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O'Reilly Media (formerly O'Reilly & Associates) is an American learning company established by Tim O'Reilly that publishes books, produces tech conferences, and provides an online learning platform. Its distinctive brand features a woodcut of an animal on many of its book covers.

O’Reilly Media Inc.
Founded1978; 43 years ago (1978)
FounderTim O'Reilly
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationSebastopol, California
DistributionIngram Publisher Services
Publication typesbooks, videos
Official websitewww.oreilly.com

Contents

Early days

O'Reilly Media is best known for its color-coded "Animal Books".

The company began in 1978 as a private consulting firm doing technical writing, based in the Cambridge, Massachusetts area. In 1984, it began to retain publishing rights on manuals created for Unix vendors. A few 70-page "Nutshell Handbooks" were well-received, but the focus remained on the consulting business until 1988. After a conference displaying O'Reilly's preliminary Xlib manuals attracted significant attention, the company began increasing production of manuals and books. The original cover art consisted of animal designs developed by Edie Freedman because she thought that Unix program names sounded like "weird animals".

Global Network Navigator

In 1993 O'Reilly Media created the first web portal, when they launched one of the first Web-based resources, Global Network Navigator. GNN was sold to AOL in 1995, in one of the first large transactions of the dot-com bubble. GNN was the first site on the World Wide Web to feature paid advertising.

Conferences

In March 2020, O'Reilly announced they would be closing the live conferences arm of their business.

Although O'Reilly Media got its start in publishing, roughly two decades after its genesis the company expanded into event production. In 1997, O'Reilly launched The Perl Conference to cross-promote its books on the Perl programming language. Many of the company's other software bestsellers were also on topics that did not attract much attention of the commercial software industry. In 1998, O'Reilly invited many of the leaders of software projects to a meeting. Originally called the freeware summit, the meeting became known as the Open Source Summit. The O'Reilly Open Source Convention (which includes the Perl conference) is now one of O'Reilly's flagship events. Other key events include the Strata Conference on big data, the Velocity Conference on Web Performance and Operations, and FOO Camp. Past events of note include the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference and the Web 2.0 Summit. Overall, O'Reilly describes its business not as publishing or conferences, but as "changing the world by spreading the knowledge of innovators."

Today, the company offers a variety of conferences including:

Discontinued conferences

  • O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference (2001 as O'Reilly P2P Conference; 2002–2009)
  • Fluent
  • Tools of Change (TOC) Conference (2007–2013)
  • The Next:Economy Summit
  • The Next:Money Summit
  • The Solid Conference
  • The O'Reilly Design Conference
  • Web 2.0 Summit (co-produced with TechWeb)
  • Web 2.0 Expo (co-produced with TechWeb)
  • MySQL Conference and Expo (co-presented by MySQL AB, until 2008, then by Sun Microsystems since 2009, now by Oracle Corporation since 2010.)
  • RailsConf (co-presented by Ruby Central)
  • Where 2.0
  • Money:Tech
  • Gov 2.0 Expo and Gov 2.0 Summit (co-produced with TechWeb)
  • O'Reilly school of technology discontinued as of January 6, 2016

O'Reilly Network

In the late 1990s, O'Reilly founded the O'Reilly Network, which grew to include sites such as:

  • LinuxDevCenter.com
  • MacDevCenter.com
  • WindowsDevCenter.com
  • ONLamp.com
  • O'Reilly Radar

In 2008 the company revised its online model and stopped publishing on several of its sites (including Codezoo and O'Reilly Connection). The company also produced dev2dev (a WebLogic-oriented site) in association with BEA and java.net (an open-source community for Java programmers) in association with Sun Microsystems and CollabNet.

O'Reilly Online Learning (formerly Safari Books Online)

In 2001, O'Reilly launched Safari Books Online, a subscription-based service providing access to ebooks and videos as a joint venture with the Pearson Technology Group. The platform includes content from O'Reilly and over 200 publishers including Adobe Press, Alpha Books, Cisco Press, FT Press, Microsoft Press, New Riders Publishing, Packt, Peachpit Press, Prentice Hall, Prentice Hall PTR, Que and Sams Publishing.

In 2014, O'Reilly Media acquired Pearson's stake, making Safari Books Online a wholly owned subsidiary of O'Reilly Media. O'Reilly did a redesign of the site and had success in expanding beyond Safari's core B2C market into the B2B Enterprise market.

In 2017, O'Reilly Media announced they were no longer selling books online, including eBooks. Instead, everyone was encouraged to sign up for Safari or purchase books through online retailers such as Amazon.

In 2018, O’Reilly Media rebranded Safari to what is now O’Reilly online learning. The platform includes books, videos, live online training, O’Reilly conference videos, and more. In 2019, O'Reilly acquired Katacoda so users can experiment with code in the website itself.

