[icecast] Re: [isoc-ny] Stallman @ NYU

Susan Tenby susan at compumentor.org
Wed May 30 17:12:31 UTC 2001

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See you online,


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At 01:31 AM 5/30/01 -0700, WWWhatsup wrote:

>I did manage to dv-tape this from the front row, and thus
>got pretty fair audio, but a slightly awkward camera angle.
>NYU Media Lab had a tripod set up at the back, and were
>apparently intending to webcast the results via real. They
>were a little taken aback when I mentioned Richard's aversion
>to propietary formats, and thanked me profusely for pointing
>it out, and saving them grief.
>Meanwhile I've encoded the audio in the kosher ogg-vorbis format,
>but i couldn't encode at less than 128k, so the files are
>huge - 110MB+ - but for those that have the pipe they are there
>plus some stills. http://punkcast.com/64/
>I do wish there was an 'free' SMIL player and a good low bitrate audio
>codec that would allow me to do the modem speed slideshow (sigh)
>I'll be happy to burn and mail cd's to any isoc/istf members
>that are interested. mailto:joly at dti.net?subject=stallman
>If you want video I'd have to clear it with gnu.org
>One appeal that Stallman did make, which strikes me as reasonable, is
>that in normal use when referring to the OS rather than just
>the kernel - one use the designation GNU/Linux .. to give full
>credit to the GPL community. "Still less syllables than Windows2000."
>GNU Press Release
>CNET: Open-source guru to rebut Microsoft
>eweek: Stallman strikes back at Microsoft
>ogg-vorbis info
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