Tuesday, 2 June 2009

MSC Malaysia Open Source Conference (MSC OSCONF) 2009 Day 2

Venue: Berjaya Times Square Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur

Date: 1 June 2009

Time: 9:30am - 6:00pm

I just highlighted two of the sessions that I like:


Anthony Baxter from Google discussed how his team can quickly develop and deploy Victorian Bushfires Map as the Australian local fire department websites can not handle the extremely large requests of information during the widespread bush fires. Tools involved are:

* Google App Engine to run Victorian Bushfires Map on Google's infrastructure which can be scaled very easily.

* Geocoded RSS to let location information described in an interoperable manner.

* gdal2tiles to allow easy publishing of the high resolution satellite raster maps.


Gen Kanai from Mozilla Asia talked about Firefox 3.5, Open Web and HTML5.

Interesting points:

* South Korea - almost 99% Microsoft Internet Explorer. Further information at his blog. This is really bad as every South Korean is forced to use Microsoft Windows.

* Bespin - a Mozilla Labs project aiming to create an open extensible and interoperable web-based framework for code editing

* HTML5 supports Video and Audio without plug-in, video format will be the open source Ogg video. Does this mean there will be huge amount of videos in other format that need to be converted to Ogg video?

* HTML5 supports off-line capability, similar to Google Gears. This will be direct competition with Adobe AIR and Microsoft Silverlight 3 Run from Desktop.

Other photos I took can be found in my Picasa Web Album.
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