Past Presentations about Snowdrift.coop

Aaron’s first public presentation

Feb 21, 2013 Washtenaw GNU/Linux Users Group:
40MB ogg vorbis audio
sorry not synced, you’ll have to guess how it lines up with audio, and it was put together quickly last-minute, easy to think of lots of ways to improve; certainly more personal stuff to go with the early narrative

LibrePlanet lightning talk

Aaron gave a lightning talk at LibrePlanet 2014 in Cambridge, MA
No recording was made unfortunately. Notes were:

  • Snowdrift dilemma: who’s gonna do it? I might wait to see if others will help, and they wait to see if I’ll do it, and nothing happens!
  • Our obstacle is the proprietary software that hurts our freedoms and out-competes FLO
  • Kickstarter helps assure CRITICAL MASS but has issues
  • other systems don’t solve the dilemma
  • We provide sustainability, accountability, and mutual assurance
  • Our mechanism: no risk, network effect
  • Our system invites others to join so we grow beyond the existing community
  • We are a free software project, written in Haskell, our current status…
  • 3 classes: team, projects, patrons. We could use your help in any and all of those capacities

Aaron’s session at DebConf 2014

WebM video: Free Software Economics: patronage and crowdfunding

Also, from the DebConf 2014 lightning talks, Aaron’s starts at 15:22 in the video there.

Open Source Bridge 2015

Aaron gave a talk on a broader topic with Snowdrift.coop as a major emphasis: “Bringing non-technical people to the Free/Libre/Open world and why it matters”
Session listing

SCaLE 14x (2016)

Aaron gave a live presentation of GNU/Linux music-making with lots of references to FLO issues and Snowdrift.coop.


Salt (after being involved for just a couple months) gave a 15-minute presentation introducing Snowdrift.coop (see video link and slides and description)

Aaron as guest on podcasts