Talk:Tim O'Reilly

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Move much of this to O'Reilly Media?[edit]

Most of these paragraphs are not about Tim as a person, but about what ORM did under his direction, and thus are more properly a history of the company. Nothing is mentioned of Tim's non-ORM life (like his biography of Frank Herbert or his pre-ORA days as a technical writer). If those aren't interesting, maybe Tim O'Reilly should simply be a #REDIRECT to ORM? --Randal L. Schwartz 03:18, 19 September 2005 (UTC)

I agree. I tried moving most of the obvious ORM material. This could still be done to minimize this article. --69.54.29.23 15:39, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Needs clarification[edit]

"Reilly Media published the first book about the web, devoting a whole chapter to it in 1992 when there were only 200 web sites in Ed Krol's groundbreaking Whole Internet User's Guide and Catalog."

1) What was the title?

2) If "a whole chapter" was about the web, but this was "the first book about the web", then what was the rest of the book about?

- 200.141.119.254 03:55, 5 January 2006 (UTC)

I was confused by that, too. The book was about the Internet: email, archie, telnet, .... This has been moved to O'Reilly. --69.54.29.23 15:39, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Offensive use of a patent?[edit]

"In 2001, Tim became involved in a major tiff with Amazon.com, leading a protest against Amazon's one-click patent, and specifically, Amazon's offensive use of that patent against rival barnesandnoble.com." - Can anybody please clarify what is meant here by "offensive use of a patent"? This seems like an odd thing to say. - 200.141.119.254 04:09, 5 January 2006 (UTC)

"Web 2.0" trademark controversy[edit]

The page does in no way mention the Web 2.0 trademark controversy, which does not seem fair under a NPOV perspective -- it seems like T. O´Reilly himself had written the article. I understand that you moved all the related infos to the ORM page, but, IMHO, if you cite the Web 2.0 thing, you should at least briefly point out that there´s controversy around that.

Amazon vs Tim[edit]

I think this should be moved to a subsection in the page. Right now, it takes up almost 30% of the page, and this is too much. Tim wouldnt want to associate his LIFE with fighting against this patent right? ;) so why make this so long compared to the rest which should talk about Tim as a person. (I am not saying take this out, I am saying move this to become less "central" on this page than it appears right now) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.108.103.172 (talk) 18:31, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

Skimpy biography[edit]

This seems like a very skimpy biography and tells the reader very little about Tim O'Reilly beyond where he went to school and what his philosophy is on trademarks, patents and open sourcing. Surely, more be added about his person than a link to articles he's written on his website. I'm not suggesting something invasive just basic information about the man (kids? what state does he live in? who has he collaborated with in the industry?). This is a textbook dry Wikipedia entry. 208.54.95.76 (talk) 20:08, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

Seth Godin agrees with you. Achitnis (talk) 09:14, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

Tim is a far more influential individual than this article would imply. Something needs to be done to convey this. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.160.217.128 (talk) 21:42, 22 August 2010 (UTC)