New Videos on YouTube


Paw Prints: Writings of the maddog

Aug 16, 2009 GMT
Jon maddog Hall

I have some more new videos on YouTube.

First of all, as promised, is the video of Brazil's President Lula at FISL 10 in Brazil. I was sitting in the first row, and with my trusty video camera was able to capture most of it. About 15 minutes into the speech I ran out of recording room and had to switch to a new media, so I missed about thirty seconds. There have been quite a few videos of President Lula's speech on the web, but most of them have been very short segments. This is (almost) all of it.

YouTube only allows ten minute segments, so the (close to) thirty minute speech is on three 10 minute segments, Part 1, Part 2 and Part3. The speech did not seem that long, but that is how long YouTube says it was.

This is not the best editing I have ever done, but it is most of the speech.

You can also find a good translation of President Lula's speech in English at the Software Livre Brasil site.

I would recommend even non-Brazilians should read it.

Secondly, have posted two videos of wild Brazilians saying "Linus we love you, Linus we need you". The first video is also part of the closing of FISL10, where I declared that FISL10 was the best conference that I have ever attended. The cooperation of the volunteers that put it on, the sponsors, the government, the attendance of President Lula, and the low cost to attend, the value of the conference and the enthusiasm of the (approximately 6000) attendees made it spectacular.

And of course we chanted "Linus we love you, Linus we need you" in an attempt to attract the architect of the Linux kernel to the next FISL conference.

There is a shorter (22 second) chant, complete with "wave"

At the FISL dinner, a "gaucho" decides to give maddog a shave and haircut with his bolas. maddog laments that he gets no respect.

And finally, I found an interview on the Internet that I did in November 2008 which is still relevant today in every way. I talked about OOXML, why Free Software was important and how long it takes to grow a beard.

I hope you like these videos. I have other videos (some better, some worse).


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