Joseph Zikusooka ~ Zik

A software engineer specializing in open source technologies | Very experienced in building and configuring UNIX/Linux systems and servers. Passionate about developing software applications and hardware for the smart home | Currently serving as the CEO of Jambula Labs and the project leader at JambulaTV, a smart home automation and entertainment platform - | This blog focuses on the following areas: Linux How-Tos and Tutorials ::: IT Security News ::: Free and Libre Open Source Software ::: Smart Home Software ::: Digital Innovations in East Africa |

Month: January 2024

Open source software tools I used while preparing for Creative Freedom Summit 2024

This week I will be presenting at the Creative Freedom Summit 2014. In case you don’t already know about it, the Creative Freedom Summit is a virtual conference dedicated solely to the features and benefits of Open Source creative tools.

My talk at this open source summit will be focused on JambulaTV, a smart home hub I built using only Free/Libre open source software (FLOSS) tools. You can read the details of what my talk is about at:

To prepare for my presentation, and in the spirit of open source software, I exclusively used the following open source tools:

LibreOffice Impress: Used to create the slide show

LibreOffice Impress is part of the LibreOffice suite and is used to create powerful and nice looking slide shows for presentations

OBS Studio: Used to record the video session

OBS Studio is a free and open-source, cross-platform screen-casting and streaming app. It is available and packaged for nearly all the major Linux distributions

GIMP: Used to create or edit the graphics used in the slide show

GNU Image Manipulation Program, commonly known by its acronym GIMP, is a free and open-source raster graphics editor used for image manipulation and image editing, free-form drawing, transcoding between different image file formats, and more specialized tasks.

FFMpeg: Used to clean up the audio/video output file

FFmpeg is a free and open-source software project consisting of a suite of libraries and programs for handling video, audio, and other multimedia files and streams.

Jitsi: To remotely connect with the summit hosts for the virtual presentation

Jitsi is a free and open-source multiplatform voice, video conferencing and instant messaging applications for the Web platform, Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS and Android.

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