Video Blogging, Emerging Telephony, and more from Brazil

by Daniel H. Steinberg

Bruce Stewart, editor of the new ETel site, joins us for a look back at the highlights from last week's O'Reilly Emerging Telephony conference. Josh Kinberg shows you how easy it is to get started with video blogging and what to expect if you just want to watch some good ones. Bruno Souza continues his look at open source in Brazil.(DTF 02-03-2006: 25 minutes 02 seconds)

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Distributing the Future February 3, 2006: "Video Blogging, Emerging Telephony, and more from Brazil"

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1:25 ETel

You're going to hear a lot about emerging telephony in the next year or so. Bruce Stewart, editor of the new ETel website, talks to us about the most interesting stories, demos, and presentations at the recent O'Reilly ETel conference. Bruce talks about some of the new VOIP- and telephone-based applications and emphasizes some of the important policy debates now in progress. (7:40)

9:05 Capturing Moments and Sharing Them

Josh Kinberg loves short video glimpses into a real person's life. He is a developer of the video blog aggregation tool FireAnt. He also produces his own video blogs and helps others (such as Rocketboom). He knows what he likes and doesn't like, and tells you how to be a better video blogger. The resource Josh mentions for tutorials and info on video blogging is (9:00)

18:05 Standards in Brazil

Bruno Souza continues to speak passionately about the importance of open source software to his home country of Brazil. In this second segment, he talks about convincing government officials and companies of the importance of open source licensing. Portuguese speakers may want to follow the links to Forum Internacional Software Livre and to the SouJava Brazilian Java user group. (6:00)

Total running time: 25:02

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Production Notes

The initial montage is from Tim O'Reilly, recorded at OSCON '04 and in a phone interview with Doug Kaye of ITConversations, and is used with permission. "The future is here, it's just not evenly distributed yet" is a quote from author William Gibson that Tim used with attribution.

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Daniel H. Steinberg is the editor for the new series of Mac Developer titles for the Pragmatic Programmers. He writes feature articles for Apple's ADC web site and is a regular contributor to Mac Devcenter. He has presented at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, MacWorld, MacHack and other Mac developer conferences.

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