hi <br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 10/22/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Kristian Erik Hermansen</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
Ideally, I would like to set up a place very similar to the HHH, which<br>would entail a large open area with many bedrooms, and the costs<br>shared between a large amount of semi-permanent hacker-types. If you<br>are into Linux/BSD/FOSS, then that's cool too :-)
</blockquote><div><br></div></div>This sounds really interesting, except that I probably need more quiet than you are envisioning. And I need a door that can lock, because I have lots of filing cabinets with my law clients' files.
<br><br>But I really REALLY need to get into a space where I can have access to high speed Internet and lots of hackers to finish the Digital Tipping Point film. I am always looking around for rack-mounted servers for rendering the film. We have 350 hours of footage, and while some of it is sketchy, much of it is quite good. Imagine being able to see the Mayor of Munich talk about why they wanted to move to FOSS and then the other Munich officials talking about the details. Linux and FOSS are much, much closer to the real world digital tipping point abroad than here in the US. The US press just keeps talking about Microsoft's successes, but much of it is not true. Vista has lots of bugs, and is not selling as well as Microsoft would have hoped, especially abroad. I really want to break the FUD with this film. But we are going to need to grow our core DTP crew in order to do this.
<br><br>All of our work is being done with FOSS tools, and in a distributed, collaborative fashion. I have long thought that if we had a work space where people could hack the "source code" (.dv footage), we would be able to rapidly accelerate the completion of the film.
<br><br>And the wonderful thing about our project is that our footage is available for lots and lots of people to use for mini-films that they can post to YouTube, MySpace, DailyMotion, MetaCafe, and any where they want. Plus we have a broadcast quality camera that I am willing to run for people who want to get really decent footage of their projects, their thoughts, etc.
<br><br>The community builds the code, debugs the code, and markets the code. This is a viral market effort, using the power of the community to tell the story of the community. Or, I should say, communities. We have 11 languages. We have footage from 6 nations and 3 continents.