David Axmark, MySQL, "New Developments with MySQL Usage in Web Technologies"
Simon Phipps, Sun Microsystems, "The Zen of Free, Profiting by Not Profiting"
Jeff Barr, Amazon, "Building New Software with Artificial Artificial Intelligence"
Jennifer Schopf, Globus Alliance and National e-Science Center, "The Globus Governance Model and Management of Software Projects"
Dibya Prakash, Reevik Technologies Pvt. Ltd., "Ruby on Rails and Agile Development"
Don Turnbull, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin, "OpenChoice: A Platform for Web Content Classification and Filtering"
Andres Baravelle, The Open University - Department of ICT, "Open Source Mythologies"
Bebo White, SLAC, "OSS Possibilities in Web 2.0"
Danese Cooper, Open Source Initiative, Intel
Chad Fowler, ChadFowler.com
William Grosso, wgrosso.com
Allison Randal, Perl.org
Renaud Richardet, Wyona LLC
Web development has led to some of the most successful and well-known open source projects. Notable examples include Apache, Mozilla/Firefox, PHP, Zope, and numerous others. These projects demonstrate that open source isn’t just about a software license, but about human interaction and individual motivation. It is about sharing ideas and technology implementations. Open standards efforts within the Web research and development community will insure that open source software will continue to play a major role in the evolution of Web-based technologies.
This workshop, by top experts, on the role of Open Source Development in Web-based applications, will provide an exciting forum for understanding the close interaction between Open Source methodologies, tools, and platforms and the construction of modern Web applications and services. Open source concepts, methods and projects reinforce interoperability and open standards in the practical implementation of all future Web protocols, data formats, and applications. The workshop will cover architectural and methodological relationships as well as the best-practice tools and applications that are positioned to shape the future of Web application development.
The goals of this workshop are to:
Provide an opportunity for researchers and industry practitioners to discuss the role, state-of-the art, and best practices of open source software development in Web-based applications;
Provide a much needed forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences between practitioners and researchers;
Provide an opportunity for building a body of knowledge similar to what exists in other Web applications development disciplines;
Provide a forum that will help grow a community of interest in this area.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Industrial case studies describing experiences with open source development of Web applications;
Open source collaboration models, tools, and best practices;
How organizations can take advantage of open source Web applications;
Web applications suitable for open source development;
An overview of current open source Web application projects: Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP/Python/Perl (LAMP), XUL
Open source security architectures and toolkits for Web applications: IPsec and Openswan, TLS and OpenSSL, IDS and Snort, Firewalls and iptables, etc.
Grid and Web services: The Globus Alliance and Globus toolkit,
Patents and licenses: W3C Patent License, Apache, MPL/CDDL, GPL – current approaches and next steps; impact on Web applications.