[@OKau] [@OKFNau] business case for open data projects

Rosie Williams budgetaus at hotmail.com
Fri Mar 27 06:18:46 UTC 2015

Fair enough.  I was not meaning to aim that comment at specific groups or individuals in Australia and am somewhat surprised that it was read in that light. I was thinking more of virtual events (including those I would be running myself) as those are the ones I normally attend/run and felt it would be good if they were made available to people who can't attend at the given time rather than planned for platforms that are closed/not easily opened.
No one is obligated in my opinion to upload anything to this group or anywhere else, however uploading slides with no context was of limited use to me in understanding what the talk was about. Additionally I will make the point that I do not make 'cheap shots' (no offence intended in saying that). I have very rarely given in person presentations as I do not have a long history as a professional as do other people on this list. People are right in assuming I have no idea what the issues and costs are given I've not done significant face to face presentations myself.
To sum up. I was not taking a cheap shot however I realise people here don't know me well enough to know that isn't what I do. I was reminding myself as much as anyone else that the expectations I put on other people I should also hold myself to. It is good to hear the problems people have and its reminded me that I ran into Tim Ansell at an Open Australia Foundation pub meet who is working on a solution to the problem of easily videoing presentations for streaming or republication. http://blog.mithis.net/archives/category/timvideos-us
I'm afraid I'm not up on the technology but the problem Tim intends to address echoed the problem described in the thread here. Tim works for Google and will be at Tuesday's pub meet so I can chat to him about his solution. Perhaps it will be something I can use. 
Rosie Williams BA (Sociology)________________________________________

 NoFibs.com.au - Open Data Reporter InfoAus.net - Founder and Developer 

Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:36:07 +1100
From: mattcen at gmail.com
To: okfn-au at lists.okfn.org
Subject: Re: [@OKau] [@OKFNau] business case for open data projects

On 2015-03-27 15:27, Steve Bennett wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 1:41 PM, Rosie Williams <budgetaus at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I do hope that organisers of open data/knowledge related events provide
> > transcripts/audio archive for the purposes of sharing the knowledge-
> > otherwise it isn't very 'open'!
> So let's go easy on criticising members of the open community if we fail to
> communicate everything we do to the greatest possible extent. Encouragement
> and support are always welcome of course.
I agree with Steve.
At the end of the day, most or all of us are volunteers, and we at OK
Melbourne have really stepped up our game over the past 5 months with
just *running* weekly events, let alone publishing videos of them
online; it really is quite a bit of work.
I'd love nothing more than to be able to publish all our meetings as
video and text under a CC license all over the 'net, but I work
full-time and have 4 distinct volunteer positions, only one of which is
Open Knowledge. We're doing our best.
Matthew Cengia

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