[FOSDEM] Proposition of presentation

ulrich at cacert.org ulrich at cacert.org
Fri Jan 6 19:15:49 CET 2012


Hi,

the FLOSS revolution started some years ago ....
but without a big bang .... its a silent, but growing revolution

The revolutions in 1789 and 1968 started with a big bang
but I cannot tell you when the FLOSS revolution started :-P

Starting 1984 we had an oldtimer in community projects,
so maybe this may count ?-)


regards, uli   ;-)

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Von: fosdem-bounces at lists.fosdem.org
[mailto:fosdem-bounces at lists.fosdem.org] Im Auftrag von claire corgnou
Gesendet: Freitag, 6. Januar 2012 18:13
An: claire corgnou; fosdem at lists.fosdem.org
Betreff: Re: [FOSDEM] Proposition of presentation


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

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Philip Paeps
Senior Reality Engineer
Ministry of Information
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