This is interesting. It's a project to freely provide data crawled from the Internet through cloud facilities. The video explains the concept.
The O'Reilly OSCON is done, but not forgotten. Did you make it to OSCON? If not, there is a page of videos which may give you some taste of what you missed. Additionally, David Mertz is a correspondent who has been our eyes on the ground in the past and has some interesting interviews to share. I expect the first soon and we'll share it with you as soon as we can.
Of course, we're always open to your own experiences. Take a moment to join the Real World Open Source community and provide your own observations in the blog. This isn't just mine, it belongs to all of us. I hope you'll contribute.