I was going to try to use Nicecast to stream audio from the conference, but (1) it’s proprietary and I haven’t paid for an uncrippled version, and (2) I haven’t figured out how it works yet. So no dice.
I finally met Jimbo Wales in person and got to talk to him personally. We discussed trying to do a tour of FreeCulture.org’s chapters for him next school year (he’s still interested), and also open access textbooks / wikibooks. Interesting part of the conversation: Jimbo notes that while in some ways a student is not qualified for writing the textbook for their class, obviously since they’re taking it they have something to learn, but in other ways they *are* qualified. I forget exactly what Jimbo said about why they’re qualified, but they’re engaged in the material and teaching others is a great way to learn.
Biella accuses me of being a “flosstitute” and a “flip-flosser”, apparently insults that originated with Mako Hill.
I also talked to Pat Aufderheide (sp?) and Peter Jaczi about their fair use in documentaries documentary, I think we should do screenings of it at our chapters… they said they could give us DVDs. All in all, a relatively productive conference, I think.
Yeah, ain’t he cool?
icecast is ogg (theora) friendly streaming server, it’s pretty sweet