O'Reilly Open Source Convention

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The O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) is an annual convention for the discussion of free and open source software.wikipedia
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O'Reilly Media

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It is organized by the publisher O'Reilly Media and is held each summer in the United States.
The O'Reilly Open Source Convention (which includes the Perl conference) is now one of O'Reilly's flagship events.

OpenOffice.org

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The OpenOffice.org open source project was announced at the 2000 conference in Monterey.
On 19 July 2000 at OSCON, Sun Microsystems announced it would make the source code of StarOffice available for download with the intention of building an open-source development community around the software and of providing a free and open alternative to Microsoft Office.

Perl

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OSCON grew out of The Perl Conference, but the amount of Perl content has continued to decline each year. OSCON has been the host to Larry Wall's State of the Onion keynotes.
At the 2000 Perl Conference, Jon Orwant made a case for a major new language-initiative.

List of free-software events

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O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON), held each summer in the US since 1999

Convention (meeting)

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The O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) is an annual convention for the discussion of free and open source software.

Free and open-source software

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The O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) is an annual convention for the discussion of free and open source software.

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It is organized by the publisher O'Reilly Media and is held each summer in the United States.

OpenStack

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The OpenStack open source project was launched at the 2010 conference.

Larry Wall

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OSCON has been the host to Larry Wall's State of the Onion keynotes.

Cloud computing

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In the past few years, the main topics have been cloud computing, distributed computing, virtualization, minimizing downtime, big data, and information technology.

Distributed computing

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In the past few years, the main topics have been cloud computing, distributed computing, virtualization, minimizing downtime, big data, and information technology.

Virtualization

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In the past few years, the main topics have been cloud computing, distributed computing, virtualization, minimizing downtime, big data, and information technology.

Downtime

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In the past few years, the main topics have been cloud computing, distributed computing, virtualization, minimizing downtime, big data, and information technology.

Big data

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In the past few years, the main topics have been cloud computing, distributed computing, virtualization, minimizing downtime, big data, and information technology.

Information technology

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In the past few years, the main topics have been cloud computing, distributed computing, virtualization, minimizing downtime, big data, and information technology.

Promotional merchandise

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At the OSCON expo, vendors and other organizations showcase their latest innovations, offer short classes, give away swag, and answer questions about their products.

Linode

Some companies that have had larger booths over the years include Linode, Rackspace, HP, Bluehost, and Microsoft.

Rackspace

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Some companies that have had larger booths over the years include Linode, Rackspace, HP, Bluehost, and Microsoft.

Hewlett-Packard

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Some companies that have had larger booths over the years include Linode, Rackspace, HP, Bluehost, and Microsoft.

Bluehost

Some companies that have had larger booths over the years include Linode, Rackspace, HP, Bluehost, and Microsoft.

Microsoft

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Some companies that have had larger booths over the years include Linode, Rackspace, HP, Bluehost, and Microsoft.

Hacker culture

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There is also a sponsored "hack zone" outside the Expo Hall where attendees may use fast networking and power strips to hack, socialize, or take a break.