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The Digital Tipping Point

Christian Einfeldt

Welcome to the The Digital Tipping Point (DTP) collection. The DTP crew describes their project as a Point-of-View (POV) documentary film about the rapidly growing global shift to open source software, and the effects that massive wave of technological change will have on literacy, art, and culture around the world.



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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This particular segment features me, Christian Einfeldt, walking around Linux World Expo in August, 2005, looking for the Microsoft booth. Linux World is a big convention, and Microsoft usually had a booth there. I didn't find it that year. Why? Is it a trend? Was Linux World Expo less important to Microsoft? While looking for Microsoft, I bump into John Van Ostrand, the Technical Director...
Topics: John Van Ostrand, Van Ostrand, John, Maddog Hall, Jon Maddog Hall, NetDirect.ca, Linux World and...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of interviews features Vikram Dendi, currently a Senior Product Manager for Incubation Business Strategy for Microsoft, who was a Product Manager for RealNetworks at the time of this interview. If there were one interview that could somehow embody much of what the Digital Tipping Point video library and documentary project is all about, it would be Vikram Dendi. Vikram himself...
Topics: Vikram Dendi, Dendi, Vikram, Helix, RealNetworks, Microsoft's Response to Free Open Source...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of interview segments features Bob Kerr, a highly paid computer systems administrator for Universal Studios in California, who quit his job to return to his native Scotland to give out Free Open Source Software CDs in schools and nearly all of the Scottish libraries. In the first two tapes in Bob's interviews (tapes 042 and 043), Bob explains that he undertook this work because...
Topics: Bob Kerr, Kerr, Bob, Scotland, Edinburgh, Free Software And Free Culture, Microsoft Like The Roman...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. In this particular segment, Patrick Harvey continues on with the story that he started on the previous segment, segment 003.mpg, about how the electorate is losing interest in the democratic process all across Europe. He feels that it is important for people to feel engaged in the process of governing, and feels that mass electronic communications have added to the electorate's feeling of...
Topics: Patrick Harvey, Harvey, Patrick, Scotland, Parliament, Green Party, Glasgow, trust voting machines,...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This particular segment features Madrid Educator Ismael Ali Gago talking about the City and state (Region) of Madrid's use of free open source software in the schools. In this small snip, he introduces himself, and tells us that 5 million people live in Madrid, and he describes his job, and a bit Madrid's use of open source software in its technical literacy campaign. tape id =...
Topics: Madrid, schools and open source, Ismael Ali Gago, Gago, Ismael Ali
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of segments features interviews with Francisco Antonio Paco Huertas Mendez, the Director of the Center for New Initiatives of the Regional Government of Extremadura, Spain. Extremadura has historically been one of the less wealthy of the 17 semi-autonomous Regions of Spain, due to the fact that it is landlocked, relatively arid, has rocky soil, and is not rich in minerals. But...
Topics: Francisco Antonio Paco Huertas Mendez, Huertas Mendez, Francisco Antonio Paco, Paco Huertas,...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. The Region of Extremadura has become a global leader in using Free Open Source Software to bring the power and wisdom of the Internet to less wealthy groups. (A "Region" in Spain is roughly the same as a "State" or "Province"; a semi-autonomous political subdivision of the nation of Spain). Extremadura has historically been one of the less wealthy Regions of...
Topics: Extremadura, Extremadura, schools, Spain, children and open source, schools and open source,...
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of 9 segments features Brazilian Culture Minister Gilberto Gil's keynote presentation at FISL Con 5 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. This series of segments is unusual in that we have chosen to start in the middle of the keynote speech given by Jon Maddog Hall. We are presenting it this way for these reasons: first, because that is how it happened. Second, because the reception given to...
Topics: Gilberto Gil, Gil, Gilberto, Brazilian Culture Minister Gilberto Gil, Porto Alegre, Brazil, Brazil,...
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of segments features interviews with Francisco Antonio Paco Huertas Mendez, the Director of the Center for New Initiatives of the Regional Government of Extremadura, Spain. Extremadura has historically been one of the less wealthy of the 17 semi-autonomous Regions of Spain, due to the fact that it is landlocked, relatively arid, has rocky soil, and is not rich in minerals. But...
