Submitted by delboy on Sat, 2006-07-29 12:43.
has grown out of the "Grow Your Own Media Lab" (access-space) workshop put on by Mongrel in Southend over the weekend of 9th, 10th & 11th December.
You can see the outcomes of the workshop at medialab
We aim to create FREE-MEDIA for the mouth of the Thames by recycling old computers / video equipment / and anything we can lay our hands on.
We want to create an open space two days a week were people can create media for themselves:
learn about how to turn rubish technology into usefull things.
Submitted by delboy on Wed, 2006-07-12 11:43.
CMS Content Management Systems
A content management system (CMS) is a computer software system for organizing and facilitating collaborative creation of documents and other content. A content management system is sometimes a web application used for managing websites and web content, though in many cases, content management systems require special client software for editing and constructing articles. They can also be used for storage and single sourcing of documentation for a firm including but not limited to operators' manuals, technical manuals, sales guides, etc. The market for content management systems remains fragmented, with many open-source and proprietary solutions available.
Submitted by delboy on Wed, 2006-07-12 11:41.
Submitted by delboy on Wed, 2006-07-12 11:29.
Gentoo Linux Distribution
What is Gentoo?
Gentoo is a free operating system based on either Linux or FreeBSD that can be automatically optimized and customized for just about any application or need. Extreme configurability, performance and a top-notch user and developer community are all hallmarks of the Gentoo experience.
Thanks to a technology called Portage, Gentoo can become an ideal secure server, development workstation, professional desktop, gaming system, embedded solution or something else -- whatever you need it to be. Because of its near-unlimited adaptability, we call Gentoo a metadistribution.
Submitted by delboy on Wed, 2006-07-12 10:40.
Ubuntu Linux Distribution
Ubuntu is a complete Linux-based operating system, freely available with both community and professional support. It is developed by a large community and we invite you to participate too!
The Ubuntu community is built on the ideas enshrined in the Ubuntu Philosophy: that software should be available free of charge, that software tools should be usable by people in their local language and despite any disabilities, and that people should have the freedom to customise and alter their software in whatever way they see fit.
These freedoms make Ubuntu fundamentally different from traditional proprietary software: not only are the tools you need available free of charge, you have the right to modify your software until it works the way you want it to.
Submitted by frank on Thu, 2006-07-06 09:13.
When new common cultural spaces open up in the public domain as they did with the internet in the 1990's, those with the proprietary right or economic might usually attempt enclosure. This activity acts as a raw siphon of economic value as well as associating with the enforcers of enclosure the powers of boundary. (inside, outside, entrance, exit)
At first, experimentation is pursued in all directions until the pathways of least resistance are charted and turned to profit - at which time generalised investment becomes scarce - investment being redirected to deepen and widen the channels of least resistance to profit. This receding wave of investment from the experimental - leaves behind islands of adventure to be colonized by artists, deviants, outsiders, asylum seekers, immigrants, pirates and the insane.