Latest Open-Source Trends at OSCON 2008

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<strong>Waltham, Mass. &mdash; July 21</strong><br />Novell announced its participation in OSCON 2008, July 21-25 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore. With sponsorship of projects such as Bandit, Kablink, Mono and openSUSE; contributions to approximately 50 open-source projects including GNOME, KDE and the Linux kernel; and active membership in more than 27 open-standards setting organizations, Novell is committed to promoting the growth of open source in all levels of the IT infrastructure. Through demonstrations and presentations, attendees will learn about a few of Novell&#39;s most innovative open source solutions and projects.<br /><br /><strong>Demonstrations</strong><br />In booth 314, the most recent releases from openSUSE and Kablink will be showcased:<br /><br /><ul><li><strong>openSUSE 11.0,</strong> the latest release of the award-winning community Linux distribution, is a major update and includes everything needed to get started with Linux on the desktop and server.</li><li><strong>openSUSE Build Service 1.0,</strong> the first major release of the Build Service, provides developers with direct access to the code repositories for the openSUSE Linux distribution, as well as easy-to-use tools to contribute changes, thus streamlining the ability for all developers to contribute code.</li><li><strong>Kablink,</strong> an open-source collaboration platform that unifies team work spaces with real-time conferencing. Kablink includes blogs, wikis, calendars, tasks, document management, live conferencing and instant messaging.</li></ul><br /><strong>Presentations</strong><br /><br /><ul><li>July 23 at 10:45 a.m. Novell, will present on <strong>”Open Source Rich Internet Applications with Silverlight and Moonlight Web Applications.” </strong>Attendees will learn about the latest open-source Web-development tool to emerge from the Mono project, Moonlight, that enables the creation and delivery of rich Internet applications through an open-source implementation of the Microsoft Silverlight Web browser plug-in.</li><li>July 23 at 4:30 p.m. Joe “Zonker” Brockmeier, openSUSE community manager, will present on <strong>”Everything You Wanted to Know About openSUSE.” </strong>The presentation will cover the openSUSE community, new features in the openSUSE distribution and the openSUSE Build Service.</li><li>July 23 at 5:20 p.m. Niel Bornstein, data-center technology specialist at Novell, will present on <strong>”Open Source Virtualization Hacks.” </strong>Attendees will learn ways to build a management system and about the open virtual machine format (OVF) and some of the other emerging standards helping to run modern data centers.</li><li>July 24 at 10:45 a.m. Joe “Zonker” Brockmeier, openSUSE community manager, will moderate a panel on <strong>”The Evolution of the Community,” </strong>featuring panelists Ross Turk of SourceForge, Jono Bacon of Canonical, John Mark Walker of CollabNet and Jeremy Hogan of Hyperic. The panelists will discuss how to grow and maintain open-source communities.</li><li>July 24 at 1:45 p.m. Brent McConnell, community manager at Kablink and David LaPalomento, developer at Kablink will present <strong>”The New Architecture of Collaboration.”</strong> This session will focus on building collaboration applications that solve business problems using open-source products.</li><li>July 25 at 10:45 a.m. Nat Friedman, chief technology and strategy officer for Linux at Novell, will present on <strong>”The Future of Linux is Software Appliances.” </strong>This presentation will introduce the benefits of streamlined, customized, single-purpose software appliances based on Linux.</li></ul>

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