Last week I mentioned that I was going to do a live cast on Google Hangout .. and I did. It went well enough to consider doing it again, in fact. Having learned the ropes a bit in the process and played with a few tools over the weekend, I'm going to try to make it a weekly adventure. Yes, my weekly live vidcast is back after it sat lonely and scared in my closet for several years! ;)
About 5 minutes before starting the Hangout last week, I impulsively named it "The Luminosity of Free Software" as that was resonating with the thoughts in my head at the time .. and I think I'll stick with that name for the time being. You may notice that there is no "KDE" in the title (or my name, either :) and that's intentional. I want to be able to discuss larger issues in Free software, and this gives me more freedom to do so. The show will be a reflection of my interests and those who watch and participate, so there will be a good amount of discussion that relates to or is relevant for KDE, it just won't be exclusively about it.
The format is going to be pretty simple: I'll open with a short (2-5 minute) reflection on Free software, followed by two (maybe sometimes three) prepared segments of about five-minutes each on technology and community happenings and then open it up to your questions. The goal is 45-60 minutes of content in all. That means I'll only come with fifteen minutes of prepared content ... the rest is up to!
I'll announce the show on my blog (and elsewhere) a day before it happens just in case you forget. We'll record the show live together and then it will appear on my youtube channel shortly thereafter so those who couldn't be there can watch it later.
You can ask me whatever you'd like (ok, within reason ;) and I'll do my best to answer or, if it stumps me, become a topic for a future show giving me time to research a useful response. You can ask your questions live during the show, or you can leave them in the comments section of my blog entries announcing the next show.
So .. when will the next episode happen? That's somewhat up to you. I'd like to do them either Thursday or Friday evenings (UTC), but I'd also like it to be at a time when you're able to be there. So head on over to this magical survey and let me know when it would work for you.