Perth, Western Australia - 6th to 10th January 2014

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Multimedia and Music Miniconf


The creation of multimedia and music content continues to increase as the internet makes content distribution easier for unsigned creators. Linux and the FOSS ecosystem provides an important link in this process through the provision of affordable and highly capable content creation tools which continue to evolve in new and exciting ways. The Multimedia and Music Miniconf at LCA 2014 will bring together content creators, consumers and developers to discuss new directions in FOSS multimedia software and hardware, and exchange ideas about how to make best use of the tools at our disposal.

This miniconf will appeal to users and developers alike: anyone with an interest in multimedia or music on open-source platforms.

This miniconf is being jointly proposed by Jonathan Woithe and Silvia Pfeiffer.

Jonathan Woithe

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 (, 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.