If you're going to the Python 10 conference, and have an interest in using the Zope Object Database (ZODB) outside of the Zope framework then you will be interested in a BOF (Birds-of-a-Feather) session about that subject Wednesday evening, 6 February 2002.
"Using the using the Zope Object Database (ZODB) outside of the Zope environment" .
The ZODB is arguably the primary instrumentality underpinning Zope - it allows Zope programmers to incorporate persistence in their applications with very little effort; most of the time they aren't even aware that they're using it.
The ZODB also useful outside of Zope, as a way to add object persistence to any Python application. There's even a well-tested ZODB distribution that can be used completely outside of and without Zope to provide an easy to use persistence framework for any Python developer.
This BOF is for people interested in incorporating the ZODB into their applications.
I'll be hosting this session, and hope to have a few prime authorities on the subject attend.
Jeff Sasmor firstname.lastname@example.org