Vanilla Forums is an open-source, standards-compliant, customizable, modern, community-building discussion forum.
Over 350,000 sites use Vanilla Forums to manage feedback, spark discussion, and make customers smile.
Vanilla is unlike any other forum software. We believe in building communities. Our software is simple, customizable, and versatile!
In this presentation we will walk through the basic setup and configuration, learn how to use special features such as: SSO, Custom Theme, File Uploads, etc. Learn about the Vanilla community and how to contribute, and look at real world examples of our software in action.
Link to the video for this presentation: http://www.fosslc.org/drupal/content/introduction-vanilla-forums
This session will demonstrate free, open source and cloud tools invaluable to teachers and how they could be used in the classroom. Further, they’ll invite participants to brainstorm how these tools could be used in their classroom (virtual or otherwise).
Link to the video for this presentation: http://www.fosslc.org/drupal/content/cloud-computing-and-open-source-too...
An introductory presentation on taking advantage of the Eclipse IDE when developing C/C++ programs on Linux.
Link to the video for this presentation: http://www.fosslc.org/drupal/content/eclipse-and-c
Social Networking continues to grow both in personal use as well as the enterprise. However, the dominate networks of today exist primarily as walled gardens - silos of users. The Federated Social Web is a growing movement to connect users across networks to allow following, status updates, favourites, etc between users on different systems. OStatus (http://ostatus.org/) is an open protocol we've developed at StatusNet (http://status.net/) to implement these features within our software. We'll cover who's implementing it today, and what kind of control a federated model gives companies and individuals. We'll also give first steps on what you can do to create your presence in a federated social web.
Link to the video for this presentation: http://www.fosslc.org/drupal/content/federating-social-web
The ARM processor is the most popular processor in the world, with over 1 billion produced annually. ARM based systems also draw very little power, with most using less then 10 watts. The main problem with ARM based systems is the lack of software support for those wishing to take advantage of these low cost computers, our hope is to change that.
Link to the video for this presentation: http://www.fosslc.org/drupal/content/fedora-arm-build-system
This presentation is designed to get new users started in contributing to an open source community and offers suggestions for projects to encourage new contributors. It will discuss:
Link to the video for this presentation: http://www.fosslc.org/drupal/content/finding-community
Documentation. It tends to slip between the cracks of many FOSS projects. It's not because documentation isn't seen as being important. Many projects just don't have the time or the extra hands needed to bang out those words. That's where FLOSS Manuals comes to the rescue.
Started by Adam Hyde, FLOSS Manuals aims to create quality free documentation for free software. And FLOSS Manuals does it using Open Source principles.
In this presentation, Scott Nesbitt will discuss:
* The origins and aims of FLOSS Manuals
Freebase.com is the world's most ambitious, open-licensed, semantic database of all knowledge.
My work over the past few years, all open sourced, has focused on integrating the freebase structure into
After discussing what freebase is, and how it works, I will talk about
I aim to share my excitement about the free organisation of human knowledge.
Link to the video for this presentation: http://www.fosslc.org/drupal/content/freebase-and-semantic-web
There are many different kinds of content management systems out there, and from the outside, they might look similar, but under the hood, their architectures are often quite different.
What effect does this difference have on their communities? This presentation will argue that the effect is quite large.
We will examine the architecture of three different CMSs: Drupal, ImpressCMS/XOOPS, and TikiWiki. They represent three very different architectural approaches, from highly modular (Drupal) to monolithic (TikiWiki). Arguably, the nature of the communities around each CMS can be attributed largely to their architecture, and the kind of participation it encourages.
This presentation will include a detailed technical examination of how the CMSs function, some knowledge of PHP will be an asset but not required. The balance of the discussion will be around the communities, and will not require technical knowledge.
Basing business system software on open source code has both advantages and challenges.
Link to the video for this presentation: http://www.fosslc.org/drupal/content/open-source-research-and-development
It's been said that Microsoft did not always "play well" with the Open Source community. However, throughout the years, Microsoft has been making interoperability and open source a focus area in an attempt to bridge that divide. To date, Microsoft has made significant strides in building better relationships with the open source community. These milestones include software tooling and platforms to help the open source community build great software on the Microsoft platform, but it's not limited to just that. This presentation will outline not only some of the tools that allow Open Source developers build great software, but also how Microsoft has reached out to the Open Source community and how they continue to do so.
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Mozilla exists to make sure the web stays open and awesome. With recent launch of Drumbeat.org, we're now moving beyond Firefox to build more things that make the web better -- not just software. Examples include: open subtitles for every video on the web; free web developer skills training for people around the world; simple tools that unleash the full power of open video on the web. We're doing this by reaching out to new kinds of people - teachers, filmmakers, lawyers, journalists -- and you. Come to this session to learn more about how you can help shape the future of the web.
Link to the video for this presentation: http://www.fosslc.org/drupal/content/mozilla-drumbeat-open-innovation-ev...
Architecture of NexJ Express Server
Link to the video for this presentation: http://www.fosslc.org/drupal/content/nexj-express-server
Highlights of Open source implementations at Seneca College in the IT Service Delivery environment. A discussion on experiences with Open Source and some of the advantages and challenges in the corporate IT environment.
