We will release The Last Drug under a Creative Commons BY License, making it the first free HD feature film. All footage, project files, sounds and special effects will be available for those of you that are eager to get hands on experience on the first Open Source feature film project ever or for those that are able to turn it into something different. We don’t ask for license fees and you are free to use it for commercial purposes. This Open Source approach worked for us with our first film, so we decided to stick to it.
Three backpackers cross South America searching for one of the world´s most powerful drugs. The self-experiment turns into a race against insanity, in a world, where the mind transcends the senses.
An Open Source feature film that takes you to and beyond the edge of the world. Genre: Mystery / Sci-Fi / Cyberpunk, approximate time: ca. 80 min.
Archive for August, 2008
Why do 66% of all IT projects fail, 20% go over time and budget ? With over 20 years of IT experience, Sander Hoogendoorn talks about project anti-patterns stereotyping them as Titanic projects, Golf course projects and many more.
You can see this talk on Parleys.com. Its about one hour and teach you how to fail a project. You may know some of the anti patterns. But it’s always good to be reminded about it.
Debian Conference is the annual Debian developers meeting, an event filled with coding parties, discussions and workshops – all of them highly technical in nature. It will be held in Mar del Plata, Argentina, from August 10th to August 16th, 2008.
Previous Debian Conferences have featured speakers from around the world. They have also been extremely beneficial for developing key Debian software components, including the new Debian Installer, and for improving Debian’s internationalization.
Harapin’s [VMware exec] not just thinking servers though. He’s thinking the end of all “large commercial operating systems.” Instead, we’ll use special-purpose computers that are customized to run a particular application or set of applications. “They essentially package that up as an appliance, a running server or a running application, and they send it to you.”
Basis of this applications is gnu/linux. The whole article can be read on blogs.computerworld.com.
The difference between the Linux of four years ago and the Linux of today is striking enough — not just in its diversity, but in the way it’s consolidating its strengths as a server platform, an OS for portable devices and emerging hardware markets — and as a way to make the most out of whatever else we see in the next four years, too.
Michael Wesch, creator of the strikingly insightful videos “A Vision of Students Today” and “The Machine is Us/ing Us”, gave a presentation at the Library of Congress back in May on the anthropology of YouTube. The presentation was the third in a series called “Digital Natives,” natives being basically my and probably your generation if you’re reading this. It’s about the net and the people who grew up with a computer humming by their bed stands. Wesch delves into this phenomenon that is us—how we think and how we perceive and connect with the world differently due to the internet and new media like YouTube.