[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: Linuxtag 2006
Fri Feb 3 17:26:52 CET 2006
On Fri, Feb 03, 2006 at 04:02:09PM +0000, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Diego Biurrun said:
> > 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.
Fill in the English stuff and add a few people to the project. Once I
have an account I can quickly translate the texts to German.
> > So what can we do?
> > * 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?
FYI, I still have the big MPlayer logo poster from last year.
> > * Live-CDs, we wanted to make one last year, it did not get finished in
> > time..
> 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?
Luca Barbato wanted to create a Gentoo live CD. Dunno how far he got in
> > * 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.
Given the price of blank CDs this should not be a big issue. It would
be nice if we could at least print a logo or something on the CDs. We
had some preliminary logos last year, IIRC Alexander Strasser made them.
> We need permission from Linuxtag to sell stuff. I included a request
> for this in the project registration.
OK, although I think we should just give them away in exchange for a
donation of the visitor's choice.
> > * 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.
I would love for this to become a reality. It would show off one big
advantage of FOSS: That you can really get in touch with the devs and
that everybody can make a difference, even with a bug report, no matter
how small it might be.
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