linux week 2011

How To Record Conference Video On A Budget

Videoing presentations at conferences is pretty much the norm these days, but you won’t get great results if you just stick a single camera on a tripod and hope for the best. Here’s the equipment you’ll need to do it effectively without spending a fortune, and some tips on making…

Open Source Isn’t Necessarily Free From Bit Rot

Open Source Isn’t Necessarily Free From Bit Rot

One of the much-discussed advantages of open source software is that it should make it easier for future generations to access data. But in his keynote address at Linux.conf.au in Brisbane, “father of the Internet” Vint Cerf noted that even open source systems weren’t completely free from the challenge of…