What kinds of Free Software projects are coming out of hackerspaces?
What kinds of Free Software projects are coming out of hackerspaces? What do hackerspaces and makerspaces have to offer to FOSS communities? What can we learn from each other's communities, histories, successes, and failures? How can hackerspaces anchor Free Software communities in meatspace? Open Hardware and the Future of Stuff - 3D printing and open hardware are disrupting how we interact with the stuff we live with, acquire, imagine, and create. What new opportunities for adaptation, entrepreneurship, community, creativity and sheer awesomeness are being enabled by these technologies becoming ubiquitous? How do FOSS communities engage with the stuff being built with our bits?
For some people the word "clouds" invoke images of Chaka Kan or Joni Mitchell. For others, it's dwarf galaxies or comic book characters. Even when limiting one's focus to IT, the interpretations and claims associated with the cloud are just as broad. In this talk we'll explore the promise and pitfalls of the cloud, and how we are making Ubuntu the cloud OS for human beings whose feet remain firmly on the ground.