Forum .LRN Q&A: .LRN Heidelberg Conference Results and Follow-up

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The Heidelberg conference was a great success (the OpenACS sessions are still going on). There will be follow-up discussions soon.

Please look at Cesar Brea's weblog posting, which captures nicely the energy, enthusiasm, and "revolution" underway.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/cesarbrea/stories/storyReader$33

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Posted by Talli Somekh on
Very nice. Cesar, thanks for the round up for those of us who couldn't make it.

Two comments, though, which aren't related to the topic but important nonetheless...

1) We are not the Open Arsdigita Community System anymore. It's the Open Architecture Community System now.

2) The GPL is not the public domain. It's actually rather explicitly the opposite of public domain. The GPL is copyrighted software, just released under a license that says that you must pass all the rights you have to someone else when you distribute it. Public domain means that anyone can use the software for whatever they like - as open source, free or proprietary software.

These may seem like nitpicks, but as marketeers it's important to present the product correctly, particularly in light of the OpenACS being free software.

talli

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Posted by Cesar Brea on
Points taken, thanks.
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Posted by Bruce Spear on
I've posted my photos from the conference, here If anyone is uncomfortable with their image appearing here, kindly let me know. Also, a couple of people who were not there asked if I might put names beside the images, so I'll appreciate some advice on this, too. Thanks! Bruce
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Posted by Andrew Piskorski on
Talli, not that it really matters to me, but "Open Architecture Community System", since when? Apparently I either missed or forgot about the name change, so when did that happen?
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Posted by Talli Somekh on
Andrew, you missed it - it happened a while ago. There was a vote on it and it's been on the name on the homepage for at least a year now.

talli

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Posted by C. R. Oldham on
Wow! Streaming Video?  I can't wait to see that!
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Posted by Peter Marklund on

I realize that I fall far short of Bruce's photo contribution, both in terms of quantity and quality, but nevertheless here are the photos I took during the .LRN Heidelberg conference.

Bruce - thanks for taking all those great photos!

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Posted by Don Baccus on
Sure, put names next to photos, it's great for community members to see who is who when they can't make a conference.