As usual, the EBU organized an Open Media Devroom at FOSDEM 2016. The purpose of the event was to feature a series of cutting edge projects that show how individuals or small groups of coders can come together to achieve greatness. Topics ranged from identifying over-the-air audio, via software-based video mixing to using WiFi dongles to provide professional camera links.
Mind blowing contributions
The dedication developers put into their projects is mind blowing. In his yearly update, VideoLAN representative, Jean-Baptiste Kempf, credited a software developer from Syria, who regardless of the problematic situation in his home country, not only managed to ignore the fighting around him, but also to find the time, skills and an Internet connection to contribute subtitling code to the popular VLC player. His anecdote - like all presentations - can be watched online.
To access an overview of all the Open Media presentations, click here.