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Quim Gil wrote:
Please forward this message to the WikiMedia project
anyone assuming such role. This is not spam, is a real message addressed
to the core WikiMedia developers. Thank you!
Invitation: how will be MediaWiki in 2004?
Quim Gil <qgil(a)interactors.coop>
Mon, 24 Nov 2003 15:24:28 +0100
We invite you to participate indirectly in a speech that we will offer
in Barcelona on December 9th to 700 Internet related professionals. This
will happen in the context of the Next'04 -
. This is one of the main &
classic Internet events in Spain and it has a very special format: 10
selected speakers have 5 minutes each to explain which they think will
be the most relevant fact of the next year, and why.
Our speech will bet for the consolidation of free software as an option
known and recognized out of the usual specialized spheres, gaining
attention from the media, businesses, institutions and society. We
believe that this will happen partially thanks to projects like yours
and this is why we want to include you in our speech.
We ask you just for some lines explaining the main developments your
project is plaining to release next year and how can this affect its
context, the users and also the similar projects developed as
proprietary software. This last element will help the audience of the
event (mainly MS Windows / Mac users) to have references and understand
by themselves how close these free software developments are related to
their needs and their work.
We ask you to send those lines to next04(a)interactors.coop. There is a
dummy example in http://interactors.coop/next04/
(sorry but this working
website is only in Spanish). Here we will also publish the other answers
we are receiving.
We will enhance the speech with screenshots, taking advantage from the
fact that the venue has a cinema screen. We wont get into details about
the screenshots, they will serve as background images in order to help
the audience to visualize the concept of "free software" that may sound
too abstract to many of them. The idea is to obtain this surprise effect
so usual between Linux newcomers: "But it looks just like Windows?!". If
you want that we add your screenshots please send them to us, preferably
at 1024x768. Or you can just send us the URLs and we make the captures,
as you prefer.
We hope that you find this experience interesting. We'll see how the
experiment turns out and thank you very much in advance for your
Looking forward for your answer,