you have an idea for a panel discussion or a
particularly provocative group of panelists that you'd love to see square
off, feel free to send your suggestions to osconideaoreilly.com.
Proposals may be submitted using the form at
Important dates and deadlines related to conference presentations can be
found on this page.
Keep in mind that proposals need not be works of art. A quick summary or
abstract of the talk you plan to give is sufficient for consideration. We
prefer outlines for tutorials. The proposal is what the conference
committees uses to select speakers, so give enough information that the
committee can tell what you'll be covering. As the conference approaches,
we will request additional information about your proposal as necessary.
NOTE: All presenters whose talks are accepted (excluding Lightning Talks)
will receive free registration at the conference. For each half-day
tutorial, the presenter receives one night's accommodation, a travel
allowance, and an honorarium. Registration will open April 1, 2002. If
you would like an email notification when registration opens, please use
the form at
See you at the conference!