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The Open Video Conference was awesome.

June 22nd, 2009 by Nicholas Reville

creative commons photos from flickr users ekai and ccLearn

creative commons photos from flickr users ekai and ccLearn

Big congratulations to Dean and Elizabeth and Ben and all the other folks that worked so hard organizing the Open Video Conference this weekend. It was *fantastic*. There were wonderful speakers and more than 700 participants, a surge of interest in open video that was way beyond what we expected when we started working on this a year ago.

Best of all, it felt less like a conference and more like the start of a real movement; everyone was palpably excited. What makes open source, open standards, and open sharing so fun to work on is that we’re all building pieces of an open vision of the world, with each part working together. The Open Video Conference wasn’t a trade show of proprietary products– it was a huddle for everyone on Team Open to get ready for the next big push.

12 Responses to “The Open Video Conference was awesome.”

  1. R Livesay says:

    I am new to Miro.

    Is there an English version? I do not understand German/

  2. James says:

    Why is the miro installer (Miro-2009-07-04-nightly.exe) accessing ip address 72.21.202.96:80 ?

  3. Robb says:

    That is an amazon S3 address based upon my lookup, so that is probably where PCF is purchasing filespace from Amazon's S3 fileservice see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_S3

    Anyways, I'm not one of the programmers just thought I'd try to answer the question.

  4. forex says:

    Wow Miro is amazing! I love the concept.

  5. James says:

    WARNING to all installing miro,
    it sends private and traceable data: here are some:
    /?clientv=5&language=sv,sv&machine_code=******&method=get_offers&os=WIN5.1SP2&product_key=*****&v=1.0&signature=************
    **** = removed

    what the hell are the devs doing ?
    trying to be microsoft and molest it's users ?

    We users require an answer to what you are doing and why !!!

    • Jesse says:

      Hey. There's a notice on the download page that we use OpenCandy, explaining what it does.

      • James says:

        wow, i didn't even see that…
        Was it added recently, like after the complaints ?

        That text is too small and in the wrong place.
        Was it placed there so people wouldn't see it ?
        What person in there right mind can't see that that text is in the wrong place ?
        Seems to be placed on that page so people _will_ miss it. I am beginning to trust miro less and less..

        I mean as soon as the 'save to' dialog appears i choose a folder, click save and close that web tab/window _without_ reading anything on that page.
        And i think that many people does the same thing.
        The only time i read that page is when the download doesn't start.

        That text should be place on the _main_ download page ( http://www.getmiro.com/download/ )
        and in a way to gets the users attention.

        Beginning with fine print micro-sized text in the wrong place, oboy, are you becoming money hungry and/or just plain evil ?
        Are you going to close the source code too and put a price on miro ?

        It seems you are going in that direction…

  6. James says:

    they seem to be using opencandy.com
    yepp they did a microsoft and didn't tell us about this new "feature" in the installer
    sigh, product_key is it windows product_key ?
    machine_code ? why ?!!!

    Seems even open source is going evil
    what's next?
    closing the miro source code and sell it for a price ?

  7. nicholasPCF says:

    James– OpenCandy is a service that we have been experimenting with to earn some revenue to support Miro development. They've had heard the complaints about privacy and I think have moved in the right direction, but we are currently re-evaluating our relationship and may make some changes shortly. I completely understand your concerns and I think you are asking the right questions, issues that we are also concerned about. Finding the right types of revenue opportunities that let us continue our work, but don't conflict with our mission is a challenge, and we're always trying to do better.

  8. James says:

    ( i copied this comment from reply to Jesse, replys seem to be hidden samewhat so i put the it here too, and since this is a reply to nicholasPCF also )

    wow, i didn't even see that…
    Was it added recently, like after the complaints ?

    That text is too small and in the wrong place.
    Was it placed there so people wouldn't see it ?
    What person in there right mind can't see that that text is in the wrong place ?
    Seems to be placed on that page so people _will_ miss it. I am beginning to trust miro less and less..

    I mean as soon as the 'save to' dialog appears i choose a folder, click save and close that web tab/window _without_ reading anything on that page.
    And i think that many people does the same thing.
    The only time i read that page is when the download doesn't start.

    That text should be place on the _main_ download page ( http://www.getmiro.com/download/ )
    and in a way to gets the users attention.

    Beginning with fine print micro-sized text in the wrong place, oboy, are you becoming money hungry and/or just plain evil ?
    Are you going to close the source code too and put a price on miro ?

    It seems you are going in that direction…

  9. James says:

    nicholasPCF
    i can understand the reason (earn some revenue to support miro) behind what you did i just think that it was poorly executed and that it can be fixed/corrected if somebody pointed it out, which i did.
    i hope that you can get that part right and proper because miro is a good idea/program and it should continue, improve and prosper.

    After thought: Sorry if i sounded like a conspiracy nut in my last comment, hope you got my point though

  10. Jim-Jimm says:

    NIce article. Really nice! But i think that you could give some more info on a couple of points. However, keep on developing your great site! :)

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