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Open Conference

The term Open conference (or "openconference") is a derivative of the adjective "opensource", and its meaning is similarly based on the ideas of public access and community development found in the open source culture and OpenCourseWare movements. "Conference" in this sense is used to indicate an academic or professional gathering of practitioners in a given field to present and discuss current thought, research, and practice.

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Robert Jaworski - Professional Career - Ginebra
... and Arnaiz turned the moribund franchise into a competitive one almost overnight when in the first conference of the 1984 season, the All Filipino, he led the team to a runnerup finish against ... The Big J's first championship as a playing coach came in the 1986 Open Conference when he, alongside super imports Michael Hackett and Billy Ray Bates, dominated the entire conference to win the championship ... Purefoods Hotdogs, led by Ramon Fernandez who also coached the team in the previous (Open) conference before relinquishing the job to Cris Calilan early ...
List Of Barangay Ginebra Kings Seasons - Three-conference Era
... Season Conference Team name Elimination/classification round Playoffs Finish GP W L PCT GB Stage Results 1979 All-Filipino Cup Gilbey's Gin Tonics 31..2 ... Cup Gilbey's Gin Tonics 19..596 Invitational Conference Open Conference Finals Toyota 3, Gilbey's 1983 ... All-Filipino Cup 34..500 Finals Crispa 3, Gilbey's 0 Reinforced Filipino Cup Open. 2..500 2 (Mabuhay Cup) Reinforced Conference 3rd/5 6..538 4 Quarterfinals Coca-Cola 2, Barangay Ginebra 1 Elimination round (1986–2003) 313..465 — 25 semifinal ...
Barangay Ginebra Kings - History - 1985–1988: Ginebra San Miguel
... However, Ginebra failed to enter the finals in each of the three conferences, showing only a strong finish in the Reinforced Conference ... Billy Ray Bates was brought in for the 1986 Open Conference ... Each PBA team was allowed to get two imports for the said conference ...
Open Conference
... The term Open conference (or "openconference") is a derivative of the adjective "opensource", and its meaning is similarly based on the ideas of public access and community development found in the open source ... "Conference" in this sense is used to indicate an academic or professional gathering of practitioners in a given field to present and discuss current thought, research, and practice ... An open conference is a conference that is open to the general public (usually at no cost) and encourages or requires participants to relax or eliminate intellectual property restrictions on ideas ...

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