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[News] Openness/Freedom Moves from Software to Content

  • Subject: [News] Openness/Freedom Moves from Software to Content
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 05:43:15 +0100
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Open Source Moves Beyond Software

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| More interestingly though, recent effort has been made 
| to use open source to address one of its inherent 
| weaknesses. I've written before about how difficult it 
| can be to spread the open source message due to limited 
| resources. One Texas entrepreneur is challenging that 
| idea though. Ken Starks, founder of the HeliOS project 
| in Austin, Texas booked professional radio talent and 
| produced a quality radio commercial, then put it on the 
| air during a popular computer tech help show in the 
| area.
| While so far there is no report of the success of the 
| commercial, what interests me is that Ken also provides 
| the audio files for the commercial, and allows them to 
| be used free of charge. Open source ads about open 
| source software. I think he might be onto something 
| here.


Inside Wikimedia's Open-Source Strategic Planning

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| Our early thinking is that the broad direction of 
| Wikipedia should ultimately be owned and developed by 
| the social movement that powers it. Over the next six 
| months, a series of task forces comprised of community 
| members and external advisors (to bring in new 
| perspectives) will be analyzing, discussing, 
| recommending action on a range of tough strategic 
| issues and figuring out the roles, responsibilities and 
| resources needed to achieve Wikimedia's vision. In 
| fact, an open call for participation launched Monday, 
| September 21, to attract volunteers. We will soon find 
| out if there are volunteers inside and out of the 
| community ready to roll up their sleeves.


Ellen Degeneres should go open source

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| By the way, if Ellen Degeneres wants to respond in a 
| reasonable and constructive way to the lawsuits over 
| her use of song snippets to dance to, she could always 
| start using Creative Commons-licensed music, with a 
| nice plug for the open-hearted musicians making our 
| lives more tuney.



Tux Takes To The Air

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| It's simply news that Linux is now on the air. It will air
| on KLBJ AM. It's also a way for you to use the data without
| having to remove our taglines.
| Yeah, that's me...Mr. Considerate.
| Both raw tracks are available for download and released
| under Creative Commons Attribute-ShareAlike 3.0 license. We
| stipulate no attribution is necessary. You can download the
| short broadcast version we used, minus our info tagline in
| mp3 or ogg. You can get the long version in mp3 here and
| the ogg cut here.

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