Now while we’ve heard rumors swirling about this for quite a while—including talk that Portland Mayor Sam Adams is lobbying for the conference fairly heavily—it’s rapidly moving into the 99% sure category.
Today, that rumor got a little closer to reality.
According to a Google Groups post by David Percy, Geospatial Data Manager at Portland State University, the manager of catering at the Oregon Convention Center has mentioned that OSCON will be back in town, July 19-23, 2010. Andy (@thesethings) all but confirms it, as well.
Now, I’m reticent to post this as a for sure thing. Especially given that the O’Reilly site doesn’t reflect any location or dates for OSCON as of yet. But it’s looking fairly certain that we’re going to have two major open source conferences in Portland this summer, with Open Source Bridge and OSCON.
Stay tuned. When I know, you’ll know. Or you can follow OSCON on Twitter—which still says it’s in San Jose—and get the announcement when it’s official.
The Mayor’s Office has confirmed that the contract has been signed. Still waiting for the O’Reilly confirmation.