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new art, new writings, new music — it’s moonshine!

Lots of new writings, new art, new music. I’m finishing up my art interviews with artists (the creativity series) and a short (!) book review.Oh, and of course, the cover graphic is mine. 😉 ————————-These are the dog days of summer, is it any wonder that everything seems to droop a little? Stay inside in the cool and check out the latest writings, music, paintings, ...

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The Opensource model, what it is and how it works

Excellent article and overview of opensource, covering everything from licensing (yes, opensource has it), its evolution, security, issues, & more. Raymond has compared the development of OSS to a bazaar, where large numbers of interested individuals congregate to contribute (code contributors are called committers) or to provide peer review of the wares in the market (in this case, testing and new feature recommendations for the ...

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Library news roundup: nexgen catalogs, institutional repositories, and more

Well, since I have so many little library related tidbits floating around in my reader, I’m just going to do a roundup: Over at the shifted librarian, she has a nice blog post about the new startup project, bibliocommons @ the Oakville, Ontario library, to build a library catalog interface from scratch. The interface includes things like reviews, tagging, faceted searching, etc. Looks very drupalesque ...

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Image galleries: Coppermine, 4images, plogger, Gallery

I’ve been looking at a plugin to expand my image gallery (hosted at my domain via opensource coppermine, not the flickr version) by using feeds — basically, for each category I would have a feed. I looked at migrating to different systems, too: Gallery, plogger, and 4images. Here is the rundown of what I need: RSS Feeds per category/image album Ability to list an image ...

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new art, new writings, latest issue of moonshine is available!

For those interested, the latest issue of moonshine, a magazine of the southern arts is availableonline (& free) athttp://www.moonshine.southerncreativity.com (moonshine is run on pacercms opensource newspaper & journal software; for more info about that), drop me a line. details:————————-It’s not just the weather that is hot. Take a break and check out some smokin’ work from Southern writers & artists. It’s so hot, it’s cool. ...

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HP, MIT bolster DSpace open-source archives

Kind of old news at this point (it’s been floating around in my inbox!), but I find it interesting that someone from the Internet Archive has been appointed the director of the DSpace Foundation. Verrry interesting… —————– Users of DSpace digital-archiving technology will now receive help and support via a not-for-profit organization set up by the creators of the tool, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ...

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new things for 2008… crystal ball gazing with opensource, social networking, digital identity, and more aka the predictions.

I was poking around trying to find a better video editor, when I stumbled across an opensource project called, Jahshaka. Jahshaka is positioning itself as being a fullbodied product that can compete with such software as finalcut pro (wow!). Not sure about that, because I could never (ever, ever) get the windows installer to work properly. Maybe if I had already switched to ubuntu ALREADY… ...

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