Topics: Francisco Antonio Paco Huertas Mendez, Huertas Mendez, Francisco Antonio Paco, Paco Huertas,...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This particular series of video segments features Luis Casas Luengo, the Director of Fundecyt, a private foundation in the Spanish Region of Extremadura dedicated to funding Free Open Source Software ventures and projects. The DTP will be many, many films created by the global open source video community about how open source is changing their lives. We, the DTP crew, are submitting this...
Topics: Luis Casas Luengo, Casas Luengo, Luis, Extremadura, Spain, Badajoz, Fundecyt, sustainability of...
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of segments features Luis Millan Vazquez de Miguel, the Minister of Infrastructure and Technological Development for Extremadura, Spain. Minister Millan Vazquez is a great example of what a visionary can do in government. He is one of the chief architects of Extremadura's remarkable economic reversals. Extremadura historically has been one of the less wealthy of the 17 Regions of...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! This series of 8 video segments features a life-size chess game that takes place at School Park in Santo Andre, a mostly industrial city adjacent to Sao Paulo, Brazil. These 8 are largely b-roll shot with the intent of being displaying at a faster speed to demonstrate a...
Topic: Digital Tipping Point: Linux on old computer hardware gets at risk youth back in the game
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! This series of 11 video segments features a tour of a Brazilian telencenter, called Jaragua TaiPas. It is located on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil, a city of some 19 million people. You can see b-roll footage of the drive through Sao Paulo to this telecenter here....
Topics: Children And Open Source, B-roll Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Telecenters in, Telecenters And Open Source,...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! In this series of 15 interview segments, real-time Linux kernel developer Bill Huey talks about his experience with the efficacy of the Linux kernel society. He explains why he thinks that the Linux kernel project has proven to be such a huge success over more than a...
Topics: Bill Huey, Huey, Bill, Apple OS X, Microsoft's .Net, Digital Tipping Point As Inevitable, Digital...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! In this series of 6 interview segments, real-time Linux kernel developer Bill Huey talks about his experience with the efficacy of the Linux kernel society. He explains why he thinks that the Linux kernel project has proven to be such a huge success over more than a...
Topics: Bill Huey, Huey, Bill, Mobile devices and Free Open Source Software, Code as Creative Expression
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This segment features Nat Friedman, one of the visionary co-founders of the open source company, Ximian, along with Miguel de Icaza. Nat Friedman stands out among developers in the free open source software community for brilliance both in code writing and in business judgment. The DTP will be many, many films created by the global open source video community about how open source is...
Topics: Nat Friedman, Friedman, Nat, Ximian, Novell
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and typing the audio as you hear it into the wiki. Please be sure to add the transcription for this segment under segment 016, and then please leave a note under segment two that segments one and two have been edited down into one file. You can find other ways to contribute by going to our wiki front page here: http://digitaltippingpoint.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page Thanks for viewing our video!
Topics: Bhaskar Chakravorti, Chakravorti, Bhaskar, McKinsey and Co., Monitor Group
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of segments features interviews with the David and Mark Silverman, the owners of Sub300.com, North America's first Linux-only computer store! Yep, no Microsoft. No Mac. The slogan for their store is "Costs less, no Microsoft mess." LOL!! These guys are really smart. Their store is tiny, so they keep their costs low. The store, which is called Sub500.com in Canadian...
Topics: David Silverman, Silverman, David, Marc Silverman, Silverman, Marc, Sub300.com, Sub500.com,...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Andrew Pitonyak is proof that the stereotype of the computer scientist as being an anti-social nerd is all wrong. He's funny, he's written a really useful OpenOffice.org manual for newbies, and he's the father of a baby girl who, at only a few months after her birth, managed to build her own website. Or so he claims . I smell a rat. In this particular segment, The DTP will be many, many...
Topics: Andrew Pitonyak, Pitonyak, Andrew, OpenOffice.org
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Andrew Pitonyak is proof that the stereotype of the computer scientist as being an anti-social nerd is all wrong. He's funny, he's written a really useful OpenOffice.org manual for newbies, and he's the father of a baby girl who, at only a few months after her birth, managed to build her own website. Or so he claims . I smell a rat. In this particular segment, The DTP will be many, many...
