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Administration, Security
Location: Ballroom A8
Nicholas Solter (OpenSolaris / Sun Microsystems), David Miner (Sun Microsystems)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Join the authors of “OpenSolaris Bible” for a tutorial in becoming an OpenSolaris power user. Learn about ZFS, DTrace, FMA, SMF, and more. Read more.
Location: Ballroom A2
Valerie Aurora (formerly Henson) (The Ada Initiative)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 10 ratings)
Btrfs is a new file system for Linux. It includes snapshots, pooling of multiple devices, and checksums. This talk will describe btrfs for both the systems administrator and the programmer. Read more.
Location: Ballroom A2
Joe Brockmeier (Red Hat)
Creating packages for all major Linux distros can be a snap with the openSUSE Build Service. Learn how to create RPMs and Debian Packages, custom distributions, or even run your own build service instance. Read more.
Linux, Ubuntu
Location: Meeting Room B3
Kyle Rankin (QuinStreet, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
While you might not be able to tell at a glance, a lot has changed behind the scenes on a modern Ubuntu system. For instance, did you know Ubuntu is phasing out System V init and has already replaced the init binary? In this talk Kyle discusses the current changes Ubuntu is making to what we might consider the traditional Linux system. Read more.
Location: Ballroom A2
Scott Shawcroft (University of Washington)
Come find out which distribution is best... at keeping their official repositories up to date. Or which distribution has the most up to date LAMP packages. This presentation explores trends culled from package releases since October '08, discusses the challenge of making sense of it all and possible improvements to distribution and package maintenance. Read more.
Desktop Applications, Mozilla
Location: Ballroom A1
David Ascher (Mozilla Messaging), Dan Mosedale (Mozilla)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 9 ratings)
Thunderbird 3 is nearing release -- in this developer-oriented talk, David Ascher and Dan Mosedale will talk about what Thunderbird 3 will mean to people who want to take an active role in managing their email lives. Read more.
Emerging Topics, Programming
Location: Meeting Room B1/B4
Francesco Cesarini (Erlang Solutions Ltd)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 8 ratings)
This talk will introduce Erlang, expanding on what the hype is all about. It will provide a high level technical overview, looking at its concurrency model and distribution models, software upgrade during runtime and scalability on multicore. It will describe its ever expanding community and domains of use, with examples on open source applications, commercial products and research projects Read more.
Business, Design & Usability, People
Location: Meeting Room B1/B4
Stormy Peters (Cloud Foundry Foundation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
While consumers and the open source community don't interact often, users are important to projects because users test software, spread the word, motivate developers, lend credibility, contribute financially and participate in users groups. Come learn why users are important to an open source project and how they can be more involved. Read more.
Administration, Linux, Security
Location: Ballroom A7
Jeff Arnold (Ksplice, Inc.)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Today, every mainstream operating system in the world requires regular reboots in order to be up to date and secure. Since reboots cause downtime and disruption, people are forced into the uncomfortable dilemma of choosing between security and convenience. New open source technology out of MIT, called Ksplice, enables running systems to stay secure without the disruption of rebooting. Read more.
Location: Meeting Room J3
Marshall Kirk McKusick (Marshall Kirk McKusick Consultancy)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
This talk will tell the story of the the FreeBSD project which started from the open-source release of 4.4BSD-Lite from the University of California at Berkeley. The FreeBSD project patterned its initial community structure on the development structure built up at Berkeley. Read more.
Emerging Topics
Location: Ballroom A3/A6
Bruce Momjian (EnterpriseDB), Matthew Momjian (Student)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 3 ratings)
You can control devices in your home from your computer with no new wiring. This session covers controlling lights, bells, and motors using open source software. Wireless remotes can also control devices. Sensors can provide information about motion, sunset, temperature. Capturing caller id and auto-dialing is also covered. Read more.
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Facebook
  • Gear6
  • Kaltura
  • Liferay
  • MindTouch
  • Novell, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • Symbian Foundation
  • Twilio
  • WSO2
  • Yabarana Corporation

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