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Re: [Debconf-discuss] "Do not photograph" checkbox in registration

Clint Adams <clint@debian.org> writes:

> What would be better is to have a small "film" area up near the speaker,
> and allow those who wish to be filmed show their explicit consent by
> moving into it to ask their questions on camera, and to not force anyone
> to be in that area if they do not want to be.

I've actually often wondered why DebConf doesn't do what was routine at
Usenix, LISA, etc., which was to have a mike for questions and a camera
dedicated to that and have people queue to ask questions.  Although I
suspect it's just lack of space, given that a lot of the rooms we tend to
use are rather small and that requires a real aisle.

We did that for the Linus Q&A, and I thought that worked much better.  And
then people who don't want to be filmed will have a clearer idea of what
part of the audience will be filmed and can avoid sitting close to the
mike, and we could potentially formalize that.

I don't know if we can be sure we'll have large enough rooms, and a
structure (some teams really like having "sit in a circle" meetings, but
still want them filmed) that would let that work.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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