[ubuntu-uk] Miro talk in London, March 12th

David gotfirefox at gmail.com
Fri Feb 29 16:39:27 GMT 2008

This is something I'd be interested in seeing, unfortunately London is a 5
hour train trip away.

Do you know if the talk is going to be recorded on video?


David Martin

On 27/02/2008, John Levin <john at technolalia.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Below, details of an event I'm organising, which should be of interest
> to those of you in the London area. Apologies if the list gets it twice,
> but my email has been playing up.
> John
> The Greater London Linux User Group (GLLUG) announces a special guest
> appearance from Holmes Wilson of Miro at the University of Westminster,
> Cavendish Street Campus, on Wednesday March 12th 2008, at 7pm.
> Miro is free, non-profit, open-source software for watching video online
> that was downloaded over 2 million times last year.
> Wilson will be talking about why Miro's free, open-source approach is
> essential for fully realizing the socially transforming power of
> internet video, and about why it's important for the desktop linux
> movement.
> There will be time for questions, and drinks afterwards at the King and
> Queen public house round the corner.
> All welcome. No charge.
> Date: 7pm, Wednesday March 12th.
> Venue: University of Westmins School of Infomatics
> 115 New Cavendish Street,
> London W1W 6UW
> Nearest underground stations: Great Portland Street, Warren Street,
> Goodge Street.
> http://www.wmin.ac.uk/cscs/page-49
> King and Queen
> 1 Foley Street
> London W1P 7LE
> http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/91/913/King_and_Queen/Fitzrovia
> About Holmes Wilson:
> Holmes Wilson is a co-founder of Participatory Culture Foundation /
> Miro.   Previously, he helped start the Worcester Computer Co-op (an
> organization that uses free software and recycled computers to start
> computer labs in his city) and OpenCongress.org (a government
> transparency project that gathers information on US legislation).
> About Miro:
> Miro is a free open-source desktop video application that is designed to
> make mass media more open and accessible for everyone.
> Television is the most popular medium in our culture. But broadcast and
> cable TV has always been controlled by a small number of big
> corporations. We believe that the internet provides an opportunity to
> open television in ways that have never been possible before.
> Miro is designed to eliminate gatekeepers. Viewers can connect to any
> video provider that they want. This frees creators to use the video
> hosting setup that works best for them-- whether they choose to
> self-publish or use a service. It's the kind of openness that the
> internet allows and that we should all demand.
> http://www.getmiro.com/
> About the Participatory Culture Foundation (PCF):
> Participatory Culture Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit based in
> Worcester, MA. It was founded in 2005 with a mission to build tools and
> services that give people more ways to engage in their culture. Miro is
> its core project.
> http://participatoryculture.org/
> About the Greater London Linux User Group:
> GLLUG is a diverse group of people from all walks of life who just
> happen to share an interest in the GNU/Linux operating system.
> We communicate mostly using a mailing list and discuss all aspects of
> using and promoting Linux and open source software in general. GLLUG
> organises regular meetings for members to get together.
> There is no formal membership, just join the mailing list, come and chat
> on the IRC channel, or turn up at a meeting. Everybody's welcome.
> Although the name says London, we have members situated in many places
> outside London, even outside the UK.
> http://www.gllug.org.uk/
> For further information, contact John Levin, john at technolalia.org
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