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Video: 20th Anniversary of Linux Gallery Tour

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The Linux Foundation has put together a 20th Anniversary of Linux Gallery with a timeline and a lot of donated items from various companies and members of the Linux community. As luck would have it, I ripped this from youtube so I could repost it in webm format and noticed that in the original the metadata for the audio stream said - creation_time : 1970-01-01 00:00:00. While that isn't quite true for Linux, which was started in 1991, it is basically the Epoch time considered to be the start of the UNIX universe. :)

If you can't play it in your browser, you can download it here:
20th_Anniversary_of_Linux_Gallery_Tour.webm (29 MB, ~6 min)

Video: Greg Kroah-Hartman and Linus Torvalds

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Greg and Linus sat down for an open discussion about Linux and its 20th anniversary. They even take questions from the audience. This is from the LinuxCon Japan 2011 held in early June. They had a very similar discussion in August at LinuxCon North America but the video for that hasn't been released yet. Having seen both, I think this first one actually covers more stuff. Unfortunately the introducer takes a few minutes before we get to see Linus and Greg. In webm format.

If you can't view it in your browser or would like to download it, here's the link:
20_Years_of_Linux-Linus_and_Greg.webm (170 MB, ~51 min)

Video: Linux Kernel Report - 20 Years Old Edition

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Jon Corbet did another of his Linux Kernel talks at the LinuxCon Japan 2011 in early June. This is his Linux 20th Anniversary edition where he goes into a lot of the history of Linux so this talk is a bit different than his previous ones. Here it is in webm format.

Can't play it in your browser or want to download it? Get it here:
linux-kernel-report-age-20.webm (166 MB, ~50 min)

Video: Dan Walsh on SELinux and KVM

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Dan Walsh gave a presentation at the Red Hat Technical User group Netherlands (RHTUGNL) entitled something like, This isn't your grandfather's SELinux. I'm one of those who uses SELinux on my Fedora desktops.

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Videos: Red Hat Summit 2011

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Red Hat held their annual Red Hat Summit and JBoss World conferences in Boston from May 3-6, 2011. I've yet to be able to attend a Red Hat Summit but I do search the web for information and videos from it.

Red Hat announced a number of new developments including OpenShift (Platform as a Service) and CloudForms (Infrastructure as a Service). Basically Red Hat continues to sponsor development on a large number of open source projects and bundles them together into more comprehensive solutions. I haven't yet done enough reading to speak intelligently about either of those... but give me some time... although they do seem primarily oriented towards the "enterprisey" folks.

The thread that runs through most of the videos is that yeah, the "CLOUD" is a big bunch of hype these days... so much so the world doesn't have any meaning. Red Hat wants you to know that all of the big public clouds are based on open source and that there are a lot of tangible products and benefits to be found once you cut through the hype.

Red Hat released 28 videos from Red Hat Summit and posted them to their website. They were available in ogg and mp4 formats so I downloaded them all, converted them to webm format (300Kbit video, 64Kbit audio, 20 FPS) and posted them to archive.org honoring the Creative Commons license they posted them under. Posting them on archive.org means they won't be hard to find a year from now like they will be on Red Hat's site, and the re-encoding I did means they are smaller files and easier to stream online or download.

Many of the videos are very business speak but there are some session videos that actually have a bit of technical meat to them. You can find all of the videos here:

http://www.archive.org/details/RedHatSummit2011

As a teaser video, I'll include inline the recap video they made for the event:

If you don't see the video in your browser, download the desired video with the links below and watch them locally with your preferred media player. I recommend VLC.

