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Sep 3-4 in Paris: Foundations of Open Media Software developer workshop

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

The Foundations of Open Media Software developer conference (“FOMS”) will take place in Paris on September 3-4, 2012.

This is the first time in its history that FOMS will take place in Europe, after 2 years in New York and 4 years in Australia/New Zealand.

FOMS has been a part of the Open Video Conference OVC in the past two years. It is an important meeting point for open media developers building out the web multimedia stack.

If not for FFMpeg, VLC, Xiph, Blender, GStreamer and similar projects, publishing audio and video would be much more expensive, restrictive, and difficult.  Developers of these and other open source projects are building the foundations for our essential communications infrastructure.

Over the last year, huge progress has been made in open source media software, codecs and open standards for media, in particular around
HTML5. FOMS provides a unique environment where web developers, browser vendors and open source media software developers meet and
discuss open media platforms.

This year, FOMS takes place in conjunction with the VideoLAN Developer Days to open access to an even broader range of open source
media developers.

The FOMS 2012 call for proposals is now open. If you would like to see a particular topic discussed at FOMS, you should prepare a submission. A submission contains a title for a discussion topic, and a brief session description.

Please submit your registration and potential session ideas here.

Kaltura DevConnect — free admission for friends of OVC

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Our friends at Kaltura are offering free admission to Kaltura’s DevConnect 2012 event. Read on for more…

With online video revolutionizing so many aspects of our lives, improving the ways we communicate, educate, collaborate and even buy and sell, this the right time to get up to speed with what’s possible using today’s technology and help shape the technology of tomorrow, making video higher quality, faster to stream and easier to create. Join us this year at DevConnect, a full-day conference taking place in NYC in April 2nd , bringing together web & mobile developers, video experts and content makers who care about the future of web video. This year, we have a great line-up of speakers featuring luminaries from Disney, Avid, Internet Broadcasting, Cognizant, Remote Learner, Paypal, eBay, Sencha and more.

Join us in these insightful sessions and many more sessions and hands-on workshops, shaping the future of online video – Check out the agenda at: http://devconnect.kaltura.org/agenda

The first 25 readers to register get a FREE ticket!
http://devconnect2012.eventbrite.com/?discount=OVAFREE

And if you’re too late, we have a special $100 discount for OVA friends at:
http://devconnect2012.eventbrite.com/?discount=OVAMEM

Marvin Ammori on Threats to Open Video

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

We are thrilled to announce that Marvin Ammori will be delivering an address at this year’s Open Video Conference. Marvin is a Legal Fellow at the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Initiative and a Visiting Scholar at the Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society. He is an internationally recognized lawyer and expert in the areas of Internet law, media law, freedom of speech, and cybersecurity law.

Before joining the Open Technology Initiative, Marvin taught cyberlaw and international and domestic telecommunications at the University of Nebraska College of Law, where he helped found the space and telecommunications law program with the support of U.S. Strategic Command. He has also acted as counsel on some of the most important cases involving the future of the Internet. As Free Press‘s first lawyer in Washington, DC., he was the lead lawyer before the FCC on the Free Press-Comcast net neutrality case, which has been called a “model of the free-speech battles of the future” and which shaped several years of telecom lobbying in Washington, DC. Marvin is also a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Marvin’s legal writings focus on freedom of speech, security, and new technologies. His work has appeared in places such as the New York Times, Boston Review, and the Huffington Post, and he is a contributor to Balkinization, one of the leading blogs for legal commentary.

Marvin will address the threats to our essential communications infrastructure—especially online video.  Marvin will draw on his wealth of knowledge to help us examine the stakes involved in ensuring that video progresses as a democratic, participatory, and collaborative medium. He has been on the cutting edge of addressing legal issues in communication throughout his career and will be bringing his expertise to the questions that will shape the future of video on the Web.

Marvin will also be leading a session that will work towards developing a map that visualizes the many patterns, layers, processes, and structures of the open video ecosystem.

If you haven’t already, make sure you register today!