Topics: Andrew Pitonyak, Pitonyak, Andrew, OpenOffice.org
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Dan Gillmor is the creator of the phrase, "Distributed Journalism", which is an indication of the fact that Dan was one of the first mainstream journalists for a major global newspaper to spot the impact that the Internet and Free Open Source Software would have upon the craft of reporting the news. Dan's accomplishments are legion. He has won boatloads of honors and awards for his...
Topics: Dan Gillmor, Gillmor, Dan, distributed journalism, citizen journalism, We the Media, Open Source...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Dan Gillmor is the creator of the phrase, "Distributed Journalism", which is an indication of the fact that Dan was one of the first mainstream journalists for a major global newspaper to spot the impact that the Internet and Free Open Source Software would have upon the craft of reporting the news. Dan's accomplishments are legion. He has won boatloads of honors and awards for his...
Topics: Dan Gillmor, Gillmor, Dan, distributed journalism, citizen journalism, We the Media, Open Source...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This particular series of video segments features an interview between Assignment Zero community reporter Michael Shaw and DTP producer Christian Einfeldt. We have it on good information that the DTP producer was underslept at the time of this interview, and that is apparent in the, um,...
Topics: Shaw, Michael, Michael Shaw, Free Software, Open Source Software, history of Free Open Source...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. The Digital Tipping Point is very proud to offer this unique interview with Ian Murdock, the founder of Debian, the world's largest GNU-Linux distro. It really is difficult to exaggerate the importance of the Debian GNU-Linux distribution. Debian is the foundation upon which many other distributions (distros) are built. A distro is one interpretation of the very large collection of packages...
Topics: Ian Murdock, Murdock, Ian, Debian, Progeny, Microsoft's Response to Free Open Source Software, San...
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This 5:30 minute segment features Ken Starks, one of the organizers of the Lindependence outreach event in Felton, California, wrapping up the events of July 13, 2008, which was the first Lindependence demo and installfest. The purpose of this video is to support a DTP story about Lindependence 2008, which is an event planned by Larry Cafiero and Ken Starks (aka Helios) to persuade a town of...
Topics: Ken Starks, Starks, Ken, Felton, California, Lindependence 2008, Retail Free Open Source Activism,...
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of segments features Carlos Castro Castro, the General Director for the Information Society of Extremadura, Spain. The Information Society is one of the main umbrella organizations that has been responsible for bringing digital literacy and Free Open Source Software the people of Extremadura, Spain. The reach of this program has been rather broad, and has included businesses...
Topics: Carlos Castro Castro, Castro Castro, Carlos, Extremadura, Spain, Merida, Extremadura Information...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This particular series of video segments features Luis Casas Luengo, the Director of Fundecyt, a private foundation in the Spanish Region of Extremadura dedicated to funding Free Open Source Software ventures and projects. The DTP will be many, many films created by the global open source video community about how open source is changing their lives. We, the DTP crew, are submitting this...
Topics: Luis Casas Luengo, Casas Luengo, Luis, Extremadura, Spain, Badajoz, Fundecyt, sustainability of...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of interviews features Kevin Foreman, who was a general manager for the Helix division at RealNetworks at the time this video was shot. Kevin Foreman is a filmmaker's dream. He is articular, handsome, and delivers awesome soundbites. Meaning that he states his opinion clearly and concisely. A documentary filmmaker is concerned less with whether an interviewee agrees with the...
Topics: Kevin Foreman, Foreman, Kevin, RealNetworks, Helix, Microsoft like the Roman Empire, The World is...
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of segments features Luis Millan Vazquez de Miguel, the Minister of Infrastructure and Technological Development for Extremadura, Spain. Minister Millan Vazquez is a great example of what a visionary can do in government. He is one of the chief architects of Extremadura's remarkable economic reversals. Extremadura historically has been one of the less wealthy of the 17 Regions of...
