Aaron Seigo is creating videos about free software
17

patrons

$38
per Video
The Luminosity of Free Software (LoFS) is a half-hour show that show focuses on the outstanding positive achievements in free (as-in-freedom) software. I cover technical aspects of free software products; the communities that are involved in creating and using free software; and the political and philosophical issues free software faces from time to time, bringing my 15 years of experience as a free software developer and community organizer to every episode.

Episodes are divided into three segments: a technical review, an editorial and a Q&A session.  The technical review focuses on a single software product and tend to be in-depth but as accessible to a general tech audience as possible. The focus is less on the marketing bullet-points of the product and more on the design and capabilities of the software, often with live demos. The editorial segments take on the "soft" topics of free software and the communities around it; free software is a social, collaborative phenomenon and this segment exists due to that. The Q&A session takes on a mix of questions sent in by email and social media as well as live on the irc channel ( #luminosity on irc.freenode.net).

The goal is to keep it interesting and informative. Yes, at the same time. :) Hopefully everyone, including me, gets to learn something and not fall asleep while watching.

Many people watch the show and provide encouraging feedback, but the LoFS episodes have remained a labor of love that takes time, energy and the occasional bit of money to keep going.

Based on feedback from viewers, I've purchased better audio and video equipment to improve the show and would like nothing more than to continue to invest in such improvements. Better lighting, a nice backdrop .. that sort of thing. Your support will help make that happen.

I organize the shows in my spare time. Researching, writing and other show prep takes several times as long as the actual show itself. I don't mind this, but when time gets short in the week due to family, work getting hectic or other fancy shiny things dancing around in my general field of vision, I sometimes find myself sacrificing these videos. Your demonstrated support will help keep me motivated and with the incentive to keep producing shows even when something new and shiny dances past. ;)
Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per Video
9 patrons
Topic Maker!
Vote on the next show's topics! I will post possible subjects in an online poll available only to patrons where you can vote on what I should delve into next.
Pledge $3 or more per Video
3 patrons
Credit Worthy!
In addition to voting on topics, you will also be listed at the end of each show as a public "Thank you" from me to you. Just think: immortalized in the credits! (You can opt out of this, of course!)
Pledge $5 or more per Video
2 of 50 patrons
Postcards from Zürich
Open to the first 50 people who pledge at this level (and supply a shipping address): I will send you a personalized postcard from Zürich., Switzerland Snail mail ftw! (And, of course, the "Credit Worthy" perk...)
Pledge $7 or more per Video
1 patron
Be My Guest
You will be invited to join me live on the show during the Q&A session. where you can ask me anything, add your 2 cents on the show's topics, etc. You  pick which show; maximum two people per show; first-come-first-booked. Also, the "Credit Worthy" perk!
Pledge $10 or more per Video
0 of 10 patrons
Private Session
A one-hour, private Google+ Hangout session! Just you, me and your friends (or enemies .. you pick) at a time of our mutual agreement. That's in addition to the "Be My Guest" perk and, if you are fast enough, the "Postcards from Zürich" perk!
Goals
$38 of $1,000 per Video
At this level, I can start to think about taking the show on the road and hosting live shows at some of the cool free software / technology events around Europe.
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The Luminosity of Free Software (LoFS) is a half-hour show that show focuses on the outstanding positive achievements in free (as-in-freedom) software. I cover technical aspects of free software products; the communities that are involved in creating and using free software; and the political and philosophical issues free software faces from time to time, bringing my 15 years of experience as a free software developer and community organizer to every episode.

Episodes are divided into three segments: a technical review, an editorial and a Q&A session.  The technical review focuses on a single software product and tend to be in-depth but as accessible to a general tech audience as possible. The focus is less on the marketing bullet-points of the product and more on the design and capabilities of the software, often with live demos. The editorial segments take on the "soft" topics of free software and the communities around it; free software is a social, collaborative phenomenon and this segment exists due to that. The Q&A session takes on a mix of questions sent in by email and social media as well as live on the irc channel ( #luminosity on irc.freenode.net).

The goal is to keep it interesting and informative. Yes, at the same time. :) Hopefully everyone, including me, gets to learn something and not fall asleep while watching.

Many people watch the show and provide encouraging feedback, but the LoFS episodes have remained a labor of love that takes time, energy and the occasional bit of money to keep going.

Based on feedback from viewers, I've purchased better audio and video equipment to improve the show and would like nothing more than to continue to invest in such improvements. Better lighting, a nice backdrop .. that sort of thing. Your support will help make that happen.

I organize the shows in my spare time. Researching, writing and other show prep takes several times as long as the actual show itself. I don't mind this, but when time gets short in the week due to family, work getting hectic or other fancy shiny things dancing around in my general field of vision, I sometimes find myself sacrificing these videos. Your demonstrated support will help keep me motivated and with the incentive to keep producing shows even when something new and shiny dances past. ;)

Recent posts by Aaron Seigo

Rewards
Pledge $1 or more per Video
9 patrons
Topic Maker!
Vote on the next show's topics! I will post possible subjects in an online poll available only to patrons where you can vote on what I should delve into next.
Pledge $3 or more per Video
3 patrons
Credit Worthy!
In addition to voting on topics, you will also be listed at the end of each show as a public "Thank you" from me to you. Just think: immortalized in the credits! (You can opt out of this, of course!)
Pledge $5 or more per Video
2 of 50 patrons
Postcards from Zürich
Open to the first 50 people who pledge at this level (and supply a shipping address): I will send you a personalized postcard from Zürich., Switzerland Snail mail ftw! (And, of course, the "Credit Worthy" perk...)
Pledge $7 or more per Video
1 patron
Be My Guest
You will be invited to join me live on the show during the Q&A session. where you can ask me anything, add your 2 cents on the show's topics, etc. You  pick which show; maximum two people per show; first-come-first-booked. Also, the "Credit Worthy" perk!
Pledge $10 or more per Video
0 of 10 patrons
Private Session
A one-hour, private Google+ Hangout session! Just you, me and your friends (or enemies .. you pick) at a time of our mutual agreement. That's in addition to the "Be My Guest" perk and, if you are fast enough, the "Postcards from Zürich" perk!