IP: Building an internet operating system (fwd)

Eugen Leitl eugen@leitl.org
Thu, 11 Apr 2002 13:36:27 +0200 (CEST)

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Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2002 06:30:51 -0500
From: David Farber <dfarber@earthlink.net>
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Subject: IP: Building an internet operating system

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From: "Tim O'Reilly" <tim@oreilly.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 22:21:17 
To: David Farber <dave@farber.net>
Subject: Building an internet operating system


I don't know if this is appropriate for IP, but I thought I'd send it along
anyway in case you think it is.  (I've noticed a couple of similar postings
from other folks in the past.)

I'm holding a conference entitled "Building the Internet Operating System"
May 13-16 in Santa Clara, CA.  I'm trying to evangelize some of the ideas in
the conference to the wider technical community, and your list struck me as
an interesting group to get involved.

I periodically get into activism about emerging technologies that I think
are important.  Right now, I'm trying to get people to think further out
about the implications of some of the technological changes that are upon
us.  Sun and Microsoft are gearing up for a battle to control next
generation network computing architectures.  What's important to me is that
we build that next generation "internet operating system" in a way that
supports participation, innovation and unintended consequences.  This is a
lot of what I've found fascinating about Unix, the internet, and open source
software. So I'm trying to raise awareness of how the architecture of the
systems we design can support participation by developers...or not.

As a way of evangelizing some of the big ideas we're pursuing, I want to
offer IP subscribers five free passes to the conference (May 13-16 in Santa
Clara, CA).

Keynotes include Bob Morris of IBM on autonomic computing, Rick Rashid on
Microsoft's vision of next generation operating systems, Larry Lessig on the
Creative Commons, Steven Johnson on Emergence, Bruce Schnier on "Fixing
Network Security by Hacking the Business Climate", and me on how hackers and
other "alpha geeks" give us a sneak preview of the future.  And of course
lots of detailed sessions on individual technologies from p2p to web
services, 802.11 community networks, and biological models for computation.

For more information about the conference, see

Registration for the free Conference Passes are on a first-come,
first-serve basis. You must register *no later than May 3, 2002* to get
a free pass.  To register, call 1-800-998-9938 and ask for Linda Holder,
or email lholder@oreilly.com with a copy of this message.  Be sure to
identify yourself as coming from the IP list.  The free passes include two
meals each day of the conference, but do not include travel or hotel

Since we're offering only a limited number of free passes, please don't ask
for one unless you really plan to attend.

Tim O'Reilly @ O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
1005 Gravenstein Highway North, Sebastopol, CA 95472
1-707-829-0515 http://www.oreilly.com, http://tim.oreilly.com

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