HOLMES WILSON OF MIRO/PCF TALKS AT GLLUG, March 12th 2008.
The Greater London Linux User Group (GLLUG) announces a special guest appearance from Holmes Wilson of Miro at the University of Westminster, Cavendish Street Campus, on Wednesday March 12th 2008, at 7pm.
Miro is free, non-profit, open-source software for watching video online that was downloaded over 2 million times last year.
Wilson will be talking about why Miro's free, open-source approach is essential for fully realizing the socially transforming power of internet video, and about why it's important for the desktop linux movement.
There will be time for questions, and drinks afterwards at the King and Queen public house round the corner.
All welcome. No charge.
Date: 7pm, Wednesday March 12th.
Venue: University of Westmins School of Infomatics
115 New Cavendish Street,
London W1W 6UW
Nearest underground stations: Great Portland Street, Warren Street, Goodge Street.
King and Queen
1 Foley Street
London W1P 7LE
About Holmes Wilson:
Holmes Wilson is a co-founder of Participatory Culture Foundation / Miro. Previously, he helped start the Worcester Computer Co-op (an organization that uses free software and recycled computers to start computer labs in his city) and OpenCongress.org (a government transparency project that gathers information on US legislation).
Miro is a free open-source desktop video application that is designed to make mass media more open and accessible for everyone.
Television is the most popular medium in our culture. But broadcast and cable TV has always been controlled by a small number of big corporations. We believe that the internet provides an opportunity to open television in ways that have never been possible before.
Miro is designed to eliminate gatekeepers. Viewers can connect to any video provider that they want. This frees creators to use the video hosting setup that works best for them-- whether they choose to self-publish or use a service. It's the kind of openness that the internet allows and that we should all demand.
About the Participatory Culture Foundation (PCF):
Participatory Culture Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit based in Worcester, MA. It was founded in 2005 with a mission to build tools and services that give people more ways to engage in their culture. Miro is its core project.
About the Greater London Linux User Group:
GLLUG is a diverse group of people from all walks of life who just happen to share an interest in the GNU/Linux operating system.
We communicate mostly using a mailing list and discuss all aspects of using and promoting Linux and open source software in general. GLLUG organises regular meetings for members to get together.
There is no formal membership, just join the mailing list, come and chat on the IRC channel, or turn up at a meeting. Everybody's welcome. Although the name says London, we have members situated in many places outside London, even outside the UK.