> What's your point? :)

That's odd.  The message I sent wasn't empty, but the content was  
stripped out along the line somewhere.  Perhaps because it was  
digitally signed?  Anyway, here's what I *intended* for everyone to see:

The OSCON CFP closes Monday, February 5.  As Chad mentioned in an  
earlier note, we've had a great Ruby track 3 years running, and good  
proposals from the community will help make that happen again.  OSCON  
is the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, and attendance is a mix of  
Ruby, Python, Perl, PHP, Java, and C developers, plus other parts of  
the open-source community.  It's a great venue for exposing Ruby to  
the broader community.

Pure Ruby-focused talks are of course welcome, and Rails-oriented  
talks would be appropriate in either the Ruby or Web tracks,  
depending on the target audience.

The full CFP is below.

Regards,
Glenn Vanderburg (for the OSCON program committee)


Be Heard at OSCON 2007 -- Submit Your Proposal to Lead Sessions and
Tutorials by February 5!

The O'Reilly Open Source Convention
July 23-27, 2007
Portland, Oregon
http://conferences.oreillynet.com/os2007/


More than 2500 open source developers, gurus, experts and users will
gather, eager to network, learn, and share the latest knowledge on open
source software. We think of this group as "the best of the best,"  
and we
invite you to contribute to the more than 400 sessions and 40 tutorials
designed to build inspiration and know-how. Submit your proposals at:
http://conferences.oreillynet.com/cs/os2007/create/e_sess

Share your favorite techniques, your proven successes, and newly  
developed
technology in tracks for Linux, PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, Java,  
Databases,
Desktop Applications, Web Applications (client-side and server-side),
Windows, Administration, Security, and Emerging Topics.

No topic (other than closed source software) is off-limits, so send us
your best ideas. Among the hot topics we want to hear about are:
- Tools for the administration and deployment of large server farms
- Parallelization, grid, and multicore technologies
- Virtualization
- Ajax, Javascript, standards-based design, and other client-side web
issues
- Seaside, Rails, Django, and other interesting server-side technology
- Ubuntu as an emergent usable Linux distro and contender for Red Hat  
and
Sun's client and server markets
- Java as open source
- AI, machine learning, and other ways of making software smarter  
than the
people using it
- User experience and usability engineering lessons for web and desktop
software
- The spread of open source into law, culture, data, and services,  
and the
accompanying issues and lessons

For full details and guidelines on submitting your proposal, go to
http://conferences.oreillynet.com/os2007/. If you know someone who would
be a good speaker, please pass this email on.

Whether as a speaker or as an attendee, you'll want to participate in  
this
meeting of the best minds in the business, which will also include the
O'Reilly Radar Executive Briefing. Be sure to save the dates -- July
23-27. Registration will open in early April.

We hope to see you in Portland in July!

The OSCON Team

P.S. Remember, proposals for sessions and tutorials must be submitted to
http://conferences.oreillynet.com/os2007/
by (11:59PM Pacific Standard Time)  Monday, February 5.