Bela Ban, Geographic Failover for JBoss Clusters 142.8 MB
Keynote - Brian Stevens, Red Hat CTO 125.5 MB
Keynote - Celso Guiotoko, Nissan CIO 51.6 MB
Day One Reactions 6.3 MB
Keynote - General Shelton, Red Hat Chairman of the Board 22.8 MB
Keynote - Inna Kuznetsova, IBM VP 68.1 MB
Keynote - Jeremy Gutsche, Founder Trendhunter.com 104.6 MB
Keynote - Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat CEO 94.3 MB
Keynote - John Newton, Alfresco CEO and Chairman 79.4 MB
Keynote - Lew Tucker, Cisco CTO for Cloud 66.5 MB
Keynote - Paul Cormier, Red Hat EVP 56.8 MB
Keynote - Paul Daugherty, Accenture Chief Technology Architect 50.1 MB
Keynote - Pauline Nist, Intel GM of Mission Critical Segment 72.4 MB
Innovation Award Winners 10.4 MB
JBoss - Mike Amburn and Chris Bredesen , Building a Customer Portal 96.4 MB
Chris Wright, Overview and Roadmap of Virtualization 178.7 MB
John Shakshoeber, Performance Analysis and Tuning of RHEL PT1 161.5 MB
John Shakshoeber, Performance Analysis and Tuning of RHEL PT2 153.8 MB
Tim Burke, RHEL Roadmap PT1 150.7 MB
Tim Burke, RHEL Roadmap PT2 146.1 MB
Andy Cathrow, RHEV Roadmap 114.6 MB
Thomas Cameron, Red Hat Network Satellite Power User Tips and Tricks PT1 158.1 MB
Thomas Cameron, Red Hat Network Satellite Power User Tips and Tricks PT2 115.1 MB
Michael Ferris, Red Hat in the Cloud 95.7 MB
Gordon Haff, Trends in Cloud Computing 92.1 MB
Keynote - Steve Dietch, HP VP of Marketing for Cloud Solutions 62.7 MB
Joint Expert Panel 88.7 MB
Red Hat Summit and JBoss World Recap 12.1 MB

Video: LFNW2011 - Crash Course in Open Source Cloud Computing

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There were a number of presentations at LFNW 2011 on Cloud Computing. I only attended one... Crash Course in Open Source Cloud Computing by Mark Hinkle. Enjoy.

If it doesn't play in your browser it is probable that your browser doesn't support HTML 5 video and/or webm yet. Feel free to download the webm file and play it locally with your preferred media player. I recommend VLC.

Cloud_Computing.webm (148.8 MB)

Video: LFNW2011 - Understanding FOSS Licensing

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Tom "spot" Callaway did a presentation entitled, "Understanding FOSS Licensing & Legal Lessons learned from Fedora". Lots of interesting information and discussion in the Q&A.

If it doesn't play in your browser it is probable that your browser doesn't support HTML 5 video and/or webm yet. Feel free to download the webm file and play it locally with your preferred media player. I recommend VLC.

FOSS_Licensing.webm (152.1 MB)

Video: LFNW2011 - Bradley Kuhn, Software as a Service

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This was my personal favorite presentation that I attended / recorded. Bradley Kuhn did four different presentations at LFNW but this is the only one I attended. The title of the talk was: With Software As A Service, Is Only The Network Luddite Free? Bradley basically talks about how Software as a Service (SaaS) is actually a step backward for freedom and a move away from Free Software to proprietary... and what we can do to fix that. There are some interesting discussions in the Q&A section in the later part. Questioners include Jesse Keating from Red Hat and Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier.

If it doesn't play in your browser it is probable that your browser doesn't support HTML 5 video and/or webm yet. Feel free to download the webm file and play it locally with your preferred media player. I recommend VLC.

SaaS_Problems.webm (144.4 MB)

The video is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.

Video: Programming - Why Javascript Matters

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I recorded this 1 hour and 16 minute video on Wednesday, April 20th at Montana State University Bozeman. It is a presentation entitled Why Javascript Matters by Douglas Crockford.

The video is in webm format and embedded above. If you can't see it, perhaps your browser doesn't like webm. You can download the video directly (right-click, Save link as...) and play it locally with any recent version of VLC.
Why_Javascript_Matters-Douglas_Crockford.webm (248.6MB)

Video: A tablet done right

Some time ago I wrote a critical blog post of the iPad. As you know, Apple came out with the iPad 2 not long ago... and it STILL SUCKS... for a number of reasons... not the least of which is that it is a completely closed device.

Here's an example of what I think is a fantastic tablet design. Unfortunately it runs Android rather than a stock Linux distro. I'm not against Android but anything that can run full HD video and offers enough ports and a netbook-ish docking station should be capable of running a full Linux distro, right? Oh, I know you were wondering... but no... it hasn't been released in the US yet. I've seen a few Brits post unboxing videos on YouTube already.

I would have preferred posting this video in either the webm or ogv formats, but it comes from YouTube so I didn't have much choice. Sorry.

Update - Android Central has a review of the device that is interesting reading. There is definitely room for improvement. I'd like to see an ethernet port, and a headphones and microphone jack on the docking station.

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