The creation and consumption of Music and Multimedia content is a significant part of most people's lives - whether through traditional media such as broadcast radio and TV, or by way of online streaming and other evolving network distribution technologies. Life is better with Linux, and this is especially true of the tools we use to craft and enjoy multimedia and music compositions. The development and use of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for content creation continues unabated and provides a fresh, innovative environment for users and developers alike, limited only by the community's imagination. The Multimedia and Music Miniconf at LCA 2016 will showcase the latest trends and software as it relates to multimedia and music in the FOSS community, providing an opportunity for attendees to learn new skills, be introduced to fresh ideas and discover new software. As in the previous two years, we are planning to close the miniconf out with an informal jam/demo session, bringing the community's creations to a wider audience and illustrating the many and varied ways that FOSS empowers such creativity.
The Multimedia and Music Miniconf will appeal to all community members who have an interest in multimedia, music and its delivery on open source platforms.
Jonathan Woithe is a Linux developer from Adelaide in Australia. He has been using Linux since the early 1990s both privately and as part of his employment, and has been sporadically contributing small patches to the Linux kernel and various open source userspace projects for over 10 years. He is currently one of the primary developers of the FFADO project (http://www.ffado.org), working mainly on the MOTU and RME device drivers. He is also the maintainer of the Fujitsu laptop driver in the Linux kernel. Jonathan's primary open source focus is presently on software related audio and video production.
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