As Culture Freedom Day preparation is ongoing I got the chance to meet up with Jon Philips from the Open Clipart Library during FOSSASIA.I actually got to know Jon since about 2007 from the Beijing LUG and we have been doing quite a few things together. CFD events is of course something he definitely cares about. While at the Digital Freedom Foundation we make extensive use of all the great graphics from OpenClipart for our design needs, it is important to help others discover such a useful resource. So Jon kindly authored a video to support us and encourage participants to take a closer look at the Open Clipart Library new website design and functionalities. So without further ado I will let Jon do the presentation and thank him and the Open Clipart Library team for their support! And of course don’t forget to use and showcase the Open Clipart Library at your CFD event!
We have just announced that for its third edition Culture Freedom Day‘s registration is ready and awaiting all the passionate organizers to come and be known! As usual the event is planned for the third Saturday of May (the 17th) and appearing on the events map only requires to create an event page under the CFD wiki and fill up the registration form. Then of course you’ll be challenged between finding Free Culture artists in your area and presenting their work, or selecting one of the many projects published under a Free License and showing it to your audience. We are sure a lot of passionate discussions will follow and you’ll be delighted to explain the ins and outs of Free Culture! As Free Culture is indeed one of the most accessible form of art and development issued from the Free Software philosophy, one also used by million if you think of WikiPedia or indirectly Creative Commons, and those are just a few obvious examples!
So all the best for CFD 2014 and see you in two months to party!
Culture Freedom Day is just around the corner and it’s not too late to decide to join the movement! Meant as an international day for Free Culture artists around the world to make themselves heard and known to the public we expect plenty of street concerts, gallery exhibitions and other local demonstrations of Free Culture work. Just as Satabdi Das from Kolkata, India you can join a local team, or create your own team in your area. whether you know free culture artists who can come and help you or just decide to broadcast a few free culture movies. Free culture is big enough and need your help to be famous!
For more information please visit the CFD dedicated website and don’t forget to spread the word. Note that we’ve also made a countdown and some banners which code and source file can be retrieved from our CFD wiki.
The day to celebrate has finally arrived and we (DFI) are proud to announce a total of 19 events worldwide with amazing programs for this first edition of CFD. Spreading on all continents and even in virtual worlds we hope that there is an event for you and if not, hopefully you can get ready for next year and have something running in your area. We are already working with several organizations to try to make it easy to find free culture artists around the world and look forward to build on this successful beginning. So for now let’s just enjoy the show and celebrate Free Culture together!
In order to complement the nice web banners already available to place on blogs and websites the DFI marketing team has just launched a CFD countdown to further help with CFD promotion. In the same manner as we handled the different time zones for SFD we followed the same rules allowing everyone to display a countdown matching their own area. Of course translations are welcome (though none are available yet) and full instructions are available on the wiki. Simply ping us on the forum and we’ll activate the additional language right after checking all the files. And for the ones in a hurry just copy the sample code below (assuming you’re at UTC-4):
<a href=”http://www.culturefreedomday.org/”><img src=”http://www.culturefreedomday.org/countdown/banner1-UTC-4-en.png” border=”0″ width=”160″ height=”90″ alt=”Celebrate Free Culture with us on May 19!”></a>.