Thomas Levine | 1 Apr 14:44 2011
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Re: Simplified one-color vector blocks logo

I added this to the wiki,
http://wiki.freeculture.org/Customizable_blocks_logo

but the uploads page isn't working for me.
http://wiki.freeculture.org/Special:Upload

?

On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 10:15 PM, Thomas Levine <tkl22 <at> cornell.edu> wrote:
> Here's my awesome simplified one-color vector Students for Free Culture
> blocks logo. Here's how you create one for your own chapter. (I'm using the
> example of the Cornell University chapter.)
> $ sed s/schoolNameGoesHere/Cornell\ University/ freeculture_logo.svg >
> cufreeculture_logo.svg
> $ inkscape -z -A cufreeculture_logo.pdf -E cufreeculture_logo.eps -e
> cufreeculture_logo.png cufreeculture_logo.svg
>
> By default, the png that that returns will have a transparent background and
> relatively arbitrary dimensions. Run the following to get one with
> (-b) white background
> (-y) opaque background
> (-w) width of 200 pixels and a proportionate height
> $ inkscape -z -A cufreeculture_logo.pdf -E cufreeculture_logo.eps -e
> cufreeculture_logo.png -b white -y 255 -w 200 cufreeculture_logo.svg
>
> If you need something more custom, edit the svg with Inkscape or any text
> editor.
>
> Tom
>
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Parker | 1 Apr 15:28 2011
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Re: Simplified one-color vector blocks logo

Hm, don't know why the uploads page isn't working...please file a bug:


I was just about to link to this trom the Propaganda page, but then I saw that you already did that. Rock on!

On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 8:44 AM, Thomas Levine <tkl22 <at> cornell.edu> wrote:
I added this to the wiki,
http://wiki.freeculture.org/Customizable_blocks_logo

but the uploads page isn't working for me.
http://wiki.freeculture.org/Special:Upload

?

On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 10:15 PM, Thomas Levine <tkl22 <at> cornell.edu> wrote:
> Here's my awesome simplified one-color vector Students for Free Culture
> blocks logo. Here's how you create one for your own chapter. (I'm using the
> example of the Cornell University chapter.)
> $ sed s/schoolNameGoesHere/Cornell\ University/ freeculture_logo.svg >
> cufreeculture_logo.svg
> $ inkscape -z -A cufreeculture_logo.pdf -E cufreeculture_logo.eps -e
> cufreeculture_logo.png cufreeculture_logo.svg
>
> By default, the png that that returns will have a transparent background and
> relatively arbitrary dimensions. Run the following to get one with
> (-b) white background
> (-y) opaque background
> (-w) width of 200 pixels and a proportionate height
> $ inkscape -z -A cufreeculture_logo.pdf -E cufreeculture_logo.eps -e
> cufreeculture_logo.png -b white -y 255 -w 200 cufreeculture_logo.svg
>
> If you need something more custom, edit the svg with Inkscape or any text
> editor.
>
> Tom
>



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Clark, Nicholas | 1 Apr 15:42 2011

Re: Packages for a Custom Ubuntu install to Entice New Users

For goodness sake, put GIMP on there if it's not already. Also Inkscape.
Getting Things Gnome with some of its plugins - eg the Remember the Milk plugin
Hamster Time Tracker
Gourmet Recipe Manager w/ plugins
A podcast client, eg Gpodder
Maybe throw some decent FLOSS games on there too - something more enticing than solitaire and tetris
(although I can play tetris for days).
For new users, maybe Wine?
Would you want to put the compiz desktop cube stuff in by default?

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Subject: [FC-discuss] Packages for a Custom Ubuntu install to Entice New        Users

We're going to be packaging up a custom ubuntu DVD to try to entice new users, and want to pre-install more
packages than usual (we're using DVDs, so the space won't be an issue).  We're going to try to include things
from our classes, but there are lots of other useful packages that are more general - do you have any
suggestions?  Here's our list so far:

DrJava (sucks, but is used for a class)
OCaml (+ ledit ocaml, omake)
Eclipse
LaTeX, and some useful extra packages there (which ones?)
Python (extra packages)
qtoctave and regular command line octave
vim and emacs extra packages
git, svn mercurial
MStt fonts
libreoffice rather than openoffice

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Gabriel Perez | 1 Apr 16:19 2011
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Day against DRM

http://www.defectivebydesign.org/day-against-drm-2011-announce

Some of you might like to hold this event in your chapters!
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Rich Jones | 1 Apr 20:48 2011

Re: Packages for a Custom Ubuntu install to Entice New Users

If you're going to be putting games, put on Tremulous and some of the
games that got FOSS'd during the Humble Indie Bundle..

