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.