[EuroPython] Tim O'Reilly in London - 19 Feb 2004
andy at reportlab.com
Wed Feb 11 08:23:12 EST 2004
In case anyone is interested....
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Josette Garcia [mailto:Josette at Oreilly.co.uk]
> Sent: 11 February 2004 13:16
> To: Andy Robinson
> Subject: RE: Tim O'Reilly in London
> Hi Andy
> Details of Tim's Talk can be found on www.ukcfug.org.
> The talk is free but people have to register (security reason) -
> REgistration is on
> 920B923A51. I found the registration page so difficult to find
> that I think quoting the url is better.
> The Open Source Paradigm Shift
> The computer industry has gone through a sea change in the past
> few years. The killer applications of the web era turned out not
> to be PC-based software packages like the web browser, but web
> hosted applications like google, mapquest and amazon.com. These
> applications are built on top of Linux and Apache, yet they are
> themselves fiercely proprietary.
> But what would most developers do with their source code? These
> massive systems are valuable for their data as much as for their
> programs. And by opening up XML web services APIs to that data,
> the most innovative of these sites are creating new opportunities
> for hackers to "scratch their own itch." One of the greatest
> challenges for open source in the next few years is to understand
> and adapt to the paradigm shift implicit in network computing,
> and to shed the legacy thinking of the desktop era.
> All the best
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