Here's another nice development on the community front: For the first time, Oracle is issuing blogger credentials for Oracle OpenWorld. A group of "A-listers" (as Scoble calls them) will soon receive (if they haven't already) invitations to accept full conference passes carte blanche, and to enjoy the same type of access that the mainstream press typically does (including a designated blogger area in the press room).
This may seem like a little thing, but for Oracle, it's far from it. It's active acknowledgment that the world has changed (no small feat for a huge corporation), and I applaud everyone involved for making it happen!
Update: At least one invitee (Dennis Howlett) is unimpressed (to say the least) with the fact that T&E will not be covered this year. What do you think about that issue?