I’ll be giving a talk at the next meeting of Montreal’s free-software group, FACiL, about LibriVox.
Date: February 16, 2006
Place: 550 rue Sherbrooke ouest, bureau 100. (Montreal)
Admission: FREE (of course).
The topic will be something like this:
Using Open Source Models for non-Software Projects: How LibriVox is Working.
The success of the Free Software/Open Source movement has proved the possibility and efficiency of a new way of doing things. Why does this model work in software, and how can it be applied in other non-software projects?
LibriVox.org, with 800+ volunteers around the world, is an example of such a project:
“LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain, and then we release the audio files back onto the net (podcast, catalog, and torrent). Our objective is to make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet. LibriVox is a totally volunteer, free, public domain, open source project.”
If you’re a LibriVox volunteer or fan in Montreal on Thursday, it would be great to meet up.