OSCON 2012: The Open-Source Creative Engine Drives the Economy
Stuff That Matters
O'Reilly Media founder Tim O'Reilly says open-source developers should work on stuff that matters.
Halls of Open Source
The main hall, including the registration area for OSCON 2012.
Ward Cunningham, creator of the wiki, imparts some of his knowledge to OSCON attendees, giving back to the community.
Welcome to OSCON
Welcome to OSCON banner hanging over a main entrance to the conference.
Put Open Source to Work
One of several job boards at OSCON full of prospective opportunities for developers steeped in open-source expertise.
Bluehost enables developers to unwind in a "friendly" ping-pong tournament.
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.
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.
Dells Project Sputnik
Dell's Project Sputnik is aimed at delivering a developer laptop running Ubuntu.
Dell Developer Laptop
An early version of the Dell developer laptop running Ubuntu was on display at the show.
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.
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.
An inflatable Linux penguin rests in the OuterCurve Foundation booth at OSCON.
Companies supporting the open-source OpenStack cloud platform banded together to show support for the technology.
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.
Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, which provides the Ubuntu Linux distribution, talks about DevOps and enhancing the Ubuntu desktop.
Sarah Novotny, co-host of the OSCON 2012 show, sets ground rules for the event.
John Mone, executive vice president of technology and program management at EIG, talks about the value of open source.
Small-Business Startup Costs
A comparison of small-business startup costs in 2000 versus 2012.
Open Source Drives Small Business
John Mone's graphic on how open-source drives small business.
Tim O'Reilly, founder of O'Reilly Media, talks about developers creating value by working on creative projects and giving back.
Edd Dumbill, a host of the OSCON event, sets the stage for speakers of the day.
Open-source management expert talks about the science of open-source community management.
Danny Hillis of Applied Minds talks about the Learning Map.
HP's Brian Aker talks about scaling the OpenStack technology.
OSCON 2012 brought the open-source elite to Portland, Ore.