Web 2.0 phrase

In 2003, after the dot com bust, O'Reilly's corporate goal was to reignite enthusiasm in the computer industry. To do this, Dale Dougherty and Tim O'Reilly decided to use the term "Web 2.0" coined in January 1999 by Darcy DiNucci. The term was used for the Web 2.0 Summit run by O'Reilly Media and TechWeb (formerly CMP Media). CMP registered Web 2.0 as a Service Mark "for arranging and conducting live events, namely trade shows, expositions, business conferences and educational conferences in various fields of computers and information technology." Web 2.0 framed what distinguished the companies that survived the dot com bust from those that died, and identified key drivers of future success, including what is now called “cloud computing,” big data, and new approaches to iterative, data-driven software development.

The tarsier featured on the cover of Learning the vi Editor has been incorporated into the O'Reilly logo.

In May 2006 CMP Media learned of an impending event called the "Web 2.0 Half day conference." Concerned over their obligation to take reasonable means to enforce their trade and service marks CMP sent a cease and desist letter to the non-profit Irish organizers of the event. This attempt to restrict through legal mechanisms the use of the term was criticized by some. The legal issue was resolved by O'Reilly's apologizing for the early and aggressive involvement of attorneys, rather than simply calling the organizers, and allowing them to use the service mark for this single event.

Make: and Craft:

In January 2005 the company launched Make: magazine and in 2006 it launched Maker Faire. The flagship Maker Faire in San Mateo, CA, drew over 130,000 attendees. Other Faires around the world collectively draw millions. In 2012, O'Reilly Media spun out the Make properties into a separate venture-backed company, Maker Media, headed up by former O'Reilly executive and Make founder Dale Dougherty.

In the fall of 2006, O'Reilly added a second magazine, Craft:, with the tagline "Transforming Traditional Crafts." Craft: folded in 2009.

In the summer of 2019, Maker Media laid off its entire staff and ceased operations.

Post–Tim O'Reilly era

In 2011, Tim O'Reilly stepped down from his day-to-day duties as O'Reilly Media CEO to focus his energy and attention on the Gov 2.0 movement. Since then, the company has been run by Laura Baldwin. Baldwin comes from a finance and consulting background.

Infinite Skills acquisition

In 2014 O'Reilly acquired Infinite Skills, a Canadian publisher of online and DVD video courses.

O'Reilly uses Creative Commons' Founders Copyright, which grants the company exclusive use of content produced by the authors who sign with them for 28 years. Although it is shorter than the current default duration of the monopoly in copyright law, it is still quite restrictive compared with other, widely used, licenses offered by Creative Commons.

