[Linux-aus] Re: web based IRC for Q&A session

Andrew Pollock me at andrew.net.au
Thu Jun 15 13:38:01 UTC 2006

On Wed, Jun 14, 2006 at 03:55:49PM +1000, Stewart Smith wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-06-13 at 14:46 +1000, Pia Waugh wrote:
> > Rusty Russell is going to have a live Q&A session about anti-circumvention
> > issues in Australia, and how it impacts the Australian FOSS community. James
> > Purser will be running the show, interviewing Rusty and taking questions
> > from you, the live audience real-time via IRC. This will be live on Friday
> > night 8:30pm Sydney time and the web streaming location will be posted in
> > the #linux-aus IRC channel on irc.freenode.net from earlier that day. Please
> > post your questions there too during the session for James to ask Rusty and
> > have your questions answered. The stream will also be posted on the LA site
> > after the event for others to catch it, however make sure you come to the
> > live session to get your questions in and find out how anti-circumvention
> > issues in Australia affect YOU.
> To get a wider possible audience and have the lowest barrier to
> participation possible, I propose we install:
> http://cgiirc.sourceforge.net/
> on digital (the LA box) and have it set up ready to immediately point
> people to the right channel.
> The config (http://cgiirc.sourceforge.net/docs/config.php) looks really
> easy to set up to point people to the right place.
> It allows restriction so that people can only join the server and
> channel we configure.
> This is so that a working knowledge of IRC is not required to
> participate and ask questions.
> Admin team - it's probably best if you set this up with the proper
> packages and such - this way we'll get updates.

Done. http://www.linux.org.au/cgiirc connects with #linux-aus on Freenode.

Let me know if you want a dedicated channel instead.



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