Fwd: Mundie to Speak at O'Reilly Open Source Convention

Doug and Julie Miles djmilesfamily at
Tue Jun 5 18:32:14 CDT 2001

>Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2001 09:22:02 -0700 (PDT)
>From: Denise Olliffe <deniseo at>
>To: djmilesfamily at
>Subject: Mundie to Speak at O'Reilly Open Source Convention
>Your members may be interested in this bit of news...
>Microsoft Senior Vice President Craig Mundie set off a far-reaching
>debate recently when he introduced Microsoft's Shared Source program,
>which blends access to source code with the preservation of strong
>intellectual property rights by software developers, and contrasted
>Shared Source to Open Source and the GNU Public License.
>There's been a strong response from the open source and free software
>communities, accusing Microsoft of trying to co-opt the momentum of
>open source with a program that offers superficial similarities, but
>few of the real benefits. Microsoft counters that they are trying to
>find a balance between the needs of commercial developers and the
>lessons learned from the open source movement.
>"We think that this is a debate worth having," says Tim O'Reilly.
>"Chicago law professor Cass Sunstein's book '' makes the
>case that when people talk only to those who already agree with them,
>their views become more extreme, but when they engage with those of
>opposite views, both sides move towards the middle. The best way for
>the open source community to change Microsoft's business practices is
>to engage them in serious conversation, not just criticize them from a
>At the O'Reilly Open Source Convention on July 26th, Craig Mundie will
>discuss ways in which Shared Source differs from Open Source, and why
>Microsoft believes that the Shared Source Philosophy supports a strong
>software business case for commercial software developers and their
>Red Hat CTO Michael Tiemann will then make the case for open source.
>His speech will be followed by a panel discussion with Tiemann, Mundie,
>and other experts on intellectual property and the software industry.
>The panel will be moderated by Tim O'Reilly.
>About the O'Reilly Open Source Convention:
>The 3rd annual O'Reilly Open Source Convention will be held July 23-27,
>2001, at the Waterfront Sheraton Hotel and Marina in San Diego,
>California. This year's expanded convention includes over 250 sessions
>in 14 tracks on key open source technologies such as Perl, Apache, XML,
>Python, PHP, MySQL, Linux, and many more. The convention will attract
>over 2000 hardcore system administrators, programmers, and Web
>developers, who join the leaders of the critical open source
>technologies to learn how to understand, code, and manage these
>powerful tools. Held in conjunction with the Open Source Convention,
>the O'Reilly Summit on Open Source Strategies, organized by O'Reilly
>Research, brings together technology leaders from open source companies
>along with executives (CTOs, CIOs, CEOs) from leading companies that
>use open source software for strategic advantage. For more information
>For more details on Craig Mundie's speech, please see:
>O'Reilly Open Source Convention and Perl Conference 5 Early Bird
>Registration through June 22, 2001:
>To obtain your press pass for the O'Reilly Open Source Convention
>and Perl Conference 5, see:
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