Dr. Richard Hipp, creator of SQLite, presents "How SQL Database Engines Work" at OpenSQLCamp 2008.
To many programmers, SQL RDBMSes are a magical black box. A talk can help clear up a lot of the mystery. SQL users tend to make better use of the language once they have a rough idea of what is going on beneath the covers.
A panel consisting of Brian Aker of MySQL, Rob Lanphier of Linden Lab, Stephen O'Grady of Redmonk, and Theodore Ts'o of the Linux Foundation gives some answers to the question, "Does Open Source Need to Be Organic?" This topic stemmed from a few posts by Ts'o a few months before OSCon.
there’s much more to a software project than just the license. Are software projects dominated by a single company still open source? Does a project need to be 'organic' to be truly open source? What does "organic" even mean in this context? Join us as we discuss these topics and more.
"Open Voices" was a legal panel consisting of Jim Zemlin of The Linux Foundation, Keith Bergelt of the Open Invention Network, Karen Sandler of the Software Freedom Law Center and Phil Robb of Hewlett Packard (FOSS Bazaar project).
Sam Ramji, Senior Director of Platform Strategy at Microsoft presents a keynote entitled "history.forward()". From the official conference description:
Over the past ten years, open source has fundamentally changed the way developers learn, communicate and code together. Over the past three years, Microsoft has made significant strides towards more fully participating in open source communities. This talk will discuss community participation and new ways in which Microsoft is architecting to contribute over the next ten years of open source development.