Each year Six Apart sends a cadre of engineers to one of our favorite conferences: OSCON, O'Reilly's Open Source Conference in Portland. We go because we love open source and because a large percentage of the people at the conference use and rely upon our open source technology to power their web sites and applications.
This year is special, however. This is the year Movable Type will make its debut at the conference as an open source product. But we are not just there to celebrate this great Movable Type milestone, we are also there to celebrate the release of TypePad AntiSpam, a fully open source comment spam blocking service. TypePad AntiSpam sets itself apart because not only are its WordPress and Movable Type plugins open source, but the service is open source as well.
Many of us will be on hand throughout the week to hang out and answer questions. Not only are we there to help you with any of our products, but we are happy to help you with any questions you have about open source in general, about how to best contribute to open source, and how to get your own projects started. We also there to share with you what we have learned over the years in hosting some of the largest and most successful open source projects on the Internet, including:
By the way, if working for a company that cares about open source is important to you, or if you aspire to work on software that benefits the whole Web, then we are also on site to talk to you - because we are hiring (although you don't need to attend the conference in order to talk to us about joining the team!). Drop by our booth and talk to me, David Recordon, Tatsushiko Miyagawa, Simon Wistow, Lisa Phillips, Aaron Stone, Alan Kasindorf or Brad Whitaker. We are there to answer whatever questions you have. If you are in the Portland area, then join us for lunch. Or join us at any one of the numerous parties taking place there -- we will be attending all of them! After all, we are celebrating right? For more information check back here throughout the week or check out any of the following resources: