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OSCON 2008 - Evening Extravaganza

Michael Larabel

Published on 22 July 2008
Written by Michael Larabel
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O'Reilly Media this afternoon held their Tuesday Evening Extravaganza to mark the end of their tutorial portion of this leading open-source convention and now turning to technical sessions and the expo hall. As part of this extravaganza, Mark Shuttleworth was the keynote speaker and he was talking about free software, driving innovation faster within free software, and the art of software engineering. In addition, the Python Foundation had presented their annual Frank Willison Award, the White Camel Awards were also presented, and the Google O'Reilly Open Source Awards were handed out. The two other speakers this afternoon were Robert Lefkowitz and Damian Conway. Below are a few pictures from tonight's festivities.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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