• Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Sun Microsystems
  • BT
  • IBM
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • Zimbra
  • Atlassian Software Systems
  • Disney
  • EnterpriseDB
  • Etelos
  • Ingres
  • JasperSoft
  • Kablink
  • Linagora
  • MindTouch
  • Mozilla Corporation
  • Novell, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • OpSource
  • RightScale
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • Tenth Planet
  • Ticketmaster
  • Voiceroute
  • White Oak Technologies, Inc.
  • XAware
  • ZDNet

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Schedule: Fundamentals sessions

Equip yourself with all the “need to know” information about working in open source, from choice of programming environment through to managing an open source project

Location: Portland 255 Level: Novice
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 12 ratings)
Akkana Peck, author of "Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional," will demonstrate how to use GIMP to improve your photographs or create digital art. You'll learn how different image formats compare, basic photo manipulation skills (crop, rescale, and brightness correction), several different selection techniques for cutting objects out of photos, and an assortment of other useful tricks. Read more.
Location: D138 Level: Novice
Martin Aschoff (AGNITAS AG)
Average rating: ***..
(3.83, 12 ratings)
When going open source with your software there are 20 important things you definitely have to do to be successful. Join this session and hear tips and examples from someone who had to learn some of this stuff the hard way. Read more.
Location: D138 Level: Novice
mark gross (Intel)
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 6 ratings)
Mark Gross will discuss taking a new Ubuntu derivative installation on a laptop and making it a decent developer box for OSS community work. The tools and methods covered will include IRC, procmail, mutt, ctags, build tools, python, pylynt, quilt, git, svn, Email and gmail use for busy mailing lists, checkpatch, debugfs, VIM, and others. Read more.
Location: D138 Level: Intermediate
David Gray (OmniTI)
Average rating: **...
(2.25, 4 ratings)
"Revision control? What's that?" Knowing what I know now, it's scary to look back and ask what might have happened if one hard drive had failed at the wrong time. After reviewing some revision control concepts, we will look at several projects to see how they could have leveraged revision control and what the benefits would have been. Read more.
Location: D138 Level: Novice
Selena Deckelmann (PostgreSQL), Gabrielle Roth (EnterpriseDB)
Average rating: ****.
(4.43, 7 ratings)
If you're interested in starting, currently lead, or are interested in helping with an existing local users group, this talk is for you! Selena Deckelmann and Gabrielle Roth have started two successful user groups in the Portland area and will share their tips with you. Read more.
Location: D138 Level: Intermediate
Stephen Walli (CodePlex Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Free and open source software use has grown tremendously both in IT and in software businesses. There is still confusion around what this means for software intellectual property, or how it relates to industry standards. The talk provides context and history to show how the subjects relate to support better business decisions. Read more.
Location: D138 Level: Intermediate
Steven Ellis (Red Hat New Zealand)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 6 ratings)
Real world use of Trac, moving beyond software development and into process and work flow management. Read more.
OSCON 2008