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Movable Type at OSCON 2008

By Byrne Reese
Posted July 22, 2008, in Events.

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:


Sabine Crammer

Sabine Crammer on July 4, 2012, 2:51 a.m. Reply

Indeed Movable type is one of the best open source project on the net.


Taylur on July 6, 2012, 4:02 a.m. Reply

I assume everything went well on the conference and sure you guys rocked it! :)

Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson on August 5, 2012, 9:22 p.m. Reply

Do you still making such events about Moveable type?

superman stamina

superman stamina on September 6, 2012, 3:39 a.m. Reply

I’ve never been to OSCON but it sounds great. I don’t live anywhere near Portland so it’s a bit far for me. What the heck is the guy above talking about.

Byrne Reese

Byrne Reese was previously the Product Manager of Movable Type at Six Apart, where he had also held positions as the Manager of Platform Technology and Product Manager for TypePad. Byrne is a huge supporter of the Movable Type user and developer community. He dedicates much of his time to promoting and educating people about Movable Type as well as building the tools and plugins for Movable Type that are showcased on Majordojo. He contributes regularly to open source; and he is an advocate for open protocols and standards like Atom and OpenID.