We’ve shipped two new releases of ccPublisher today. The first is a bug fix release. ccPublisher 2.0.4 fixes several crash-inducing bugs. All users are encouraged to upgrade.
The second release is the first beta for ccPublisher 2.2. ccPublisher 2.2 is the next feature release for ccPublisher and adds support for internationalizing the application. ccPublisher 2.2 will be released at the iSummit later this month. If you’re interested in testing or translating ccPublisher 2.2, you can find details here.
UPDATE: Shortly after the release of 2.0.4 several users allowed ccPublisher to send crash reports which revealed a critical bug. The bug impacts users publishing MP3 files which already have ID3 information embedded. We’ve released
22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199 which contains a fix for this bug.
This month CC is presenting a Remix Art event inspired by the Free Culture movement, in Second Life. Artists are encouraged to submit remixes based on the images from Sharing is Daring and Free Culture NYU, according to the appropriate CC licenses.
Be ready to discuss your art remixes and other work!
We want to know what you CC/FC/SL enthusiasts up to out there!
Date: Thursday, June 15
Time: 4pm PDT
Location: CC SL Art Gallery
Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, June 13.
In Pictures has published 22 computer books under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 license. These books cover computer basics with several operating systems, productivity applications and basic web design and programming. These books make maximum use of images. A quote published at DesktopLinux and elsewhere explains:
Most computer books contain 50,000 to 100,000 words, but these contain only 5,000 or so. They’re great for bringing newbies up to speed.
Música Lliure II is a terrific new CD of Creative Commons-licensed jazz music by Catalan artists like Elisabet Raspall, Karion, Ismael Duenas, Joan Diaz, and La Orquesta de la Muerte (with a bonus contribution from Brazil’s Gilberto Gil). Produced by FOBSIC and Enderrock, the disc is available for free with the current issue of blues and jazz magazine Jaç. As with its predecessor, Música Lliure, the songs on Música Lliure II are available for free download at culturalliure.cat. Check it out!
Last week we shipped ccPublisher 2 and as with all major updates, there were bound to be bugs. Fortunately users have been allowing the automated crash reporter to send (non-personal, non-identifying) information to the ccPublisher Issue Tracker, which has allowed us to work on fixing bugs people are encountering. I’ve just uploaded ccPublisher 2.0.3. This release fixes a handful of bugs which were reported several times by users. It will be of particular interest to users who experienced crashes when using international characters in the metadata fields. I encourage all users to download and install the upgrade.
Download information and a list of bugs fixed is available on the release page.Comments Off
At the Netsquared conference “remixing the web for social change” Tuesday I’ll be on a panel with the EFF’s Jason Schultz and immoderated by Tara Hunt on Turning Communications Technologies Into Tools For Free Speech And Free Culture.Comments Off
As previously mentioned, Creative Commons is participating in this year’s Google Summer of Code. Creative Commons was awarded four project slots by Google, and the selecting the top four was challenging. We received many, many excellent proposals, and I personally want to thank everyone who took the time to think about a project and submit it. The projects we’ll be working with students on this summer are:
- Adding EXIF embedding and Flickr upload support to ccPublisher, Robert Litzke
- Adding support for uploading to ccHost from ccPublisher, Bruno Luís Gonçalves Dilly
- Creating a Banshee extension to support embedded licenses, Luke Hoersten
- Updating MozCC to support RDFa, Landan Hicks
We’re very excited to see what this summer’s projects will produce. And if you have some free time this summer, there are still plenty of ideas for projects that would help the Commons.Comments Off
There’s been a ton of action over at the Crammed Discs Remix Contest on ccMixter. Just a reminder: the competition ends today, so submit your tracks now! Don’t forget, nine winning remixes will appear on a Crammed Discs remix compilation, to be sold online through digital music stores.Comments Off
The Diesel-U-Music international music competition (see our previous blog post) is now well underway, with more than 1,200 CC-licensed songs submitted. Diesel’s staff has started featuring selected music for download on the contest site — check out some of the latest picks on the Featured Tracks page.