[Members] How about a round-up post on FOSDEM/XMPP Summit @xmpp.org?

Matthew Wild mwild1 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 18 15:06:04 UTC 2012

On 18 February 2012 08:28, Kevin Smith <kevin at kismith.co.uk> wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 11:33 PM, Matthew Wild <mwild1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 17 February 2012 21:12, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
>>> On 2/16/12 3:34 PM, Tobias Markmann wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I'd be nice to have a public post on xmpp.org about FOSDEM 11 and XMPP
>>>> Summit 11. It should sum up the events and the outcome of the
>>>> discussions.
>>>> Since I couldn't attend personally I can't contribute much to it but
>>>> I'm happy to review anything that's written.
>>> Thanks. Both Dave Cridland and I provide some notes, but I agree that a
>>> post at xmpp.org would be good. I'll try to draft something this weekend.
>>>> Photos of the events (Summit, FOSDEM, Real-Time Lounge) would be cool too.
>>> I don't have many photos (I have some of the lounge, but none of the
>>> devroom or the summit). If anyone has photos, please let me know.
>> I don't think I have any photos, but I *hopefully* have some audio
>> recordings of the talks on Monday. I haven't even listened to them yet
>> to know if they sound ok, but it was something I was planning to look
>> at next week. Not that I'm making any kind of promise on schedule,
>> given my negative amount of free time currently. However when I do,
>> I'll publish them.
> I've said this in private to Matthew, but for the sake of the list:
> I'm unhappy that my group and private conversations were recorded
> without my permission, and wish [those sections of] the recordings
> destroyed.

I just had another conversation with Kev, and he confirmed he would
like his contributions to group discussions removed. I have neither
the time nor inclination to begin detailed editing of hours of audio,
nor obviously have I any intention of publishing anyone's
participation in the summit without their consent. In light of this I
shall not be publishing any of the discussions. I shall still sift
through for monologues and talks (they're primarily Peter's iirc) - as
those are still useful alone. Anything I don't publish shall be
deleted, I don't have an endless supply of storage space :)

But about the permission thing, I felt I made it quite clear to the
room that I was recording, not in the least by having a microphone in
the middle of the table we were all sat at with bright red lights on
the top... Also, recording or not, with 40+ people (including a bunch
of new faces) present I really wouldn't expect anyone to consider the
conversations private anyhow.

> If we're going to start recording these sessions, we should have a
> Note Well that is clear to all participants in advance.

I agree 100%. This was something of an ad-hoc thing this year, but I
would like it to be official and more organised at future events.
Obviously I think live streaming would be better, but I didn't have a
laptop (and I'm not sure how feasible Cisco's telepresence stuff in
the room is for community participation). Previous summits have been
streamed, note.

The fact is that we do have people who can't make the events who would
like to participate. Being able to hear the group discussions and
talks that took place, after the event at a minimum, is helpful I


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