I'm at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention in Portland. Perfect weather, nice town, good conference, good folks. This is my first time in Portland (I think), and my first OSCON. Having recently joined the OSI and Mozilla Foundation board, I'm getting to know the open source community and I am enjoying it very much. I have always had a respectful, but slightly distant relationship with the community having found it a bit intimidating. I'd always been a supporter, promoter and friend, but now I am becoming a participant. I saw Steve Gillmor and Doc Searls wandering the halls of OSCON together and they were totally in their medium.

For now, I think my contribution to this community will be help with the international perspective and help with some of the non-profit organization issues. It is amazing how many of the same issues many of these non-profits face, particularly on international issues. Desiree, Veni and I have been talking about making a "starter kit" for new countries. It would have instructions on how to set up local presences for CPSR, ISOC, Mozilla, OSI, CC, Wikipedia and a variety of other Open Source/Internet/Free Culture movements. More so than in the US, the people involved in these movements in the smaller countries are often the same people.

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I like your idea of "starter kit". Will be great!

Enjoy the convention!
Greetings from Spain, Ifrit

tsts you should not be in Portland

you should be here
http://wikimania.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Hello, Joi-san. I tried TB but doesn't seem to be working so I'll leave an URL here.

http://blog.livedoor.jp/dankogai/archives/29682686.html

Dan the Session Speaker, OSCON2005

Hello Joi,

I read Momus' blog and followed a link to your page only to discover that you are in my home town right now. I don't know where the OCON conference is (I'm a fan of O'Reilly but not very techy) but if you have a chance drop my shop -- 921 SW Oak St. (we're just a block away from Powell's). I think you will enjoy it and if I am around I would enjoy meeting you.

xChloe

For now, I think my contribution to this community will be help with the international perspective and help with some of the non-profit organization issues. It is amazing how many of the same issues many of these non-profits face, particularly on international issues. Desiree, Veni and I have been talking about making a "starter kit" for new countries. It would have instructions on how to set up local presences for CPSR, ISOC, Mozilla, OSI, CC, Wikipedia and a variety of other Open Source/Internet/Free Culture movements. More so than in the US, the people involved in these movements in the smaller countries are often the same people.

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