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From ApacheCon Europe 2008 <l...@apache.org>
Subject Keynote Speakers of ApacheCon Europe 2008 & Live Video Streaming
Date Wed, 26 Mar 2008 01:04:25 GMT

ApacheCon Europe, the official user conference of The Apache Software
Foundation, has announced the keynote speakers for this year's event
in Amsterdam, 7-11 April.

With topics encompassing the collaborative model of creativity, the
economics of free software, and Apache 3.0, ApacheCon Europe 2008
continues its commitment to leading the wave of Open Source. Through
sparking discussion and increasing interest within the Open Source
Community, ApacheCon expands the opportunities for the deployment and
application of Open Source software across Europe.

It is estimated that over 400 Open Source users, enthusiasts, experts
and beginners will attend this year's event in Amsterdam at which
the keynote speakers will be:

CLIFF SCHMIDT, Executive Director of Literacy Bridge - 9 April

 "Using Audio Technology and Open Content to Reduce Global Illiteracy,
  Poverty and Disease"

 Cliff will open the conference with a talk on how an Open Source project
 is helping some of the world's one billion illiterate adults and
 children to access the knowledge that is crucial to preventing diseases,
 creating economic opportunity and defending their human rights.

RISHAB AIYER GHOSH, Open Source Initiative Board Member - 10 April

 Apache and Steam Engines: the Magic of Collaborative Innovation

 Rishab will discuss the collaborative model of creativity throughout
 history, from 18th century steam engines to the human genome project and
 discuss why and how collaborative creativity works.

ROY FIELDING, Co-founder of The Apache Software Foundation, 
and Vice President, Apache HTTP Server - 11 April

 Apache 3.0 (a Tall Tale)

 At various points in Apache's history, the httpd project faced
 chasms that could not be crossed by the small steps of collaborative
 design, but required heroic individual leaps to push it forward. Roy
 believes the project currently faces another chasm, and his talk will be
 about what waits on the other side.

SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS include world leading technology companies such
as Accenture, The Apache Software Foundation, Cloudmark, The Covalent
Division of SpringSource, Day Software, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Hippo,
IONA, JTeam, WSO2, and Yahoo! This year's European gathering of
Open Source users, enthusiasts and vendors continues the ApacheCon
mission of encouraging the uptake and development of Open Source
software through raising awareness and generating public interest.

STREAMING VIDEO -- Linux New Media, the world's leading Linux content
provider, will be streaming live video of selected conference tracks
over the internet, allowing people who are not able to attend an
opportunity to watch parts of ApacheCon Europe 2008. In addition,
attendees will be able to replay favorite tracks.

REGISTRATION -- To find more information about ApacheCon Europe 2008
and register, please visit http://www.eu.apachecon.com or email

About ApacheCon Europe 2008

ApacheCon is the official user conference of The Apache Software
Foundation (ASF), drawing ASF Members, innovators, developers, vendors,
and users to experience the future of Open Source development.

The most influential platform dialogue amongst the Apache community at
large, ApacheCon is the must-attend user and developer forum showcasing
key Apache and Open Source technologies. Attendees meet, mingle, and
exchange ideas with like-minded participants on groundbreaking
technologies and emerging industry trends, through informal networking,
peer discussions, Birds-of-a-Feather sessions, and entertaining social

Drawing internationally-renowned thought-leaders, contributors,
influencers, and organizations in the Open Source community, ApacheCon
offers insight into the culture and community that develops and
shepherds industry-leading Open Source projects, including Apache HTTP
Server -- the world's most popular Web server software for twelve
years running.

Media Contact:
For ApacheCon Lisa Facinelli, 617-576-5763

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