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Speaking at FLOSCaribbean Conference
By dyfet, Section GNU-Friends
Posted on Wed Apr 9th, 2003 at 16:58:57 GMT
It seems I am to be a featured speaker (http://www.floscaribbean.org/speakers.html) at this year's "Free Libre and Open Source" Caribbean Conference (http://www.floscaribbean.org), to be held at the Auditorium of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, Port of Spain, Trinidad, on the 26th and 27th of June this year.

This looks like it will be a very interesting free software event. When I am not on the beach, I will be speaking about Free Software in government, and about GNU Alexandria, which is a spinoff of GNU Bayonne that focuses on enabling e-government services for the visually impaired.


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[new] Please make a recording and other tips (#1)
by jbn (#168) () on Mon Apr 14th, 2003 at 00:40:14 GMT
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Please make a recording of your talk and any Q&A session relevant to Free Software. I would like to air more Free Software speakers on my show Digital Citizen on community radio station WEFT 90.1 FM.

If you record your talk, please remember that the people hearing the recording can't hear any questions that come up. Listening to you responding to an audience member saying "Yes...that's right...well, no, that's not how it works..." leaves us in the dark; we can't figure out what the question is from your response (listeners are often trying to understand what Free Software is, let alone trying to grapple with the finer points of someone's question). We often have no idea what the conversation is about and so we mentally tune out because we figure whatever is being discussed is only important to the participants of the conversation (you and the questioner). My point here is simple: even if the questioner speaks loudly, even if you think they're at a microphone, please repeat the question or point before you respond so listeners can follow your logic.

Finally, please consider making a high quality copy of your talk available in Ogg Vorbis format and licensing it under a Creative Commons license that allows at least verbatim sharing in any medium. Creative Commons licenses allow people to publicly distribute your work and share copies of your work with others (even if only verbatim copies). Licensing your work with accepted licenses really helps grease the wheels for people like me to share your thoughts and insights with my community.

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