[FOSDEM] Proposition of presentation

claire corgnou clarista.mozilla at gmail.com
Fri Jan 6 18:13:05 CET 2012


It's not really Mozilla's magnetism... Maybe more my boyfriend's magnetism
;-)
BUT: it's true that the Parisian community has taken time to explain me
what FLOSS is, and to involve me. More than my boyfriend who is unable to
explain what he is doing...

2012/1/6 Philip Paeps <philip at fosdem.org>

> 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
> Ministry of Information
>
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