Topics: Luis Millan Vazquez de Miguel, Millan Vazquez de Miguel, Luis, Extremadura, Spain, Minister of...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of segments features Andago CEO Rafael Garcia Leiva. Rafael has had an extraordinary impact on the advancement of Free Open Source Software in Spain. His company, Andago, has worked closely with the governments of several Spanish regions, such as the Region of Extremadura, which has become a global leader in advancing Free Open Source Softwre. In these segments, Rafael tells the...
Topics: Rafael Garcia Leiva, Leiva, Rafael Garcia, Spain, Madrid, Andago, MaX GNU/Linux distro, Madrid...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This particular segment features Sergio Amadeu, who is the President of ITI Brazil, which is the Brazilian federal agency that answers to the President of Brazil on technological issues. In this snip, Sergio talks about how he came to head Brazil's ITI agency. He was responsible for creating telecenters in Sao Paulo, a city of 16 million people. These telecenters became very popular, and the...
Topics: Sergio Amadeu, Amadeu, Sergio, Brazil ITI, President of Brazil's technology agency, Sergio's...
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! This series of 11 interview segments features John William Templeton, a widely published historian, journalist, and business commentator. John is president and executive editor of eAccess Corp. in San Francisco. As editor of the San Jose Business Journal, he helped...
Topics: John William Templeton, Templeton, John William, Obstacles To Free Open Source Software,...
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! Microsoft is a fascinating company. Even its staunchest critics have respect for it the same way that they might respect the power of a massive hurricane. Microsoft is simply a force of nature. Which is part of the fascination of the Digital Tipping Point film, because...
Topics: Victor Stone, Stone, Victor, Creative Commons, Music and Free Open Source Software, Creative...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! This series of 8 video segments features b-roll images and sound of the art reclamation project at School Park in Santo Andre, a mostly industrial city adjacent to Sao Paulo, Brazil. As will be learned from the tour associated with this b-roll, the purpose of this art...
Topics: Children And Open Source, Old Hardware and Open Source, School Park, Santo Andre, Santo Andre,...
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! Microsoft is a fascinating company. Even its staunchest critics have respect for it the same way that they might respect the power of a massive hurricane. Microsoft is simply a force of nature. Which is part of the fascination of the Digital Tipping Point film, because...
Topics: Victor Stone, Stone, Victor, Creative Commons, Music and Free Open Source Software, Creative...
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of 4 segments features Larry Lessig, a Stanford Law professor who has completely changed the nature of intellectual property by giving legal structure to the Free Culture movement. Lessig is featured here as a keynote speaker at the huge FISL 5 conference that took place in Porto Alegre, Brazil, in June 2004. Lessig is introduced here in Brazilian Portuguese by Claudio Prado, the...
Topics: Larry Lessig, Lessig, Larry, Creative Commons, FISL Con 5, Porto Alegre, Brazil, Brazil, Free...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! This series of 8 video segments features a life-size chess game that takes place at School Park in Santo Andre, a mostly industrial city adjacent to Sao Paulo, Brazil. These 8 are largely b-roll shot with the intent of being displaying at a faster speed to demonstrate a...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of segments features one of Hewlett Packard's greatest open source software stars, Stormy Peters. And yes, every one really calls her Stormy. You've just gotta be impressed by parents who would name their baby girl Stormy. What a prophecy for a child's life. And true to her name, Stormy Peters has achieved great things. Stormy works at OpenLogic where she set up and manages the...
Topics: Stormy Peters, Peters, Stormy, Hewlett Packard
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of segments features William W. Fischer, a professor of intellectual property law at Harvard. In these segments, Professor Fischer's theme is that distribution institutions are key to Free Culture. His two main points are whether musicians (and other artists) should be paid, and if so, how? He says that regarding recorded music as advertising for concerts is not a sufficient...
Topics: William Fischer, Fischer, William, Creative Commons, Free Culture, Culture of Sharing, Business...
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! In this series of 15 interview segments, software engineer Natasha Humphries tells the remarkable story of losing her job as a software engineer to colleagues in Bangalore, India. Natasha, a Stanford grad who has worked for 10 years as a software engineer, was...
