[linux-elitists] SCALE

Marcia K Wilbur aicra at faqlinux.com
Sat Dec 6 01:25:38 PST 2014


Well, I would like to see a - as in "Free Beer" panel. :)

One thing I suggested for the Arizona crowd as I thought this would be  
fun - a "cannonball run" type scenario for the commute.

They didn't really go for it... yet!

Since I never have attended yet, I don't know if you have ever done  
anything like I mention below. So, if you do, I apologize.

I'd like to see a Q and A panel on licensing, free culture, copyleft, etc.

The people participating in the audience are hand picked.
However, these aren't just your "average" people asking questions.

Someone could say: "I have a question about copyright" and it could be  
Karl Fogel from Question Copyright.
Another might state: "I have a question about CC by 0" and it could be  
someone from Creative commons.
Segue works.
"Speaking of Public Domain..." someone from Gutenberg could state. How  
about Greg Newby (is he still in Alaska?) Someone could ask a question  
such as: "What about licenses and Wikipedia?" - and it could be Jimmy  
Wales asking. "What if I receive a copyright notification or cease and  
desist order?" Chilling Effects' Wendy Seltzer could ask that.
Getting a bunch of these people might not be that difficult. Of  
course, it would not be without challenge.

Something along those lines for a presentation set up would be cool.
After all the people have come up and asked their question, let it be  
a panel answering audience questions.

Of course, my interests may not interest the audience of SCALE.
You might apply that technique to any other presentation, really. I  
don't know if that would work with your culture though.

Another interesting format might be Then and Now.

For example:
Have a bunch of former journalists/editors from Linux mags/news meet  
with current journalists/editors to talk about tech, culture, etc.  
This way we can bridge the gap or at least hear some cool stories.

That could also be applied to different interests such as "Back in the  
Day developers vs. Devs now." "Old Skool IRC vs. IRC now - IRC: When  
we would actually chat"

Anyway, I am looking forward to SCALE.

If I end up carpooling, I will be really happy to take Don up on his  
offer of "other than Denny's"!


Quoting Ilan Rabinovitch <ilan at fonz.net>:

> I'm a bit biased as an co-founder/organizer, but yes I'll be there and look
> forward to reviewing everyone's proposals.
> If theres specific topics or speakers you'd like to see us invite, happy to
> take feedback as well.
> On Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 9:32 PM, Marcia K Wilbur <aicra at faqlinux.com> wrote:
>> Well, I'm going to venture out of the desert and into CA this year for
>> this SCALE event.
>> Apparently, it's the big hoohah around here. :)
>> Anyone going?
>> 2 weeks remain for the call for presentations.
>> I think if anyone else is going, a panel on licenses or something would be
>> very cool.
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