Link to the video for this presentation: http://www.fosslc.org/drupal/content/open-source-seneca
Open source is a lot of the time about the code. But what about the configurations? In some cases, configuring a platform can take significant time and depending on the configuration, the resulting application can be very different and address varied uses. The power users/developers of TikiWiki CMS/Groupware had exactly this problem of configuration being too tedious and full of reinventing the wheel each time. They then figured out a way to share configurations as easy-to-learn YAML inside a wiki so that other power users/developers can make use, enhance and combine these modular application configurations, leading to new and innovative applications that are easily deployed through an automated system. The same approach should be possible for configuration sharing for many different platforms, not just TikiWiki.
Link to the video for this presentation: http://www.fosslc.org/drupal/content/open-source-configuration-sharing-p...
Open source projects present a unique opportunity for students to contribute meaningfully to the state of the art while developing their own skills. However, structuring the academic environment so that students can perform work of value is a non-trivial exercise. Learn about the challenges that Seneca College has faced in setting things up to work on large scale open source research projects.
Link to the video for this presentation: http://www.fosslc.org/drupal/content/open-source-research-academic-admin...
I will present the open source project openPETRA (www.openpetra.org), which is in ongoing development and released under the GPLv3 license.
The goal of openPETRA is to provide an easy-to-use software system for the administration of non-profit organisations. It is an integrated solution for contact management, personnel, accounting, donor services, conference organisation and more.
Because we are still learning different aspects of developing open source software, we are interested in getting to know people who have experience in open source projects. We are actively seeking to engage with contributors - organisations and individuals - to build a community of developers, supporters and users, with the goal of making this project a success for many non-profit organisations.
Link to the video for this presentation: http://www.fosslc.org/drupal/content/openpetra-free-and-easy-use-adminis...
Images are viable products being sold on the web through sites like Corbis Images. The next step in advancing the technology would be 3D imaging. Currently, there is no open method or library that helps to render images that have been scanned with 3D imaging equipment. In conjunction with Arius3D, we have developed Pointstream in order to deal with large amounts of point cloud data obtained from scanned 3D imaging.
Link to the video for this presentation: http://www.fosslc.org/drupal/content/pointstream-rendering-mass-point-cl...
open video community
Link to the video for this presentation: http://www.fosslc.org/drupal/content/popcornjs-and-open-video
Universities and colleges are increasing moving their lectures on-line. There are about 150 commercial web-conferencing systems that could be used for distance education, but very few viable open source alternatives. The BigBlueButton project has been working for the past two years to create a viable choice for an open source web conferencing system for distance education.
Link to the video for this presentation: http://www.fosslc.org/drupal/content/pressing-bigbluebutton
We will demonstrate and present the system administration and performance advantages that can be delivered by the GridCentric Copper virtualization platform.
This will include demonstrations of autoconfigured virtual clusters implementing a wide variety of distributed applications from grid queueing to distributed databases to load-balanced webservers.
Demonstration will also include dynamic, instant resizing of virtual clusters by live-cloning new auto-configured virtual machines in seconds, enabling distributed applications to dynamically scale from one virtual machine to many in a few seconds.
Link to the video for this presentation: http://www.fosslc.org/drupal/content/redefining-virtualization-live-cloning
Release Engineering at Mozilla is a very large team compared to other companies in the industry. Few of the success stories that we have accomplished is to grow from 86 machines to around 1200 machines, to handle only 900 checkins per month to more than 2700 and have done releases within 24 hours instead of 10 days.
Link to the video for this presentation: http://www.fosslc.org/drupal/content/release-engineering-mozilla-through...
Link to the video for this presentation: http://www.fosslc.org/drupal/content/scene-creator
Systemtap is a powerful and flexible tool for monitoring activity on Linux systems. It is a script-based implementation allowing for detailed control of which events are probed and what kind of output is produced. Systemtap has the ability to probe the entire system, including the kernel itself, as well as applications in the user space. This talk will give an overview of systemtap's capabilities with focus on the probing of user space applications.
Link to the video for this presentation: http://www.fosslc.org/drupal/content/systemtap-system-wide-probing-linux...
Open Source business will creep through our economy just like good code creeps through the stack, but where do you begin your venture? We'll cover some of the very basics of starting a business, examine existing, non-IT industries that can be modeled, and discuss how standards will play an important role in business development.
This talk is tailored for individuals who are considering making the leap from hobby to small business or employee to employer. Pace will be determined by the participants and there will be time for group discussion as well as Q&A.
Link to the video for this presentation: http://www.fosslc.org/drupal/content/business-linux-how-individuals-can-...
Documentation. It's a necessary part of any FOSS project. But the traditional methods for delivering documentation to users are mired in a sometimes unnecessary level of complexity. On top of that, updates to the documentation often can't be made and deployed quickly.
Enter the wiki. It's not just for a techie's app. A wiki can be a powerful tool for writing and delivering documentation.
In this talk, Scott Nesbitt will explore the constantly evolving role of wikis in the creation and distribution of documentation. Drawing on a number of real-world example, Scott will discuss:
* The benefits of using wikis for documentation
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One of the remaining frontiers for open web standards is advanced audio. Firefox 4 will include a new Web Audio API, and a W3C Audio Incubator Group has been formed to seed the web standards process. This presentation will explain and demonstrate what the web audio API can do,
Link to the video for this presentation: http://www.fosslc.org/drupal/content/web-audio
This presentation will be on the results of the WebGL game jam session held on Wednesday, Oct. 27
Link to the video for this presentation: http://www.fosslc.org/drupal/content/webgl-game-jam-results