Open Source Video initative – open source video blog Open Source Video is a project of Constant, a Brussels based organisation for Arts and Media. This weblog is a collective testsite for producing and distributing open source video. Here we keep traces of experiments with software for sharing and editing video, and report on what we found to Read more about Open Source Video initative[…]

Metadata working group [online video]

Caught up with Andy Nicholson from Engage Media today and learnt about their Transmission online video metadata working group. A metadata standard for online video will ensure a common definitions for basic information such as title, date, author and language and (free) tags. This standard is to be used in video upload forms and video Read more about Metadata working group [online video][…]

There is no content on the web!

My one-minute rant for the Open Spectrum Quality/Control symposium held at the Melbourne State Library today. I lined up with 10 others and raced the clock to open the event. Documentation was done using a live blogging tool Cover it Live. There is no content on the web! on the web, content is a king Read more about There is no content on the web![…]

References Copyright, Free Software

From the Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies and the book review section where authors reply to reviews. Wired Shut: Copyright and the Shape of Digital Culture Author: Tarleton Gillespie Publisher: Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2007 From a recent Leonardo Books review, October 2008. Two Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free Software by Christopher M. Kelty Read more about References Copyright, Free Software[…]

Sphinx-4 (open source)

This application Sphinx-4 came up in discussions about tagging and annotating video content on the fly. Sphinx-4 is a state-of-the-art speech recognition system written entirely in the JavaTM programming language. It was created via a joint collaboration between the Sphinx group at Carnegie Mellon University, Sun Microsystems Laboratories, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL), and Hewlett Read more about Sphinx-4 (open source)[…]

artists using YouTube Internet video site YouTube needs no introduction. Its status as both a branded channel and a medium in its own right has redefined “new media” on both sides of the art and corporate entertainment divide. But most of its content resides somewhere in between, and its currency lies in the vernacular nature of the Read more about artists using YouTube[…]

The Cathedral and the Baazar

Previous research into open source led to this article ‘The Cathedral and the Baazar by Eric Steven Raymond, Nov 2006. I like many others it seems who are involved in open-source software development have been influenced by some of the ideas that Raymond presents. A quote from the introduction: Linus Torvalds’s style of development—release early Read more about The Cathedral and the Baazar[…]

drupal and signaling

From Markus Sandy’s blog a post tilted ‘Drupal as a framework for a social context engine’ , a video record of Richard Schave’ s presentation at the Los Angeles Drupal Camp 2007…. He refers to webjay which has been pulled down as an example of a social context engine (also Flickr, del.ici.ous).