Christine Peterson of Foresight Nanotech Institute asks, "Open Source Physical Security: Can We Have Both Privacy and Safety?" In this OSCon 2008 keynote, Peterson shows how increased security does not have to require loss of privacy. She introduces the concept (quote taken from that official conference description) of:
citizen-controlled, privacy-oriented, verifiably limited open source security devices and procedures focused on obtaining and sharing the minimal data required for communities to satisfy the reasonable concerns of their neighbors regarding the possible presence of specific weapons able to affect them directly.
Dirk Hohndel of Intel presents "Moblin, Linux for Next Generation Mobile Internet".
From the official conference description:
Hohndel presents the technology vision and direction for Moblin.org -- The open source community for developing the next generation internet and media experience on a new category of internet-centric devices such as Mobile Internet Devices, netbooks, nettops and Automotive In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems.
Jean-Paul Bauer of KnowledgeTree presents "Cloud Computing with Persistent Data: Pushing the Envelope of Amazon Web Services" at OSCon 2008. From the official conference description:
KnowledgeTreeLive is a novel SaaS document management application built using the Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud, Amazon’s Simple Storage Service and rPath’s Virtual Appliance technologies. KnowledgeTreeLive leverages the popular open source KnowledgeTree application. The combination of cloud computing, virtual appliances, and other open source technologies allowed for the speedy implementation of the on-demand offering, without requiring significant changes to the KnowledgeTree architecture and in a very cost and resource effective manner.