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Wide Web to feature paid advertising 3 Conferences Edit In March 2020 O Reilly announced they would be closing the live conferences arm of their business 4 Although O Reilly Media got its start in publishing roughly two decades after its genesis the company expanded into event production In 1997 O Reilly launched The Perl Conference to cross promote its books on the Perl programming language Many of the company s other software bestsellers were also on topics that did not attract much attention of the commercial software industry In 1998 O Reilly invited many of the leaders of software projects to a meeting Originally called the freeware summit the meeting became known as the Open Source Summit The O Reilly Open Source Convention which includes the Perl conference is now one of O Reilly s flagship events Other key events include the Strata Conference on big data the Velocity Conference on Web Performance and Operations and FOO Camp Past events of note include the O Reilly Emerging Technology Conference and the Web 2 0 Summit Overall O Reilly describes its business not as publishing or conferences but as changing the world by spreading the knowledge of innovators 5 Today the company offers a variety of conferences including Strata Data Conference OSCON O Reilly Open Source Convention Velocity Conference Artificial Intelligence Conference TensorFlow World The O Reilly Software Architecture ConferenceDiscontinued conferences Edit O Reilly Emerging Technology Conference 2001 as O Reilly P2P Conference 6 2002 2009 7 Fluent Tools of Change TOC Conference 2007 2013 8 The Next Economy Summit The Next Money Summit The Solid Conference The O Reilly Design Conference Web 2 0 Summit co produced with TechWeb Web 2 0 Expo co produced with TechWeb MySQL Conference and Expo co presented by MySQL AB until 2008 then by Sun Microsystems since 2009 now by Oracle Corporation since 2010 RailsConf co presented by Ruby Central Where 2 0 Money Tech Gov 2 0 Expo and Gov 2 0 Summit co produced with TechWeb O Reilly school of technology discontinued as of January 6 2016O Reilly Network Edit In the late 1990s O Reilly founded the O Reilly Network which grew to include sites such as LinuxDevCenter com MacDevCenter com WindowsDevCenter com ONLamp com O Reilly Radar In 2008 the company revised its online model and stopped publishing on several of its sites including Codezoo and O Reilly Connection 9 The company also produced dev2dev a WebLogic oriented site in association with BEA and java net an open source community for Java programmers in association with Sun Microsystems and CollabNet O Reilly Online Learning formerly Safari Books Online Edit In 2001 O Reilly launched Safari Books Online a subscription based service providing access to ebooks and videos as a joint venture with the Pearson Technology Group The platform includes content from O Reilly and over 200 publishers including Adobe Press Alpha Books Cisco Press FT Press Microsoft Press New Riders Publishing Packt Peachpit Press Prentice Hall Prentice Hall PTR Que and Sams Publishing In 2014 O Reilly Media acquired Pearson s stake making Safari Books Online a wholly owned subsidiary of O Reilly Media 10 O Reilly did a redesign of the site and had success in expanding beyond Safari s core B2C market into the B2B Enterprise market In 2017 O Reilly Media announced they were no longer selling books online including eBooks Instead everyone was encouraged to sign up for Safari or purchase books through online retailers such as Amazon 11 In 2018 O Reilly Media rebranded Safari to what is now O Reilly online learning The platform includes books videos live online training O Reilly conference videos and more In 2019 O Reilly acquired Katacoda so users can experiment with code in the website itself 12 Web 2 0 phrase Edit In 2003 after the dot com bust O Reilly s corporate goal was to reignite enthusiasm in the computer industry To do this Dale Dougherty and Tim O Reilly decided to use the term Web 2 0 coined in January 1999 by Darcy DiNucci The term was used for the Web 2 0 Summit run by O Reilly Media and TechWeb formerly CMP Media CMP registered Web 2 0 as a Service Mark for arranging and conducting live events namely trade shows expositions business conferences and educational conferences in various fields of computers and information technology Web 2 0 framed what distinguished the companies that survived the dot com bust from those that died and identified key drivers of future success including what is now called cloud computing big data and new approaches to iterative data driven software development The tarsier featured on the cover of Learning the vi Editor has been incorporated into the O Reilly logo In May 2006 CMP Media learned of an impending event called the Web 2 0 Half day conference Concerned over their obligation to take reasonable means to enforce their trade and service marks CMP sent a cease and desist letter to the non profit Irish organizers of the event This attempt to restrict through legal mechanisms the use of the term was criticized by some The legal issue was resolved by O Reilly s apologizing for the early and aggressive involvement of attorneys rather than simply calling the organizers and allowing them to use the service mark for this single event 13 Make and Craft Edit In January 2005 the company launched Make magazine and in 2006 it launched Maker Faire The flagship Maker Faire in San Mateo CA drew over 130 000 attendees Other Faires around the world collectively draw millions 14 In 2012 O Reilly Media spun out the Make properties into a separate venture backed company Maker Media headed up by former O Reilly executive and Make founder Dale Dougherty 15 In the fall of 2006 O Reilly added a second magazine Craft with the tagline Transforming Traditional Crafts Craft folded in 2009 In the summer of 2019 Maker Media laid off its entire staff and ceased operations 16 Post Tim O Reilly era Edit In 2011 Tim O Reilly stepped down from his day to day duties as O Reilly Media CEO to focus his energy and attention on the Gov 2 0 movement Since then the company has been run by Laura Baldwin Baldwin comes from a finance and consulting background Infinite Skills acquisition Edit In 2014 O Reilly acquired Infinite Skills a Canadian publisher of online and DVD video courses 17 Licensing EditO Reilly uses Creative Commons Founders Copyright which grants the company exclusive use of content produced by the authors who sign with them for 28 years Although it is shorter than the current default duration of the monopoly in copyright law it is still quite restrictive compared with other widely used licenses offered by Creative Commons 18 See also EditCategory O Reilly Media booksReferences Edit Publishers We Work With Book Distribution Ingram Content Group Retrieved 2017 11 12 a b Levy Steven October 2005 The Trend Spotter Wired Conde Nast Retrieved 27 April 2014 The History of Online Advertising AdPushup Retrieved 1 May 2016 Baer dbInsight Tony O Reilly closes the live conference business ZDNet Retrieved 2020 03 26 Reflections on our First 25 Years 22 October 2014 Retrieved 1 May 2016 O Reilly Peer to Peer Conference 2001 Archived from the original on January 21 2003 O Reilly Emerging Technology Conference Retrieved 1 May 2016 O Reilly Tim 2 May 2013 Ending the TOC Conference But Still Pushing Tools of Change for Publishing O Reilly Media Retrieved 27 September 2014 Codezoo and Connection landing page Oreilly com 2007 10 03 Retrieved 2010 08 10 O Reilly purchases Pearson s stake in Safari O Reilly Media 4 August 2014 We re reinventing too O Reilly Media 29 June 2017 O Reilly acquires Katacoda and a new way for 2 5M customers to learn O Reilly Media 19 November 2019 Ivry Sara May 29 2006 Squabble Over Name Ruffles a Web Utopia New York Times Maker Faire Make a Maker Faire Maker Faire Maker Faire Retrieved 1 May 2016 O Reilly Tim January 24 2013 Why We Spun Out Maker Media O Reilly Media Constine Josh 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