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Freedom’s Standard Advanced?

Freedom’s Standard Advanced?

Creative Commons (CC) advocates such as Lawrence Lessig have become fixtures on panels discussing Free Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS). Frequently they are seen as representatives of the growing movement to translate the principles of free software to the world beyond code. Creative Commons advocates, directors, and supporters increasingly describe the project as an attempt to apply the principles of free software, appropriately adapted, to less technical forms of creative expression like music, writing, and the visual arts.

Excellent article about Creative Commons and their relationship with freedom.

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CNUK relaunch!

CNUK – create. share. be free – free culture and free software for everyone
When we refer to free culture and free software, we’re talking of a matter of liberty not price. You should think of “free” as in “free speech”.
CNUK, established in 2004, is dedicated to promoting the rights of digital artists and computer users to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute artistic works and computer software. CNUK promotes the creation and use of free cultural works and the development and usage of free software, particularly GNU/Linux.
Our original mission was solely promoting free culture, and our name was the source of some confusion. We’re now happy with our unofficial ‘backronym’, ‘Culture’s Not Unix, Kids!’ – we support the Free Software Foundation and their GNU project.

It’s taken a little while, but it’s all up, we’ve also got a weblog you can comment on.

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Buy some art!

Zhanna Gumerova lives and works in moscow, where she studied photography and design at the Moscow Printing-Trades Institute. She has worked for the past seven years as a photographer and graphic designer for advertising agencies and magazines in Moscow.
Gumerova’s art photography is influenced by the Russian tradition of ostranenie , making the familiar unfamiliar, associated with early modernist photographers such as Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and Andre Kertesz, as well as Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky. The camera creates a distance between observer and observed, while extreme close-up or unusual angles remove the familiarizing context of objects.

Buy art from here! Go on! – Some of it really looks good, and if I had any spare cash I’d buy some.