The Linux Mark Institute, now part of OSDL it seems, is attempting to
charge organisations which use Linux in their name - even non-profits
I think we should resist this move on principle. It may only be US
$200 per year at the moment for a non-profit, but I don't think it's
really in the spirit of free software to go round mugging people for
money like this. I thought the name Linux was trademarked to prevent
it from abuse.
It is my great pleasure to announce our newest member to the consortium, the Csound project, represented by John ffitch. It is truly flattering to see one of the most widespread Music-N DSP projects endorse our consortium.
Daniel, could you please update the website accordingly? Many thanks!
I am currently out of the country for a vacation and should be back around mid-August. Perhaps we should have an IRC meeting sometime in the late August in order to review some of the ideas discussed this past spring at the LAC, and hopefully put some of them into motion. Until then, have a great summer all!
Ivica Ico Bukvic, composer & multimedia sculptor
Please post the following release on your site, forward it to
interested parties and mailing lists - particularly in the Bristol
area - or link to http://www.fave.org.uk/
on behalf of FAVE
(27/7/2005, Bristol, England) FAVE is a new event for people who are
interested in free and open source creative software on Linux and
other computer platforms. It's taking place on Saturday August 20th
2005 at the Trinity Community & Arts Centre in Bristol, UK. Everyone
is welcome, even if they have never used this kind of software
before. Doors open at 10am and the event gets underway at 11am. Music
will continue into the evening, and the whole event costs just £5 to
This is no dry, dull conference! It will be an accessible festival of
fun with performances, presentations and workshops. Topics will
include music production, recording and do-it-yourself film making.
There will be sessions covering community media, streaming content
servers, tangible interfaces, digital TV regulation and Creative
Commons licensing. Networking, internet access and media streaming
will be provided by Bristol Wireless.
Speakers at FAVE 2005 include:
James Wallbank - Art for all at Access Space
Tom Chance - Remix Reading and the Creative Commons
John Ffitch - An introduction to Csound
Michael Sparks (BBC Research & Development) - Streaming with Kamaelia
Richard Bown (Fervent Software) - The Rosegarden sequencer and Studio
Chris O'Shea - Sonicforms - a tangible interfaces project
Plugincinema.com - The internet, technology & Open Source film-making
RachelAPP - Recording music with Ardour, Hydrogen and Jamin
Cory Doctorow (Electronic Frontier Foundation) - Europe's coming
Performers using Linux and other free software will include:
Dave Griffiths (Pattern Cascade)
Martin Howse and Jonathan Kemp (ap)
Jonny Stutters (Jeremah)
Andy Preston (Edge Effect)
For full details of the line-up, see the FAVE website at:
If you would like to take part in this event, the first of its kind in
the UK, please see the website for details of the FAVE mailing list
and IRC channel. This is a community event, and it relies on
volunteers to make it a success.
GETTING TO FAVE
The Trinity Centre is in the centre of Bristol, not far from the
mainline railway station at Temple Meads or Lawrence Hill station. It
is a large former church near the corner of the A420 Clarence Road
and Trinity Road.
NOTES TO EDITORS
For follow-up information, please contact Daniel James (daniel at
linuxaudio.org) phone: +44 (0)1983 755976 or Tim Hall (tech at
glastonburymusic.org.uk). Press interviews and images for publication
are also available - just ask.
Fervent Software Announce Studio to Go! v1.50
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
20th July 2005, United Kingdom
Fervent Software, the world's leading open source music technology company,
are thrilled to announce the release for pre-order of version 1.50 of their
famous Studio to Go! integrated music software.
Studio to Go! v1.50 gives you all of the latest Linux[tm] music technology
on a single bootable CD that provides the ability to compose, record and mix
any PC without having to install it. It runs entirely from the CD,
configures itself automatically and allows you to save compositions on your
Studio to Go! v1.50 includes many improvements on the original version
including a great new Rosegarden sequencer now with multi-track audio
recording and hardware sync, the latest Ardour digital audio workstation and
an amazing new look for the Hydrogen drum machine. All of these
applications and the many more included in Studio to Go! work together to
allow you to compose, record and mix with ease.
Now for the first time, Fervent Software are also making available the
"Rosegarden Companion" (183 pages, D. Michael McIntyre 2005) - the essential
guide to getting the best out of the world's favourite open source
sequencer. Fervent are now offering the latest and greatest version of
Studio to Go!, the Rosegarden Companion and a 128MB USB clipdrive all for
the amazing price of £79.99GBP + p&p. This bundle includes everything you
need to get up and running with Linux Audio on your PC.
Existing customers can upgrade to the latest version of Studio to Go! by
logging on to the Fervent website and hitting Upgrade!
You can find out more and pre-order Studio to Go! v1.50 direct from the
Fervent Software website:
For more information please contact:
Fervent mailing list