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Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 10:35:15 +0100
To: Apachecon oberservers <jenny@ala.com>
From: Jenny Lauridsen <jenny@ala.com>
Subject: Keynote Speakers at ApacheCon Europe 2000

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Dan Chappell


Experts from IBM and Sun Microsystems Join International Bestselling Author
to Focus on Industry Support of Apache and Open-Source Initiatives

http://www.apachecon.com/  09 October 2000 - The Apache Software Foundation
(ASF) today announced three keynote speakers for ApacheCon Europe 2000, the
first European conference and exhibition for Apache-related and open-source
software. Prominent keynote presenters include:

* Dr. Kristof Kloeckner, Vice President Business Integration Development
and Director, IBM's UK Hursley Park laboratory.
* George Paolini Vice President of Technologies Advocacy and Community
Development, Sun Microsystems plus
* Douglas Adams, bestselling author of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
and founding Director of h2g2 Ltd the award-winning digital media and
Internet company.

Sponsored by Covalent Technologies, IBM, Sun Microsystems and Oracle,
ApacheCon Europe 2000 is taking place at the Olympia conference centre,
London from 23-25 October, 2000. ApacheCon Europe 2000 offers a European
focus for the open-source developer community, enabling participants of
Apache and key technology vendors from around the world to meet at Europe's
first event dedicated entirely to open-source followers.

On Tuesday October 24 George Paolini will present the opening keynote
address  of ApacheCon Europe 2000. At Sun Microsystems, Paolini is
responsible for the adoption and marketing of emerging open technologies
including Java, Jini and XML. The objective of his role at Sun is to drive
the adoption of such open technologies to capture developer mindshare and
provide a level playing field.

On Tuesday October 24 Dr. Kristof Kloeckner will present IBM and
Open-Source - A software agenda. Apache alongside Linux, is probably the
strongest example of cross-fertilization between the open-source movement
and commercial software development. IBM applauds such accomplishments of
open-source, participating both as a recipient and as a contributor -
Kloeckner's presentation will discuss IBM's involvement with open-source
and examine IBM's agenda for enabling e-business.

The keynote address sponsored by Covalent Technologies on Tuesday October
24, is presented by international bestselling author Douglas Adams. The
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy began as a BBC Radio 4 series in March
1978, it has since been transformed into a series of best-selling novels,
TV series, record album, computer game and stage adaptations. The book is a
number one UK bestseller and is currently under  development as a Hollywood
film. Douglas Adams' h2g2 ltd is currently building an online guide
www.h2g2.com - the Earth Edition of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy,
offering unconventional wisdom to a growing global community.

Freeware and Apache-related exhibits, speaker sessions, informal birds of a
feather sessions plus these major keynote addresses make ApacheCon Europe
2000 the only European event this year where open-source innovations can be
truly explored.

Registration for ApacheCon Europe 2000 is still available online at
http://www.apachecon.com/ where a complete list of session speakers can
also be viewed. Conference registration provides access to all keynotes
plus sessions and tutorials for the selected day and free entry to the
exhibition area.

Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available - For further
information contact Jeff Wainhause on +1 212 251 0006 ext. 11 or by email
at jeff@camelot.com

Press registration also remains available, contact Dan Chappell on +44 1273
675100 or email at apachecon@zotgroup.com

ApacheCon Europe 2000 is presented by the Apache Software Foundation and is
produced by Camelot Communications.

About the Apache Software Foundation
The Apache Software Foundation provides organisational, legal and financial
support for the Apache open-source software projects. Formed by members of
the Apache group, the group still exists beyond the participation of
individual volunteers, to enable contributions on intellectual property and
financial support, and to provide a vehicle for limiting legal exposure
while participating in open-source software projects. For more information
on the Apache Software Foundation, please see http://www.apache.org/

About Camelot Communication Corporation
Camelot Communications Corp. produces IT conferences focusing on emerging
technologies including open-source, XML, Java, and WAP. Strategic
partnerships with leading IT and software organizations such as the Apache
Software Foundation, OASIS, and the Graphics Communications Association, as
well as alliances with industry media and analyst groups have allowed us to
embrace the IT community in the United States and Europe. For a list of
upcoming projects, visit http://www.camelot-com.com/

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