[Linux-aus] LA grant application

Silvia Pfeiffer silvia at silvia-pfeiffer.de
Sat Dec 9 15:49:03 UTC 2006

Hi Nathan,

FOMS is mostly a workshop/conference where there are short
presentations, long discussions, and long bug fixing/feature
development sessions happening.

We will have one or two cameras at FOMS to record talks, but it may
well be that Holger's talk is only addressing issues on Linux that
don't work in order to point them out to other developers.

Thus I assume that the talk that you were referring is a talk at SLUG.
This has not been confirmed yet. But I have had brief chats with some
committee members in SLUG and there is the possibility to reserve a
talk slot for Holger.

In this case, Holger's talk will definately be recorded and I will
personally make sure that it gets published. Also, if you have any
contacts at the named universities that we should invite to this talk,
I'm more than happy to send the invitations. I will try and locate the
relevant people in the areas that you pointed out.


On 12/9/06, Nathan Bailey <Nathan.Bailey at its.monash.edu.au> wrote:
> I support this, but I would like to see Holger's talk videoed(!)
> because I think this is valuable reference information that we can
> share far broader than just FOMS/LCA.
> This is an issue that a number of LUGs (and open source conferences)
> struggle with -- capturing and distributing high quality presentations.
> It is also a rapidly warming up topic (not quite "hot" ;-) at
> Universities (audio is hot, video is still catching up) -- it would
> be good to see if Library/EdTech people could be encouraged to come
> to Holger's talk too (i.e. I'd like the grant recipients to make a
> special effort to specifically contact the appropriate people at
> Sydney Unis about the presentation, because this is a good
> opportunity to get OSS into that space in Unis).
> re,
> N
> On 09/12/2006, at 10:21 AM, Silvia Pfeiffer wrote:
> > Dear Linux Australia,
> >
> > I'm part of the organising committee for FOMS 2007 (11th-12th January
> > 2007), Foundations of Open Media Software, a developer
> > meeting/conference which is an offspring from the former audio/video
> > miniconf of LCA . FOMS is built around a similar model to the Desktop
> > Architects meetings of OSDL, but with a focus on media technologies
> > and applications.
> >
> > We have put together an awesome list of speakers/projects, see
> > http://www.annodex.org/events/foms2007, and will be addressing many of
> > the challenges that digital media technologies still face on Linux.
> >
> > Some of the speakers will require sponsorship to attend FOMS.
> >
> > This is a request for a grant from LA to sponsor the conference. In a
> > chat with Pia, she suggested that rather than ask for general
> > sponsorship, I pick one particular speaker who will bring value to
> > Australia and request you sponsor him. So, more concretely, this is a
> > request to sponsor the trip of Holger Levsen (cc-ed).
> >
> >
> > Here is my grant application:
> >
> > Date: 6th December 2006
> >
> > Project Name: FOMS: Foundations of Open Media Software, Conference
> >
> > Aim of Project:
> > The aim of FOMS is to get the right people together to take the next
> > steps in open media software. We will meet and discuss next year's
> > plans of open media software developers and forge relationships to
> > unwind the kinks, making open media kick ever more ass.
> >
> > Aim of this Grant application:
> > The aim of this grant application is to sponsor the trip of Holger
> > Levsen (http://layer-acht.org/) to FOMS. Holger is one of the key
> > organisers of the video recordings at FOSDEM, at debconf since 2004
> > and now also a organiser of debconf.
> >
> > Holger has made it possible that debconf's talk videos are available
> > in a timely manner and streamed live. He has set up reliable
> > infrastructure and can tell a tale of success unparalleled with open
> > media software. He has also developed tools to support these tasks and
> > publshed them as open source software.
> >
> > With this grant, Holger will come to Australia and attend FOMS, he
> > will also stay on for LCA and help out with the video recordings at
> > LCA, and Holger has offer to give a talk at SLUG.
> >
> > I believe the most important reason that Holger should be sponsored to
> > come to Australia is to enable Australian open media software
> > enthousiasts, which will be gathering at FOMS and also at LCA, to have
> > an exchange of experiences, tools, ideas & recommendations with
> > another successful overseas expert and to create links into the
> > overseas communities.
> >
> >
> > Person Resposible for Request: Silvia Pfeiffer
> >
> > Request: Holger's trip will cost at current estiamte approx EURO
> > 1.300, i.e. A$2,198; I'm requesting LA sponsorship of A$2,000 - FOMS
> > will cover the remainder.
> >
> >
> > Best Regards,
> >
> > Silvia.
> >
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