At Penguin Day, one of the issues discussed was nonprofit adoption of Open Source software and the issue that there aren't enough technology stewards, translators, documentation, and training available to the end user to make adoption easier. Aside from the usual mechanisms, I think blogs like Susie's Blog that focus on nonprofit adoption of open source software and screencasts can be useful tools.
I was delighted to discover another nonprofit technology screencaster, one who is using Open Source tools to boot! James Davis of Free Charity, a web host that provides free Internet and IT services to nonprofits, announced on the UK Riders list the other day that he had created some screencasts about wordpress.
Since I knew that James only uses free software (software that grants users freedoms rather than restrictions on it’s use), I asked him to blog about how he prepared his screencasts. Specifically, what tools did he use. He replied with a blog post and screencast about doing screencasts with Linux and a screencapture tool called xvidcap and kino, a basic video editing package that comes with Ubuntu.
He suggests that this combination of tools are the best for beginning screencasters, but as you hone your skills and crave more features, he suggests a few more options.
Thanks James! Who's next?