Reboot 7 + CC Publisher
There are tons of conferences I want to attend but I can’t for economic or other reasons, so I try to check into their website afterwards to see what kinds of proceedings I can find. Usually it’s a hand full of PDF slides that mean little without the accompanying talk but I’ve had much better luck following the Reboot 7 event that happened in Copenhagen last weekend. A wiki has been set up with post-conference info and an entire day’s worth of sessions from one of the conference halls was recorded and posted at the Internet Archive.
I particularly enjoyed the sessions by Chris Heathcote (blog, audio), Dave Weinberger (blog, audio), Regine Debatty (blog, audio), and Cory Doctorow (blog, audio). While not a substitute for being in Denmark and actually conversing with these folks it sure beats what’s normally available for non-attendees. Thanks to Reboot for being so open.
In related “rebooting” news I’m back up to full productivity with my computer again after my hard drive crash earlier in the week. It took a day and a half of software and hardware wrangling but at least I didn’t lose any data. On the upside I’m now running the latest version of all my software that I’ve been too lazy to upgrade.
While on the Internet Archive site today I noticed a new Creative Commons tool that I’d overlooked before. It’s called the Creative Commons Publisher and it lets you easily associate your audio or video with a CC license and upload it to the Internet Archive for hosting.
Archive.org will hosting anything for free that has a Creative Commons license and people are more likely to associate their work with CC if it’s hosted on the internet. This tool is the killer app for both of these services since it emphasizes that synergy and makes deployment easier for the content creator. I can’t wait to use it.