Gobby the free software real time collaborative editor

This screencast was recorded on the spot. You can watch the video below or visit internet archive to download the Gobby video demonstration.

In the video I didn’t really show the user list which is very useful to see who is represented by which color. You can see that in this gobby screenshot.

Read more about Gobby on Wikipedia and follow the links to start using it yourself.

OLPC running Fedora Core

News for OLPC.

I’ve been playing around with streaming media. Cortado looks like the best option. The other option is to convert video to flv using mencoder and play the video using an a open source flash player. The end result is something like Youtube. Below is my example, the next movie will include sound. Hopefully I’ll find someone to collaborate and they can do the voice overs.

OLPC Fedora Core on windows

This movie shows the Fedora Core OLPC firmware image running on windows using the QEMU emulator. If someone is interested in setting up the same thing I’ll put instructions up on the wiki soon.

Elephants Dream

Sorry to copy this straight from Slashdot but its looks good.

This month has seen the internet release of the first 3D ‘Open Movie’, Elephants Dream.” From the site: “The 3D animated short ‘Elephants Dream’ will today be released as a free and public download. This is the final stage of a successfully completed Open Movie project which has been community-financed, using only Open Source tools, and opening up the movie itself as well as the entire studio database for everyone to re-use and learn from. The movie and production files are licensed as Creative Commons Attribution 2.5, which only requires a proper crediting for public screening, re-using and distribution.”

Wikipedia entry for Elephants Dream.

Its interesting to see works of art and entertainment being free.

Gnu Audio and Video Recordings

listening gnu

Using your feed aggregator(podcatcher) software subscribe to the Recordings about our Philosophy – GNU Project – Free Software Foundation (FSF) feed URL.

If you need podcatcher software visit the Juice Receiver Homepage and download a copy then follow this guide for further instructions if you need help.

You may also need VLC media player for viewing and listening to Ogg/Vorbis Audio and Ogg/Theora video.

The speeches are by Richard Stallman and a couple by Bradley Kuhn. They talk about free software and civil rights, ethics, law, business, programming and explain the history of free software and philosophy of the GNU Project and lots more. If you use a computer then these are probably the most important files that you’ll ever download.

“Most of the time when people consider the question of what rules society should have for using software, the people considering it are from software companies, and they consider the question from a self-serving perspective, what rules can we impose on everybody else so they have to pay us lots of money? I had the good fortune in the 1970s to be part of a community of programmers who shared software. And because of this I always like to look at the same issue from a different direction to ask: what kind of rules make possible a good society that is good for the people who are in it? And therefore I reach completely different answers.” — Richard Stallman.