Also, Nethack! (And X-Nethack).

And my personal favorite: ack-grep.

You might also want to give it a sweet-ass .bashrc with lots of good
aliases and color schemes and stuff.

R

On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 9:42 AM, Clark, Nicholas <nicholas.clark2 <at> udc.edu> wrote:
> For goodness sake, put GIMP on there if it's not already. Also Inkscape.
> Getting Things Gnome with some of its plugins - eg the Remember the Milk plugin
> Hamster Time Tracker
> Gourmet Recipe Manager w/ plugins
> A podcast client, eg Gpodder
> Maybe throw some decent FLOSS games on there too - something more enticing than solitaire and tetris
(although I can play tetris for days).
> For new users, maybe Wine?
> Would you want to put the compiz desktop cube stuff in by default?
>
> ________________________________________
> From: discuss-bounces <at> freeculture.org [discuss-bounces <at> freeculture.org] On Behalf Of Alec Story [avs38 <at> cornell.edu]
> Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2011 1:15 PM
> To: Discussion of Free Culture in general and this organization in particular
> Subject: [FC-discuss] Packages for a Custom Ubuntu install to Entice New        Users
>
> We're going to be packaging up a custom ubuntu DVD to try to entice new users, and want to pre-install more
packages than usual (we're using DVDs, so the space won't be an issue).  We're going to try to include
things from our classes, but there are lots of other useful packages that are more general - do you have any
suggestions?  Here's our list so far:
>
> DrJava (sucks, but is used for a class)
> OCaml (+ ledit ocaml, omake)
> Eclipse
> LaTeX, and some useful extra packages there (which ones?)
> Python (extra packages)
> qtoctave and regular command line octave
> vim and emacs extra packages
> git, svn mercurial
> MStt fonts
> libreoffice rather than openoffice
>
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> Cornell University
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mattsenate@berkeley.edu | 1 Apr 21:03 2011
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Re: Packages for a Custom Ubuntu install to Entice New Users

I second Gimp and Inkscape, beautiful programs. I haven't found a satisfying floss desktop publishing software. I have tried Scribus and have yet to get the hang of it. Anyone raving over Scribus?

- Matt

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Date: Fri, Apr 1, 2011 6:42 am
Subject: [FC-discuss] Packages for a Custom Ubuntu install to Entice New Users
To: "Discussion of Free Culture in general and this organization in particular" <discuss <at> freeculture.org>

For goodness sake, put GIMP on there if it's not already. Also Inkscape.
Getting Things Gnome with some of its plugins - eg the Remember the Milk plugin
Hamster Time Tracker
Gourmet Recipe Manager w/ plugins
A podcast client, eg Gpodder
Maybe throw some decent FLOSS games on there too - something more enticing than solitaire and tetris (although I can play tetris for days).
For new users, maybe Wine?
Would you want to put the compiz desktop cube stuff in by default?

________________________________________
From: discuss-bounces <at> freeculture.org [discuss-bounces <at> freeculture.org] On Behalf Of Alec Story [avs38 <at> cornell.edu]
Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2011 1:15 PM
To: Discussion of Free Culture in general and this organization in particular
Subject: [FC-discuss] Packages for a Custom Ubuntu install to Entice New        Users

We're going to be packaging up a custom ubuntu DVD to try to entice new users, and want to pre-install more packages than usual (we're using DVDs, so the space won't be an issue).  We're going to try to include things from our classes, but there are lots of other useful packages that are more general - do you have any suggestions?  Here's our list so far:

DrJava (sucks, but is used for a class)
OCaml (+ ledit ocaml, omake)
Eclipse
LaTeX, and some useful extra packages there (which ones?)
Python (extra packages)
qtoctave and regular command line octave
vim and emacs extra packages
git, svn mercurial
MStt fonts
libreoffice rather than openoffice

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Parker | 3 Apr 21:45 2011
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Global needs your help!

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Kevin Driscoll | 4 Apr 21:47 2011

Nominations for the next Board of Directors

Hi everyone!

Today, we begin the process of electing the next SFC Board of
Directors. For the next week, we will be gathering a list of nominees
on our wiki.

Joining the board involves a one year commitment during which time you
will have the opportunity to guide the future of SFC at the global
level. Anyone from any SFC chapter is eligible to run for the board.

To nominate someone (or to nominate yourself), edit the Nominations
page on our wiki here:
http://wiki.freeculture.org/Board11/Nominations

(If you have any trouble editing the wiki, send an email to
elections <at> freeculture.org)

For more information on the election process, see the timeline on the
Election page here:
http://wiki.freeculture.org/Board11/Election

Looking forward to hearing from YOU!

