Tim O'Reilly speaking in London on 23rd June

Sam Smith S at mSmith.net
Wed May 28 19:26:08 BST 2003

This may be of interest.


The Open Source Paradigm Shift: LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL/
PHP|Perl|Python) as the 'Intel Inside' of the Next
Generation of computer applications

On June 23rd, at 7pm, the UK Unix Users' Group and
O'Reilly UK present Tim O'Reilly, speaking at City
University in London. Full details are available at

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.


Online registration is free, but required for entry

UKUUG is grateful to O'Reilly UK for organising Tim's visit,
to the Department of Computing, at City University for
providing accomodation and to David Dodson of the ACM
British Chapter for local organisation.

The UKUUG was formed to represent users of UNIX and Open Systems in
the United Kingdom. It uniquely caters for the needs of people in
this area and, being totally funded by membership subscriptions, is
completely independent of specific hardware and software vendors.
All profits are used to further the activities of the organisation.
Further details are available at http://www.ukuug.org/

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