The Internet Global Summit - Global Distributed Intelligence for Everyone
The 10th Annual Internet Society Conference
OPEN SOURCE MOVEMENT
The scientific movement has grown out of a culture of gifts - scientists publish their results in order to gain visibility and fame - and the Internet, as well as the free source code movement, have grown on a similar basis. Launched in 1985 by Richard Stallman, (GNU), the free source code movement has blossomed into a broad front of projects best exemplified by the stunning success of Linux, the Unix-like kernel launched by Linus Torvalds in 1991. It is now challenging Microsoft's Windows NT in the server business and is poised to invade the desktop as well. Some call Linux the Internet Operating System and this is twice true: it could not have existed without the Internet and a lot of machines that are making up the Internet run on Linux. Apache, another free source code software, powers nearly half of all Internet servers in the world.
This round table Super Panel will discuss how these two gigantic communities are rapidly merging into one huge, new development that may be the real basis for the new net economy.
THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNET LAYER
As the Internet continues to grow, there are increasing stresses and strains on some of its foundations, such as the original numeric addressing space and the underlying assumption of transparent communications. The expected arrival of millions of wireless devices, and expansion to new, very populous regions of the world, will maintain or increase these stresses for several decades to come. The Internet technical community has been aware of this issue for at least seven years and has carried out various studies and new developments including Classless Interdomain Routing, Network Address Translation and IPv6. The panel will discuss all this and more, and attempt to discern where we are headed next.
NEXT-GENERATION INTERNET RESEARCH PROJECTS: WHAT'S NEW, WHAT'S NEXT AND WHAT WORKS?
Late-breaking news from Next-generation Internet projects will be presented. Panelists will address their current status, next step, and what has lead them to success. Panelists: