The call for participation for the 2008 O’Reilly Open Source Convention is out. This year marks the 10th anniversary of OSCON, of the Open Source Initiative, of Mozilla, and of the term “Open Source”, so a huge celebration is in order. OSCON will be in Portland, Oregon again this year, one of the key Open Source hubs in North America. It will be co-located with the 2nd annual Ubuntu Live conference, which is also currently running a call for participation.
OSCON will host talks on a wide variety of topics, from programming techniques and tools, to user experience and user-centered design, to mobile technologies, to system administration and security, to community building, to open source in business, to languages like Java, Perl, PHP, Python, and Ruby, to various flavors of *nix (Linux, BSD, etc), to web application development, to database administration, optimization, and development. We’re especially seeking talks that not only cover the state-of-the-art in open source technology, but also look ahead to the future of open source. Submit your proposals by February 4th.