[linux-audio-user] brasil + linux

Dave Phillips dlphilp at bright.net
Fri Nov 26 17:23:05 EST 2004

Hi Criscabello:

  Thank you for this report, it is some very cool news.

  Well, that does it, I'm headed for Brasil... :)



criscabello . wrote:

>hi all!!
>my name is criscabello and i´m from brasil. please excuse my poor english.
>at first, i'd like to thank all of you linux audio developers who made
>it possible for us to work with free plataforms. all of us,
>brazilians, are very pleased with the result of all your work.
>let me explain.
>i work in a government project called "pontos de cultura" (points of
>culture), and it is based in the distribuition of media stations with
>free software to some places who are in a state of digital, or social,
>exclusion at this time (but not much longer, we hope). this project
>has a national scope, and in the beggining of 2005 will be distribute
>more than a hundred (100) media kits, with projections of distributing
>another thousand (1000) in the next two years!
>last saturday our group had a meeting with our minister of culture,
>gilberto gil, to showcase some softwares for media production (like
>ardour, audacity, hydrogen, jack, alsa driver, cinerrela, kino,
>etc...), and he was totaly convinced about the possibilities of our
>free software media production kit. He also understood the power of
>collaboration based work and open source development - this article
>from wired magazine 
>(http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.11/linux.html) says more about
>the minister.
>oficialy, gil represents our nation, and his opinion represent all
>Brazilian's voices!
>at the end of our meeting, we recorded one of his songs using ardour,
>gil is a popular singer in brazil (and the world) and this was his
>first recording using free software. during the session the only thing
>in my mind was: thank you so much paul davis and all the developer
>you all can listen to the song (and sample and remix it if you like,
>it is distributed under a creative commons license) from here:
> in ogg format: http://banto.hipatia.info/maquina-de-ritmo.ogg
> in mp3 format: http://www.pirex.com.br/pirexmp3/maquina-de-ritmo.mp3
>this e-mail is to tell everyone that this is just the beginning, we
>have much work to do together (can you imagine the demands from all of
>these people working with our free platform?). and i'm so glad for
>this  momment.
>thank you so much.
>ps. please foward this message for the developments lists.

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