[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: Linuxtag 2006
Fri Feb 3 17:02:09 CET 2006
Diego Biurrun said:
> On Fri, Feb 03, 2006 at 08:51:25AM +0000, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
>> Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski <dominik at rangers.eu.org> writes:
>> > I'd very much prefer to have a booth. If we don't, I probably won't come.
>> OK, that makes it two of us. What days are you available to help out
>> with booth duties?
>> Any others? Diego? Roberto?
> I'm glad that finally somebody else is taking the initiative to push
> this forward. I will be there for the whole duration of the event and I
> will help you with the organization. So will Roberto.
Great. I've registered the project on the Linuxtag website. It's
shouting at me for not providing a German description of the project.
Is that a requirement? My German isn't quite up to the task, I'm afraid.
> Now that we have a few people committed to being there we should plan a
> bit what we want to showcase at the booth. Remember that the booth
> should not just be a get-together for us. The booth should have a
> purpose and be informative and attractive for the visitors.
> My personal ideas are that we should try to have a bit more to offer
> than last year and try to get a bit of hacking done. I think both
> things can be accomplished. Our booth from two years ago was better
> than the one last year if we take into account that we were doing it for
> the first time.
> So what can we do?
> * NUT will hopefully be finished by then and we could try to showcase it
> as good as we can. We could hand out free samples of NUT-encoded files,
> we can have some flyers or info sheets about NUT comparing it to other
> container formats and there could be beamer presentations about it once
> or twice a day.
Sounds like a good idea. I should read up on the NUT spec myself. Would
someone with a bit of NUT involvement volunteer to draw up some slides/posters?
> * A beamer playing multimedia content should be available.
Yes, that's more or less essential. Is anyone willing to lend one?
> * Put up the obligatory MPlayer poster, but also something more, maybe a
> diagram that explains the inner workings of multimedia players/files
> or NUT-related stuff.
Who can print large formats?
> * Live-CDs, we wanted to make one last year, it did not get finished in
How far did it get? Are there some rotting bits on someones hard drive that
could be revived, or is it better to start afresh?
> * Collect donations, sell CDs with multimedia software on it. We were
> asked about this constantly the last two years. Download seems to be
> nice, take away better...
We could burn these on demand, and avoid wasting blanks. We need permission
from Linuxtag to sell stuff. I included a request for this in the project
> * On-stage fixing: Why not have people bring in their broken samples on
> CD and we try to fix them immediately. No guarantees of course, the
> complexity of playback fixes can be arbitrarily high, but I'm sure we
> can pull off a few bug fixes. Telling people about workarounds will
> also make them happy. We wanted to do this last year, but didn't
> manage due to lack of organization. LinuxTag would love this, they
> wanted to add this to the list of available highlights last year.
Good idea. I'll bring a few DVDs that are strange in one way or another.
> * Try to make the booth a bit more open and welcoming. The tables and
> notebooks should not be a barricade between us and the visitors. I
> imagine a few of us standing talking to people and maybe sittind down
> with them in a corner and a few others explicitly hacking in another
> corner. So if somebody prefers to have less interaction, this is also
> possible (assuming of course that it's not the majority).
> I'm sure we can come up with even more ideas, this should be a start.
Just keep them coming. No idea is too bad to suggest.
mru at inprovide.com
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