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Information about the Free Culture Garden (or Zoo, or Labs, or what have you) project discussed on the [[2005-01-16]] conference call.
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The FreeCulture.org [[software garden]] was an idea first discussed on the [[2005-01-16|2005-01-16 conference call]]. The concept was to create a page on our Web site to spotlight F/OSS developed by and for FreeCulture.org (and therefore recruit developers to work on it). The project never came to fruition. However, this page serves as a list of such software.
  
== What Is It? ==
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== WP-CC ==
 
 
 
 
=== Produces software for internal use ====
 
Develops software that FC.o needs to operate
 
*[http://software.thecrypto.org/coed/ CoEd]
 
 
 
===Produces software for our circle===
 
Develops software for students and academia. Ties in with "Free Culture Campuses" ([[Local_projects]]), to link to (and help create) OSS replacements/alternatives to programs students & academia use
 
 
 
===Recruits programmers to OSS===
 
A front door to free software development for CS students, programmers, hackers.
 
*How to get involved with an OSS project
 
*How to open-source your code
 
 
 
See [[Fliers:Programmers_Wanted]]
 
 
 
==Projects==
 
===In Development===
 
====WP-CC====
 
 
[http://firasd.org/studio/wp/wp-cc/ WP-CC] is a WordPress plugin which makes it simple to tag WordPress blogs with Creative Commons licenses. Developed by [http://www.firasd.org/weblog/2005/01/10/introducing-wp-cc Firas], in part at the recommendation of [http://www.lessig.org/ Prof. Lessig].
 
[http://firasd.org/studio/wp/wp-cc/ WP-CC] is a WordPress plugin which makes it simple to tag WordPress blogs with Creative Commons licenses. Developed by [http://www.firasd.org/weblog/2005/01/10/introducing-wp-cc Firas], in part at the recommendation of [http://www.lessig.org/ Prof. Lessig].
  
====CoEd====
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== CoEd ==
 
[http://software.thecrypto.org/coed/ CoEd], a cross-platform collaborative text editor to replace [http://www.codingmonkeys.de/subethaedit/ SubEthaEdit]. Developed by [http://thecrypto.org Julian Krause] by encouragement of [[User:skyfaller | Nelson]]. [http://codingmonkeys.de The Coding Monkeys] have said that they'll be willing to help with compatibility once a more final version is ready. CoEd is being written in Python and uses the [http://twistedmatrix.com/ twistd] library.
 
[http://software.thecrypto.org/coed/ CoEd], a cross-platform collaborative text editor to replace [http://www.codingmonkeys.de/subethaedit/ SubEthaEdit]. Developed by [http://thecrypto.org Julian Krause] by encouragement of [[User:skyfaller | Nelson]]. [http://codingmonkeys.de The Coding Monkeys] have said that they'll be willing to help with compatibility once a more final version is ready. CoEd is being written in Python and uses the [http://twistedmatrix.com/ twistd] library.
 
====CC Gnutella====
 
Gnutella 2 server that distributes CC/public domain content.
 
:This takes work-load off main servers which could be applied in the buisness world to copyrighted materials as well. I had a gnuetella 2 server running bearshare hosting 13 gigs of files at one point, but I'm running out of space/power. Maybe we could start a network of mirrors with different IPs or have a central server. I am applying for grants and would like to call this a free culture project. We could probably arrange with prelinger to get all their public domain/creative commons/GNU/GPL materials. We could use suffixes on the file names such as file [pd/cc] [author] [type of media] etc.
 
:I have a dynamic IP so I can't post the server IP I am running but it is really cool. I don't have a site set up yet as I do not have the time, maybe somebody could run one. This could be in collaboration with the C3 project and with prelinger/legal torrents/creative commons etc. Please post other ideas.
 
:[[User:Unit321 | Ringo Kamens]]
 
I'm not sure how to post the links so I will post them to the newsletter in a post. It is a complete listing of the approximately 12 gigabytes of data I am sharing. Maybe Freeculture could start a pd/cc/GNU/GPL server with magnet,e-donkey,overnet,fast track,hash etc. links on them so people can download files.
 
