[clug] Asterisk, Dictaphones and OSS breafast talk by Mark Shuttleworth.

Robert Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Fri Feb 3 00:36:37 GMT 2006

Hi Michael,

You should have gone to LCA2006 in Dunedin:

  - all sorts of interesting audio issues were covered in the Digital
Arts Miniconf and in various talks and tutorials  (don't know about
transcription in particular, but some of the audio stuff involved
slowing down sound tracks whilst retaining pitch).
  - Asterisk was covered in the Sys Admins Miniconf as well as in at
least one tutorial and one other talk and someone mentioned using
the Linksys NSLU2 (slug) as an Asterisk server in the Embedded
mini-conf! Skype and the Google equivalent were also discussed a bit.
  - Mark Shuttleworth gave the closing Keynote talk (about
collaboration) and also a talk about Edubuntu at the Education

Anyway, hindsight is a good thing. Hope someone can help you with
your transcription ideas. Will the Sony software run under Wine or


Bob Edwards.

Michael Manning wrote:
> Hi all,
> There are a couple of questions all bundled into one here.
>>From out blog
> <snip>
> We are currently on the look out for audio transcription software or similar for
> Linux. We have a customer who is in the process of moving to Linux on the
> desktop and this is currently a “bump in the road”.
> </snip>
> more here....
> http://blog.agileware.net/index.php/archives/2006/02/02/looking-for-audio-transcription-software-or-similiar-for-linux/
> So if anyone has any ideas or knows of some other software that would be great.
> We are also seriously considering using Asterisk and VoIP for our phone
> systems.
> What we are really after is someone who has done this before and would be
> willing to meet and talk about the hardware/software setup and any gotchas
> which we should be looking out for.
> And finally I thought I should say that all those who did/could not attend the
> breakfast talk with Mark Shuttleworth really missed out.
> This is the second time I have been to a presentation by Mark and he would have
> to be one of the most approachable and down to earth guys out there, not to
> mention very well versed in FOSS movements and trends.
> He is a great inspiration to the community.
> You can read more in Justin's blog entry about the talk here...
> http://blog.agileware.net/index.php/archives/2006/01/30/mark-shuttleworth-speaks-about-ubuntu/
> Cheers

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