Topics: Natasha Humphries, Humphries, Natasha, Palm One, India, Jobs lost to globalization, Free Software,...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. In this segment, Margaret Aranyosi talks about the ripple effect that KITE's work is having in local communities in Uganda and Nigeria. In the case of the Lungujja Women's Association (LWA) in Kampala, Uganda, the women who worked in the project received training in how to use the computers and access the Internet. Their website is here: http://www.wougnet.org/Profiles/lungujja.html In the...
Topics: Aranyosi, Margaret, Margaret Aranyosi, KITE, Inc., Africa, Kampala, Uganda, Lungujja Women's...
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This segment features Christian Hardy, the Chief Informations Officer for the French Ministry of Economics, Finance, and Industry. Christian Hardy's department is responsible for making purchasing decisions for much of France's governmental infrastructure, although not all of it. He is in a unique position to talk about France's interest in security, sovereignty, and growing France's IT...
Topics: Christian Hardy, Hardy, Christian, France, French Ministry of Economics, Finance and Industry
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This segment featuers Ian Lynch, one of the main moving forces behind free open source software and open standards in the UK. Ian has been influential in bringing free open source software to the UK schools, and his INGOTs program for teaching computer use is revolutionizing the use of computers in the classroom around the world. Ian is one of the earliest members of the Open Document...
Topics: Ian Lynch, Lynch, Ian, United Kingdom, England, INGOTs
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Larry Augustin's bio on his blog describes him as an angel investor and advisor to early stage technology companies. He has served on the boards of important companies that have helped to prove that Free Open Source Software is financially viable across several different business models. He is one of the group who coined the term "Open Source", a move which has been a key marketing...
Topics: Larry Augustin, Augustin, Larry, VA Software, Sourceforge, Slashdot, LNUX, Linux.com
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This segment features Bhaskar Chakravorti, who is a visionary business management consultant currently with McKinsey & Company in Boston. Bhaskar has done the important theoretical work of unpacking the "chicken and egg" question facing not only free open source software, but in fact any innovation that is challenging the entrenched market leaders such as Microsoft. In North...
Topics: Bhaskar Chakravorti, Chakravorti, Bhaskar, McKinsey and Co., Monitor Group
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This segment features Bhaskar Chakravorti, who is a visionary business management consultant currently with McKinsey & Company in Boston. Bhaskar has done the important theoretical work of unpacking the "chicken and egg" question facing not only free open source software, but in fact any innovation that is challenging the entrenched market leaders such as Microsoft. In North...
Topics: Bhaskar Chakravorti, Chakravorti, Bhaskar, McKinsey and Co., Monitor Group
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This semgent features Vladimir Glazounov, a Sun Microsystems developer. Vladimir introduces himself and tells us he was born in Siberia, Russia, and now he lives in Hamburg, Germany. I ask him what free open source software means for him. He says that open source software means freedom. He uses no Microsoft products. He likes the fact that with open source software, he can get the newest...
Topics: Vladimir Glazounov, Glazounov, Vladimir, Sun Microsystems developer, male, Russian, 30s, blond...
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This segment features Simon Phipps, the head of free open source strategy for Sun Microsystems. If you are attending a conference where Simon is talking, do make sure to take time to sit in on Simon's presentation, because his talks are often worth the price of admission alone. Simon is erudite, engaging, and insightful. One of his key analytical contributions to understanding free open...
Topics: Simon Phipps, Phipps, Simon, Sun Microsystems, Berlin OpenOffice.org Conference 2004
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Larry Augustin's bio on his blog describes him as an angel investor and advisor to early stage technology companies. He has served on the boards of important companies that have helped to prove that Free Open Source Software is financially viable across several different business models. He is one of the group who coined the term "Open Source", a move which has been a key marketing...
Topics: Larry Augustin, Augustin, Larry, VA Software, Sourceforge, Slashdot, LNUX, Linux.com
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This segment features Josh Abraham tape id = e-dv204_6_cambridge_abraham_08-05_006.ogg The DTP will be many, many films created by the global open source video community about how open source is changing their lives. We, the DTP crew, are submitting this footage for anyone to rip, mix, and burn under the Creative Commons Attribute - ShareAlike license. We welcome edits, transcriptions,...
