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The Open Video Forum

By mute, 12 December 2012


The Open Video Forum - a joint effort of xm:lab, Mokolo.Labs and various international partners - brings European and African developers active / interested in the Mokolo project, a pan-African initiative driven by a vision of supporting the online distribution of African film / visual media, together with open video developers. The event is organized as an unconference, loosely structured along a series of participant-led workshops that explore various registers of open video software development. Slots for remote participation allow space for external actors to present, offer software / platform walk-throughs, or simply chime in. Live-streaming of all sessions is provided by Streampark.

#Just a quick note on how to prepare / participate remotely in the Open Video Forum 13-14th December

Preparing for the Forum

Let your compadres know about the event, maybe they can come to the next one or participate remotely. There are details of the event, its scope and workshop outlines here.

Do join up to the email list for this event. (remember you can always unsubscribe later!)

Please send brief overviews / links to your current / past work and quick note of anything you would like to share or collaborate on to the list.  If you can't come in person please try to share that info  by Thursday midday then we can include that information in the remote participation session.

And yes we can wiki!

Remote Participation

We aim to try to make as much of the forum as possible available to remote participation. But we have sessions devoted to it on Thu 13th & Fri 15th Dec 15:00-16:00 CET

Google Hang out -  use
brief updates, presentation of approaches if possible, showcases, website / software walk thrus

IRC - We will also be in the IRC channel of or #flossmanuals - if Google Hangouts are not for you.

Preparing for the Open Video Course Sprint

On the 15th & 16th of December, we will create a course on Open Video for the upcoming School of Open on

We using a course of this kind as a way of mapping the knowledge and experience of the participants of the OVF. We know that this is an area where technology is emerging and changing quickly. The P2PU based course is a format that specifically designed for informal peer-exchange of knowledge. It's more structured than a series of wiki pages but less formal than a text book or full curriculum.

If you are interested in helping us create the course - Sign up here. -
and join the course here

We are also going to use FLOSS Manuals as way of creating reader documents to go with the course so if you haven't already you can get a login for FM here -