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Freie Tools für freie Labels

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Vor der wos4 hat Moritz Sauer in die Runde der Netlabel-Szene gefragt, was denn an freier Software für Audioverarbeitung und Label-Betrieb noch fehlt. Tenor der Antworten: eigentlich keine. Dennoch kam eine interessante Wunschliste zusammen, u.a.: “was schon lange fehlt, ist eine cc verwertungsstelle.” Das auf der wos gelaunchte Projekt ist ein erster Schritt in diese Richtung. Ein weiterer Wunsch richtet sich auf Wege raus aus dem Netz. Als Beispiel wird die Burn Station von genannt, die ebenfalls auf der wos zugegen war. Der Austausch zwischen den Szenen der Netlabels und der freien Software, für den mo. mit seinem Buch “Websites für Musiker, DJs und Netlabels” eine Grundlage gelegt hat, braucht also keine weitere Förderung. Schön, dass die wos4 dennoch nützlich gewesen ist. Am meisten freut sich mo. über die Presseaufmerksamkeit, die sie für die Netlabel-Landschaft ausgelöst hat.

Lessigs “Freie Kultur” zum Remixen

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Freie Kultur

Open Source Press hat auf der WOS4 die deutsche Übersetzung von Lawrence Lessigs letztem Buch “Free Culture” unter Creative Commons BY-NC gestellt. Es befindet sich unter dieser URL. Danke Ulrich Wolf.

Burn Station Video

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

Olivier Schulbaum asked us to alert you to an 8 minute video about the Burn Station that due to technical troubles he wasn’t able to show during the Netlabel session.

WOS4 Photos

Monday, September 18th, 2006

Check out the wos4 photos on Flickr (212 right now) and in this blog (99), if you haven’t done so yet. There are some really spectacular ones. Among the ones I like especially are Rasmus Fleischer by SimSullen, fun with the Burn Station by rportrr, Larry Lessig on camera by perspective89, [i.]’s fisheye view of the art & copyright workshop, Fernanda Weiden by and the Information Freedom Rules panel by Frank Ronneburg.

If you took photographs and haven’t put them online yet, you can upload them on Flickr and tag them with “wos4,” put them onto your own webspace and send us a link or mail them to me directly so I can include them on the wos blog

Videos online!

Monday, September 18th, 2006

The wos stream team has done it! Wos4 was barely over and they’ve made the videos of all the plenary sessions available for download already, in ogg and mp4. Check this out. Thanks guys and girl. Great job, well done!

Video is Streaming

Saturday, September 16th, 2006

Late, I know, very late. But many of you have found the live-stream anyway. For the others there is a bit of the Future of Free Software panel left, and then from about 8:15 the Brazil, the Free Culture Nation. And, of course, if you’re around there is more netlabel party fun later in the evening.

Larry Sanger to announce new encyclopedia project

Saturday, September 9th, 2006

At next week‘s Wizards of OS 4 in Berlin, Wikipedia‘s chief organiser in its first year Larry Sanger will announce, for the first time anywhere, a new encyclopedia project. Sanger who is now Director of Collaborative Projects for the Digital Universe Foundation suggests that his novel approach will provide a solution to the challenge of assessing and improving the quality of openly contributed articles.

The announcement follows recent reports on the German-language Wikipedia introducing a quality-management mechanism whereby new page edits need to be approved by registered users before they become visible to everyone.

In the same WOS4 session on Quality Management in Free Content, Martin Haase, professor of linguistics and board member of Wikimedia Deutschland e.V., will give insights into the intense debate on the Wikipedia mailing lists about who gets to approve edits.

What Sanger‘s alternative is he‘s not saying yet. „One key element of the new project will not be revealed until the talk itself,” but, continues Sanger, „it will, I think, prove to be very exciting to all Wikipedia-watchers.”

If you‘re excited, come to Berlin.

WOS4. Information Freedom Rules, 14-16 September 2006: Quality Management in Free Content, Friday, 15 September 2006, 1 pm, Columbia Club Berlin

WOS4 goes tropical

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

== please redistribute ==

Wizards of OS 4
Information Freedom Rules
International Conference
14-16 September 2006
in Columbia Hall Berlin

Four weeks to go till WOS4. We were thinking about holding a beach volleyball competition during the conference to prevent our joints from becoming rusty from all the sitting and talking and hacking, but if the temperature continues to drop at the current rate we might have to do with snow-ball fights instead.

Fortunately there is a tropical wind blowing into WOS4 from the Southern hemisphere. The digital revolution will definitely not be televised but if we believe Brasil‘s Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil it will be tropicalised. (more…)