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WOS4 Remixed by Visual Berlin

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

Wos4 turns out to be the most visually intensive wos ever. Here comes another great video clip that depicts nicely what happend at the conference, the people and the atmosphere. Filmed and edited by Julian Percy and Cyper from VisualBerlin. Check it out!

Flo Fleissig Video Interviews at WOS4

Saturday, October 21st, 2006

Flo Fleissig interviews Kloschi (Freifunk), Kurt Jansson (Wikimedia), Jürgen Neumann (Freifunk), Rishab Aiyer Ghosh (United Nations University), Lawrence Lessig (Creative Commons) and Allison and Benoit (Montréal Wireless)

closing report on WOS4

Friday, October 13th, 2006

WOS4 took place a month ago. The dust has settled and the sweat has dried. High time to send out a final announcement and thank all of you who were there in person, online or in spirit for making it a success.

What makes me say WOS4 was a success? Well, first of all, many of you told us so. The atmosphere was tangibly relaxed and conducive to fruitful conversations and productive meetings. Speakers and participants alike gave us positive feedback. (more…)


Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

Markus Beckedahl from Netzpolitik recorded a number of podcasts at WOS4. Here is the complete list:

  • The iCommons workshop with Heather Ford, Lawrence Lessig and Aral Balkan (English, ca. one hour).
    OGG (35MB) and MP3 (41MB).

  • Interview with Roland Alton-Scheidl zu Registered Commons (German, ca. 12 minutes).
    MP3 (15 MB)

  • Interview with Fernanda Weiden, together with Meike Richter (English, ca. 25 minutes).
    MP3 (22 MB)

  • Interview mit Georg Greve (German, ca. 26 minutes).
    MP3 (25 MB)

  • Interview with Rishab Aiyer Ghosh (English, ca. 40 minutes).
    MP3 ()

  • Interview with Yochai Benkler (English, ca. 20 minutes).
    MP3 ()

  • Interview with Bernhard Reiter, Geschäftsführer der Intevation GmbH und Deutschland-Koordinator der Free Software Foundation Europe (German, ca. 20 minutes).
    MP3 ()

  • Interview with Volker Grassmuck (German, ca. 20 minutes).
    MP3 ()

  • Interview with Matthias Spielkamp, director of the Show des Freien Wissens (German, ca. 20 minutes).
    MP3 ()

“Day Against DRM” is coming up October 3d

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Defective by Design has declared October 3d a world wide day of action against DRM. “On Tuesday October 3rd we will all be taking action to raise the stakes and attempt to increase awareness to the threats of DRM - in a very significant way. Based upon your actions on October 3rd we will fulfill Big Media’s worst nightmare: public awareness about the dangers of DRM.”

Burn Station Video

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

Olivier Schulbaum asked us to alert you to an 8 minute video about the Burn Station that due to technical troubles he wasn’t able to show during the Netlabel session.

WOS4 Photos

Monday, September 18th, 2006

Check out the wos4 photos on Flickr (212 right now) and in this blog (99), if you haven’t done so yet. There are some really spectacular ones. Among the ones I like especially are Rasmus Fleischer by SimSullen, fun with the Burn Station by rportrr, Larry Lessig on camera by perspective89, [i.]’s fisheye view of the art & copyright workshop, Fernanda Weiden by and the Information Freedom Rules panel by Frank Ronneburg.

If you took photographs and haven’t put them online yet, you can upload them on Flickr and tag them with “wos4,” put them onto your own webspace and send us a link or mail them to me directly so I can include them on the wos blog

Videos online!

Monday, September 18th, 2006

The wos stream team has done it! Wos4 was barely over and they’ve made the videos of all the plenary sessions available for download already, in ogg and mp4. Check this out. Thanks guys and girl. Great job, well done!

Video is Streaming

Saturday, September 16th, 2006

Late, I know, very late. But many of you have found the live-stream anyway. For the others there is a bit of the Future of Free Software panel left, and then from about 8:15 the Brazil, the Free Culture Nation. And, of course, if you’re around there is more netlabel party fun later in the evening.

Tools for WOS4

Sunday, September 10th, 2006

On this page we are collecting tools that are useful for participating in activities at WOS4 or that are related to one of the sessions at the conference. E.g. say you’re listening to a talk and want to exchange comments on it with other people in the hall, Gobby is a great tool to do this with. If you know of software that fits this description and that you want other wos participants to know about, please write a comment to this post. A few words on what it does and a download link would make things easier. Thank you.