Month: June 2005

I am alive, but working my brains out in fisl6.0

Posted by – 03/06/2005

Hello ALL!

I’ve been away for quite some time. That is because I’ve been working my brains out in fisl6.0. The same happened last year with DebConf4…

This year we have a new feature for fisl6.0: a WebTV broadcast. That’s right! If you could not attend, you can just watch it live.

It has been a great experience to work with these streams. Some people from Indymedia are working with us to get that new experience in shape, and I’ve been learning a lot about it.

The streams are built in a Ogg container with a Vorbis audio codec and a Theora video codec. They are great codecs and licensed under a 3-clause BSD licence (which is important, since “being FLOSS tools” is a pre-condition we imposed to this experience).

For broadcasting we’ve put up a main broadcaster and a bunch of replicator servers (and there’s instructions if one wants to help replicating it) running IceCast2. It is not smart enough not to create too much traffic in the main broadcaster, though, so we have published the IPs of some of the replicators.

It’s the first time I have any contact with that stuff, and I have to say I liked it very much.

Finally, unofficial numbers points to over 4300 attendees (although I have to say that it looks more crowded than last year…), which is a bunch of people! And the program is quite full!

Well, I’ll log off for now, since I have to wake up in 4 hours to get day#2 started… For those that could not attend, fisl7.0 have already been booked: June 7th-10th 2006. Clear your schedules!!!