Topics: Josh Abraham, Abraham, Josh
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! This second set of a series of interview segments features anthropologist Gabriella Coleman. You might think that anthropologist are only useful for studying bones of old, forgotten cultures, but you would be wrong. As this series of 13 interview segments shows, we can...
Topics: Gabriella Coleman, Coleman, Gabriella, FISL Con 5, Porto Alegre, Brazil, Brazil
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of segments features me, Christian Einfeldt, giving a keynote presentation to the OpenOffice.org Conference in Berlin in 2004. I really hesitate to put this footage up on the Archive for several reasons. First, arrogance is the kiss of death to a free open source project, and I am reluctant to do anything that makes it look as if this film or this segment is about me, which it's...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! This series of 12 video segments features John Koenig, a software consultant and lawyer. John's video is useful for an overview of how people make money with Free Open Source Software (FOSS). In 2008, we now know how people make money with Free Open Source Software, but...
Topics: Swarming, African Army Ants, Swarming and, RFID, Embedded Linux, John Koenig, Koenig, John,...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Alexandro Colorado is a very fascinating person. He is a Mexican national who is worked energetically all over the world to speed up the spread of free open source software. He is the co-founder of the hugely successful XpoLinux conference in Mexico, and he is a longtime lead of the massive Spanish-language project for OpenOffice.org. At the time of this interview, he was working on...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This segment is part of a series of "person-on-the-street" interviews we conducted in Harvard Square. We wanted to see how deeply free open source software had permeated the consciousness of the denizens of Cambridge. Harvard Square could not be called a cross-section of the US; but Cambridge certainly is the breeding ground of the privileged and the leaders of the next generation,...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interivew segments! This series of interview segments features Bdale Garbee, who is one of the key tech gurus responsible for Hewlett Packard's support of Free Open Source Software. Hewlett Packard is currently the world's largest manufacturer of computer systems for individuals, small...
Topics: Bdale Garbee, Garbee, Bdale, Hewlett Packard, FISL Con 5, Porto Alegre, Brazil, Brazil
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! This series of interview segments features Jon Maddog Hall. who has long been instrumental in guiding and promoting the development of Free Open Source Software, and in particular the operating system called GNU-Linux, sometimes called Linux for short. Among other...
Topics: Jon Maddog Hall, Hall, Jon Maddog, Maddog Hall, History Of Free Open Source Software, History of...
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! In this series of 21 interview segments, Dolby computer wiz John Gilbert talks about where Linux has penetrated the movie industry. And if anyone should know, it is this guy. John makes his living by using Unix and Linux to help make the magic of Dolby movie sounds and...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! This series of 11 video segments features Brazilian entreprenuer Marcelo Marques, the prinicpal of Brazilian network security and training company 4Linux. He is also the principal of LPI Brazil, an international training and certification company. This footage was shot...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. We are very proud to exhibit this segment of our interview with Richard Stallman, the man who first articulated the power of sharing free software. Verbatim copying and distribution of this entire article are permitted worldwide without royalty in any medium provided this notice is preserved. Excerpts consisting of any number of complete sentences may be used on the same terms. In this...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! This series of 3 video segments features a tour of the e-Government office of the City of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sao Paulo is a city of some 19 million people, making it one of the top ten most populous cities of the world (seventh largest as of the time of this writing in...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This segment featuers Ian Lynch, one of the main moving forces behind free open source software and open standards in the UK. Ian has been influential in bringing free open source software to the UK schools, and his INGOTs program for teaching computer use is revolutionizing the use of computers in the classroom around the world. Ian is one of the earliest members of the Open Document...
Topics: Ian Lynch, Lynch, Ian, United Kingdom, England, INGOTs, DIY and freedom, culture of DIY with open...
