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Audio Interviews, Summer Source Camp, Croatia (english)
15 Oct 2003
Three audio interviews featuring Benjamin Hill (Debian GNU/Linux), David Turner (FSF) and Kwindla Hultman Kramer (allafrica.com). (article 2)
During my stay at the so called Summer Source Camp on the island of Vis, Croatia, I took the opportunity to interview a few people, three of which are available in this audio file. The Summer Source Camp was an event tailored at bringing people from the free software/open source developers' world together with implementers at Non-Profit-Organisations and to spark inspiration and discussion between them.

You can read an introductory article on the camp at http://de.indymedia.org/2003/09/61114.shtml
The original German language version offers a few pictures to look at, too: http://de.indymedia.org/2003/09/60872.shtml

The three people you are going to hear:

Benjamin "Mako" Hill, Debian GNU/Linux (picture 1)

Benjamin is a free software advocate involved in several projects. Among them is the Debian GNU/Linux project, where he serves as package maintainer, accountant and as the project's hardware manager. He is also a board member of 'Software in the Public Interest'. He's telling us about Debian and Linux in general, Debian Non-Profit -a Debian distribution especially tailored at the non-profit community-, Software in the Public Interest and how Debian was received by the camp's participants during the workshops.

http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-nonprofit/ or http://np.debian.net/
Debian NP has a realtime discussion channel on #debian-np, irc.freenode.net
It has a Wiki, too, at: http://wiki.debian.net/index.cgi?DebianNonProfit
A mailing list to subscribe to: http://www.debian.org/MailingLists/subscribe
And its respective archive to read in: http://lists.debian.org/debian-nonprofit/


David Turner, Free Software Foundation (picture 2)

David Turner helped build the Free Software Foundation's GPL Compliance Lab in Boston, Massachussetts. He works on about a hundred GPL violations per year, helping companies and individuals comply with the most popular Free Software license. He is also involved in drafting the next version of the GNU GPL. In the interview David is giving a brief introduction to what the GPL is, why it is important to enforce it and what the basic adjustments are going to be for version 3.

http://www.fsf.org
http://www.fsf.org/licenses/gpl-violation.html


Kwindla Hultman Kramer (picture 3)

Former research associate at the MIT Media Laboratory and developer of the LEGO Mindstorms robotic toy programming language introduces http://www.allafrica.com/ - an English/French language pan-African news gathering service where he works as chief technical officer. He tells us how it works and how he got from making toys to African journalism. On average AllAfrica.com offers around 800 articles per day which its editors collect from various paper publications around Africa and add to their feed. The French language version can be found at http://fr.allafrica.com .


You will need Winamp, XMMS or a similar player to listen to this file.

Total length: 48 minutes
Date recorded: Sep 1 - Sep 5

This audio recording is free for unrestricted reuse.

To read more about this year's Summer Source Camp in Croatia, go here:
http://de.indymedia.org/2003/09/61114.shtml