[FOSDEM] Proposition of presentation

Philip Paeps philip at fosdem.org
Fri Jan 6 18:07:35 CET 2012

On 2012-01-06 18:01:05 (+0100), claire corgnou <clarista.mozilla at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2012/1/6 Philip Paeps <philip at fosdem.org>
> > On 2012-01-06 15:11:42 (+0100), claire corgnou <clarista.mozilla at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I'd like to propose you a presentation I could do during the Fosdem: a
> > > presentation about FLOSS and Average Jane or Joe = why we need to reach
> > > the whole public, to explain the FLOSS 'philosophy... Because people
> > > don't know the ideal that is behind FLOSS. And because "normal" people
> > > can do a lot of things to help to spread FLOSS. So I'd like also to give
> > > some ideas of easy contributions towards the public.
> >
> > It's not clear to me what the target audience of your presentation is.  If
> > the target audience is 'Average Jane or Joe', it's a lot like preaching to
> > the converted at FOSDEM: we're all convinced of open source already; so
> > convinced in fact that we develop open source software (not the D in
> > FOSDEM).  If the intent is to instruct developers in how to better
> > communicate with "muggles" on the other hand, it might fit in the
> > "Community" track if there's room for it on the schedule.
> The target of this presentation would be the "geeks" :D I'd like to convince
> them they need Average Jane or Joe, so I'd like to convince them to welcome
> Average Jane or Joe, and to learn geeks how to speak to them.

Sounds valid for the "Community" track then.  I see Pascal has also followed
up.  He knows more about the schedule than I do.

> You know, I am an Average Jane, and it has been quite difficult to me to
> enter the community. Difficult, but not impossible! And now, I simply love
> FLOSS. So I'd like to explain how Mozillians managed to catch my attention.
> Am I clear? :-)

Quite.  I look forward to learning more about Mozillian magnetism.

 - Philip

Philip Paeps
Senior Reality Engineer
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