Subject: Call for Participation: O'Reilly Open Source Convention
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Date: 02/02/2002 19:46:14
O'Reilly Open Source Convention
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
July 22-26, 2002 -- San Diego, CA

Call for Participation - Operating Systems Track

The theme of this year's Open Source Convention is "Doing More With 
Less." This has several aspects: how business can do more with less money 
(by adopting open source software), how developers do more with less time 
and financial support, how to make the most of what you've got 
(performance tuning and little-known-of features), and how open source 
software manages to avoid the bloat that characterizes closed-source software.

The Operating Systems track at this year's convention will feature 
presentations about Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, OS X Performance 
tuning, embedded operating systems, APIs and ABIs, kernel hacks, device 
drivers, porting, virtual machines, and security.

Individuals and companies interested in making presentations, giving a 
tutorial, or participating in panel discussions regarding operating 
systems at this year's Open Source Convention are invited to submit 
proposals. Proposals will be considered in two classes: tutorials and 
convention presentations (sessions).

Presentations by marketing staff or with a marketing focus will not be 
accepted; neither will submissions made by anyone other than the proposed 

Session presentations are 45 or 90 minutes long, and tutorials are either 
a half-day (3 hours) or a full day (6 hours). If you are interested in 
participating in or moderating panel discussions, or otherwise 
contributing to the conference, please let us know (and please include 
your area of expertise). If you have an idea for a panel discussion or a 
particularly provocative group of panelists that you'd love to see square 
off, feel free to send your suggestions to

Submitting Proposals

Proposals may be submitted using the form at

Important dates and deadlines related to conference presentations can be 
found on this page.

Keep in mind that proposals need not be works of art. A quick summary or 
abstract of the talk you plan to give is sufficient for consideration. We 
prefer outlines for tutorials. The proposal is what the conference 
committees uses to select speakers, so give enough information that the 
committee can tell what you'll be covering. As the conference approaches, 
we will request additional information about your proposal as necessary.

NOTE: All presenters whose talks are accepted (excluding Lightning Talks) 
will receive free registration at the conference. For each half-day 
tutorial, the presenter receives one night's accommodation, a travel 
allowance, and an honorarium. Registration will open April 1, 2002. If 
you would like an email notification when registration opens, please use 
the form at

See you at the conference!