If you wish to see the files I currently amd sharing this is my CURRENT IP:
 
24.8.13.188
 
I have now added all the suffixed to the files where they could be applied.
 
The current server size is:
 
25.5 gigs
 
a post of the files available is at my newsgroup. Until free-culture adopts this is it a 2600denver project. The listing is at:
 
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/alt2600denver/browse_frm/thread/07b906c7a5580451/6e8520e94d503b10#6e8520e94d503b10
 
 
 
 
I need somebody to create/host a site for me for this project. If you would be interested please contact unit321@gmail.com or 2600denver@gmail.com
 
I NEED AN ISP! I DONT NEED A WEBHOST NOW OR A SITE DESIGNER! I AM UP TO 30 GIGS, I REALLY NEED A NEW ISP.
 
 
====Comment submission site====
 
* J.C.'s PHP wizardy seen [http://freeculture.org/orphans/ here]
 
 
===Prospective Projects===
 
====Open Fiction====
 
Open fiction writing software (specialized wiki software adapted for fiction writing: adaptation & enhancement of MediaWiki)
 
 
====Open Dissertations & Theses====
 
Open dissertation/thesis Web site: Develop and implement the software to host public domain and CC dissertations, theses, research
 
 
====Video Project X====
 
Someone mentioned some video software project they're involved with?
 
 
====Open Patent Repository====
 
Repository of "prior art."
 
 
* Lots of people have good ideas for inventions, but not the time or money to develop or enforce them.
 
* It is possible to take a collaborative approach, a la free software, to patentable work?
 
* The problem with taking a copyleft-type approach -- i.e. create something, patent it, license it under an open license -- is that, unlike copyright, which is gratis and happens at the moment you create something copyrightable, patents need to be applied for and are expensive.
 
* Once something is out in the open it's not patentable anymore.
 
** Heinlein wrote about water beds ''Stranger in a Strange Land'' before water beds existed. When someone attempted to patent them, the novel was held up as prior art and the patent refused.
 
* Creating a central repository of prior art could, hypothetically, prevent these ideas from being patented. Also, is there some way to provide metadata for ideas so that they are easy to find, making it more likely the patent office would encounter your idea when searching for prior art?
 
** This doesn't work if the patent office doesn't look thoroughly for prior art.
 
** If the patent office doesn't find it before the patent is approved, but later the patent is brought before court, it might be hard to prove that material online pre-dated the patent. There needs to be good documentation, preferably printed.
 
 
====Campus CC Collectives====
 
To host term papers, films, photos, writings, etc.
 
 
* At Colby, a project exists to make student/staff produced material easily available for sharing.  The goal is to have a system similar to MIT's DSpace or something that would allow people to see content created by other members of the school community.  Right now, we've created [http://studio.colby.edu/imagine/ Imagine], which is a photo sharing system that allows the users to choose from several copyrights including creative commons.  The current goal is to get the Digital Photography class to upload their works to the system.  The current system is poorly documented at the time of writing and is in an early stage of developement.
 
 
====MozCC====
 
* http://yergler.net/projects/mozcc/
 
* Mozilla extension which displays CC license information in status bar
 
* Not very full-featured / customizable
 
* Should we help out on this?
 

Revision as of 06:41, 14 December 2005

The FreeCulture.org software garden was an idea first discussed on the 2005-01-16 conference call. The concept was to create a page on our Web site to spotlight F/OSS developed by and for FreeCulture.org (and therefore recruit developers to work on it). The project never came to fruition. However, this page serves as a list of such software.

WP-CC

WP-CC is a WordPress plugin which makes it simple to tag WordPress blogs with Creative Commons licenses. Developed by Firas, in part at the recommendation of Prof. Lessig.

CoEd

CoEd, a cross-platform collaborative text editor to replace SubEthaEdit. Developed by Julian Krause by encouragement of Nelson. The Coding Monkeys have said that they'll be willing to help with compatibility once a more final version is ready. CoEd is being written in Python and uses the twistd library.