This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! Microsoft is a fascinating company. Even its staunchest critics have respect for it the same way that they might respect the power of a massive hurricane. Microsoft is simply a force of nature. Which is part of the fascination of the Digital Tipping Point film, because...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of segments featuers Dwayne Bailey, who is the Founder and Managing Director of Translate.org.za, a non-profit organisation focused on the localisation, or translation, of Open Source software into South Africa's 11 official languages. Dwayne is also a long time community leader in the OpenOffice.org community. If you would like this interview and would like to help out, please...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. We are very proud to exhibit this segment of our interview with Richard Stallman, the man who first articulated the power of sharing free software. Verbatim copying and distribution of this entire article are permitted worldwide without royalty in any medium provided this notice is preserved. Excerpts consisting of any number of complete sentences may be used on the same terms. In this...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Thanks to Thomas King, a writer for Linux.com and LXer, for doing the rough editing for this series of interview segments! This series of 7 video segments features a behind-the-scenes look at the production of a popular Brazilian TV show, called TV Cultura, starring Marcelo Tas. In this episode of his broadcast, Marcelo is interviewing Alvaro De Moya, author of the book, TV Excelsior: Gloria...
Topics: Marcelo Tas, Tas, Marcelo, TV Cultura, Sao Paulo, Brazil, popularity of open source, Brazil
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of segments features Linux sysadmin wizard Marc Merlin. Marc has worked for some of the big Silicon Valley Linux companies as a Linux sysadmin and engineer, and so you might expect him to apply his code magic to areas of his personal life, but wait until you see what he does. Marc wired his entire house with Linux, Free Open Source Software, and scripts he wrote to remotely...
Topics: Marc Merlin, Merlin, Marc, Coolness Of Open Source Software, DIY possibilities, Innovation and...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of videos features Salk Institute computational neuroscientist Thomas Bartol. Jonas Salk is best known for his work in creating the life-saving polio vaccine, but for our purposes, he was equaliy heroic for releasing his work to the public, famously saying that the people owned his vaccine and exclaiming, "Who owns my polio vaccine? The people! Could you patent the...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of segments features Linux sysadmin wizard Marc Merlin. Marc has worked for some of the big Silicon Valley Linux companies as a Linux sysadmin and engineer, and so you might expect him to apply his code magic to areas of his personal life, but wait until you see what he does. Marc wired his entire house with Linux, Free Open Source Software, and scripts he wrote to remotely...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This particular series of segments features Michael Shaw, a community reporter for Assignment Zero. Assigment Zero is classic example of what tech journalist Dan Gillmor has called "Distributed Journalism" in his ground-breaking book, We the Media . One of the basic ideas of our film is that Free Open Source Software is so big, and so influential, that it will change the way that...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. We at the DTP are not Microsoft-haters. And yet it is important to remember that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Right now, in 2008, Microsoft still has too much power over the desktop software market. And this interview with Sterling Ball reminds us about what can happen when one company has too much power. Sterling Ball is the owner of the Ernie Ball company, a...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Kendall Dawson is the Community Liaison for Linspire, which produces a polished GNU Linux distro. Kendall embodies the quality that makes Linspire such a cool GNU Linux distro: it's commitment to the end user. I know from having spent a lot of time with Kendall on the Linspire forum and in emails that he works long hard hours to help end users feel comfortable and at home with their GNU...
Topics: Kendall Dawson, Dawson, Kendall, Linspire, San Diego, California, Lindows
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of segments features Linux sysadmin wizard Marc Merlin. Marc has worked for some of the big Silicon Valley Linux companies as a Linux sysadmin and engineer, and so you might expect him to apply his code magic to areas of his personal life, but wait until you see what he does. Marc wired his entire house with Linux, Free Open Source Software, and scripts he wrote to remotely...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. Kendall Dawson is the Community Liaison for Linspire, which produces a polished GNU Linux distro. Kendall embodies the quality that makes Linspire such a cool GNU Linux distro: it's commitment to the end user. I know from having spent a lot of time with Kendall on the Linspire forum and in emails that he works long hard hours to help end users feel comfortable and at home with their GNU...
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This is one of many short video segments which will be added to the Digital Tipping Point (DTP) archive. This series of segments features Linux sysadmin wizard Marc Merlin. Marc has worked for some of the big Silicon Valley Linux companies as a Linux sysadmin and engineer, and so you might expect him to apply his code magic to areas of his personal life, but wait until you see what he does. Marc wired his entire house with Linux, Free Open Source Software, and scripts he wrote to remotely...
Topics: Marc Merlin, Merlin, Marc, Coolness Of Open Source Software, DIY possibilities, Innovation and...