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Elizabeth Stark | 6 Apr 00:56 2011
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Harvard/Stanford Call for Ideas for a Better Internet, Submission Deadline 4/15

Hi guys, I'd appreciate it if you could spread the word about this new initiative that I'm working on. Thanks!

The Berkman Center at Harvard University and Stanford Law School are pleased to announce a new initiative in which we invite the world to submit their 'Ideas for a Better Internet.' We are seeking out brief proposals from anyone with ideas as to how to improve the Internet. Students at Harvard and Stanford will work through early next year to implement the ideas selected. Interested parties should submit their ideas at http://bit.ly/i4bicfp by Friday, April 15. Please spread the word far and wide, and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/Ideas4BetterNet.

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The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and Stanford Law School are pleased to announce 'Ideas for a Better Internet,' a joint initiative aimed at fostering innovation around the most pressing issues currently facing the Internet. We invite anyone — interested individuals, scholars, entrepreneurs, organizations, and others with great ideas — to submit a proposal.

We are looking for proposals that will make the Internet more secure, more accessible, more open, or just plain better — ideas that recognize the interactions of law, policy, business, and code and expand on the notion that the Internet is a global information network. Proposals might address problems in data security, Internet infrastructure, digital literacy, or anything else, so long as they address the ultimate goal of making the Internet a better place for everyone. We also believe that the Internet can be a force for positive social change; to that end, we are interested in proposals that use the Internet's power to solve problems offline.

Over the next eight months, technology-focused Harvard and Stanford students will select and help implement several of the submitted proposals. We will collaborate with high-profile Internet entrepreneurs, policy-makers, and other interested parties to bring the best ideas to fruition. This is an unprecedented opportunity for developers, designers, innovators, hackers, social engineers, and anyone else committed to improving the Internet to connect with a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary group of stakeholders who will, over the course of a yearlong seminar, implement and launch an idea that will help change the Internet for the better.

This initiative is not a standard technology venture contest focused just around raising capital and generating publicity. We hope, rather, to guide the selected proposal through a holistic process that seeks to connect projects with advisors, funders and collaborators who can make them happen from a legal, logistical, conceptual, and technological perspective.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
Does the solution meaningfully contribute to building a better Internet? 
Does it enhance openness, accessibility, security, or something else of value to the public? 
Does the solution effectively respond to a particular problem or need? 
What, realistically, will the project change about the Internet? How significant will the change be? 
Does the proposal account for realistic challenges and constraints? 

ELIGIBILITY
This call for proposals is open to any person or group with an idea for a better Internet and the willingness to work through a project if it is selected by the seminar. 

DEADLINE
All proposals must be submitted by 12:00 PM PT on Friday, April 15, 2011. 

TIMELINE
Finalists will be promptly notified following a panel review of submissions. Winning proposals will be selected by May 1. The implementation process will continue through 2011, and will culminate in a public demonstration of the project before leading scholars, policy-makers, and entrepreneurs in early 2012.

SUBMISSION POLICY
The idea behind this solicitation is to get ideas out there; this is not a competition in the usual sense, and we are all looking to contribute to the common good — we aim, with appropriate curation, to make publicly available what you submit if your idea is selected, and also anything we build upon it as a class. We hope that people on the Internet at large will use the ideas you submit as springboards towards building a better Internet. 

HOW TO SUBMIT
Interested parties should submit their ideas in 500 words or less at http://bit.ly/i4bicfp.

QUESTIONS
If you have any further questions or would like to submit your proposal via email, contact us at info <at> i4bi.org.


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Timothy Vollmer | 7 Apr 04:13 2011
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EFF summer activism internship

FYI, if you haven't already seen--



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Are you an undergraduate or graduate student who is interested in protecting civil liberties online and fighting for a free and open Internet? Do you have strong writing and research skills? Do you love delving into the latest issues in technology, privacy, intellectual property, and transparency? Apply for EFF’s Summer Activism Internship!

The Activism Intern will work closely with EFF’s activism team to create new campaigns, action alerts, and issue pages, research new issues in digital civil liberties, and update existing web pages on EFF’s sprawling website.

EF is seeking candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Familiar with EFF’s core issues: privacy, transparency, intellectual property, and freedom of expression.
  • Available to work from June through August at EFF’s office in San Francisco, CA.
  • Have strong writing and research skills.
  • Comfortable updating blogs and social media. Experience maintaining a website preferred.

Candidates should email a cover letter and resume to activist <at> eff.org by April 22nd. Please include 2-4 links to online writing samples. Replies will be sent by May 9th. This internship is an unpaid position.

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