OSCON 2012: The Open-Source Creative Engine Drives the Economy

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2012-07-20
 
 
 

Stuff That Matters

O'Reilly Media founder Tim O'Reilly says open-source developers should work on stuff that matters.

Stuff That Matters

Halls of Open Source

The main hall, including the registration area for OSCON 2012.

Halls of Open Source

Ward Cunningham

Ward Cunningham, creator of the wiki, imparts some of his knowledge to OSCON attendees, giving back to the community.

Ward Cunningham

Welcome to OSCON

Welcome to OSCON banner hanging over a main entrance to the conference.

Welcome to OSCON

Put Open Source to Work

One of several job boards at OSCON full of prospective opportunities for developers steeped in open-source expertise.

Put Open Source to Work

OSS Pong

Bluehost enables developers to unwind in a "friendly" ping-pong tournament.

OSS Pong

Greenlight for Girls

The Greenlight for Girls project seeks to get girls mostly aged 10 to 15 interested in science and technology, including computer science and open-source software development.

Greenlight for Girls

Microsoft Photo Pro

In the Microsoft booth, professional photographer Julian Cash, who also is an open-source programmer and longtime OSCON attendee, took professional-quality photos of anybody who came by. Here he photographs a Puppet Labs developer with a fierce pink Mohawk.

Microsoft Photo Pro

Dells Project Sputnik

Dell's Project Sputnik is aimed at delivering a developer laptop running Ubuntu.

Dells Project Sputnik

Dell Developer Laptop

An early version of the Dell developer laptop running Ubuntu was on display at the show.

Dell Developer Laptop

Microsoft Plays Well With Others

Gianugo Rabellino, senior director of open-source communities at Microsoft Open Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft, poses in front of a sign at the Microsoft booth that touts how well Microsoft can play with others.

Microsoft Plays Well With Others

Mr. Phipps

They call him Mr. Phipps. Simon Phipps (right), president of the Open Source Initiative beams in the OSI booth over his organization's move to accept individual members.

Mr. Phipps

Inflatable Linux

An inflatable Linux penguin rests in the OuterCurve Foundation booth at OSCON.

Inflatable Linux

OpenStack

Companies supporting the open-source OpenStack cloud platform banded together to show support for the technology.

OpenStack

Use Your Pixel Sense

In the Microsoft booth, a user tries out the 82-inch multi-touch display from Perceptive Pixel, which Microsoft recently agreed to acquire.

Use Your Pixel Sense

Mark Shuttleworth

Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, which provides the Ubuntu Linux distribution, talks about DevOps and enhancing the Ubuntu desktop.

Mark Shuttleworth

The Hostess

Sarah Novotny, co-host of the OSCON 2012 show, sets ground rules for the event.

The Hostess

John Mone

John Mone, executive vice president of technology and program management at EIG, talks about the value of open source.

John Mone

Small-Business Startup Costs

A comparison of small-business startup costs in 2000 versus 2012.

Small-Business Startup Costs

Open Source Drives Small Business

John Mone's graphic on how open-source drives small business.

Open Source Drives Small Business

Tim OReilly

Tim O'Reilly, founder of O'Reilly Media, talks about developers creating value by working on creative projects and giving back.

Tim OReilly

The Host

Edd Dumbill, a host of the OSCON event, sets the stage for speakers of the day.

The Host

David Eaves

Open-source management expert talks about the science of open-source community management.

David Eaves

Danny Hillis

Danny Hillis of Applied Minds talks about the Learning Map.

Danny Hillis

Brian Aker

HP's Brian Aker talks about scaling the OpenStack technology.

Brian Aker

OSCON 2012

OSCON 2012 brought the open-source elite to Portland, Ore.

OSCON 2012

Rocket Fuel