O'Reilly & Associates Open Source Convention (OSCON)
The primary annual conference on open source, sponsored by O'Reilly.
OSCON 2002 was held July 22-26 in San Diego, CA, with keynotes by Lawrence Lessig and Richard M. Stallman. Bruce Perens backed out of a demonstration of DMCA violation because of trepidation by his employer, Hewlett-Packard. Larry Wall presented the progress of Perl 6. Bruce Sterling ranted on the sorry state of both proprietary and free software.