FOSS4G 2009 Press Release 37

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Volunteers needed to record FOSS4G for prosperity

Sydney, Australia. 18 October 2009.

Andrew Ross from FOSSLC and Ingres has offered the use of equipment and experience to film all the sessions at FOSS4G. Yes, you heard right, if we can find enough volunteers, all the FOSS4G presentations will be recorded and made available online for free through the FOSSLC website ( This includes the speaker talking and what ever they show on the screen. The videos will be licensed under the Creative Commons and embeddable in any web site.

The recordings will allow FOSS4G attendees to see talks they missed due to conflicts. It will bring the knowledge to people who could not afford to travel. It will allow the community to use the material as a reference library. It will also provide material for newcomers to assist their learning.

In order to do so, he needs approximately 8 volunteers to run the gear, and needs to borrow linux based computers (Fedora or Ubuntu based) temporarily. If you will be at the conference, and will be watching a sessions, why not help record the session for prosperity? If you can help out, please contact him at:

aross at fosslc dot org

About the Free and Open Source Software Learning Centre

The Free and Open Source Learning Centre (FOSSLC) is a non-profit organization run by volunteers from industry, academia, and community. It provides conferences, webcasts, online videos, and workshops teaching skills with open source software. FOSSLC is a vendor neutral and friendly place to learn about open source development, the business of open source, and meet people from the open source community. Read more about FOSSLC or follow FOSSLC on Twitter.

About FOSS4G

FOSS4G is the international Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial conference, which comes to Sydney, Australia, 20-23 October 2009. FOSS4G offers presentations, workshops, demos, an install-fest, and a code sprint. It is presented by the world's best Developers, Policy Makers, Sponsors and Geospatial Professionals and includes the latest geospatial applications, standards, government programs, business processes and case studies. Topics include mobile platforms, location based applications, crowd sourcing, cloud computing, development, spatial standards, integration of cross-agency data, Spatial Data Infrastructures, Sensor Webs, Web Processing Services, Integration of Open Source and Proprietary Software and more.

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