[SPAM] Re: I had a cool Idea why don't we put on an artshow!

Jan Wildeboer jwildebo at redhat.com
Wed Feb 17 09:24:13 UTC 2010

Its all about one thing - use The Open Source Way to cause change in other 
fields of knowledge and craftmanship.

You see it happening in Music with Jamendo, sellaband. You see it in art 
with etoy.com. And you see it in literature with CC books. You see it in 

We effectively "just" need to be catalyst and guidance. Take ego out and 
focus on goals.

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Subject: Re: [SPAM] Re: I had a cool Idea why don't we put on an artshow!

On Wed, 2010-02-17 at 10:02 +0200, Nicu Buculei wrote:

> The large majority of the Design Team is based outside North America
> (true, our greatest star *is* from NA), with strong presence in Europe
> and South America, but we also have contributors from Middle East and
> Far East.
This should/would be open to anyone in the project that did anything

> Beyond being a community, Fedora is software so the works are mostly
> digital... there is little need for shipping. However, flying people in
> North America... this is difficult.
The art wouldn't and should all be Fedora related, I wanted to show off
that were crative artistic people, people could show paintings,
sculptures, drawing, interpretive dance and digital works.

> > I think doing this in IRL gives "regular people" to the chance to walk
> > into a building and without even knowing it be exposed to freesoftware
> > and the culture that loves it.
> Having a "real" gallery with rooms and printed works is going to be
> *expensive*.
lesser know galleries shouldn't be as expensive and may do it for the
publicity.  Also there could be people inside the project that run a
gallery or know someone who does... I'm not above begging :)

> PS: we weren't able to put together even the Picture Book -
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Category:Picture_book, despite having
> budget and photographers.

Failing once shouldn't kill new ideas. If we want our
community/contributors/userbase/etc to grow we need to think outside of
the box and work on building up ideas insead of tearing them down.

We will never grow as a Project or as people if we just keep doing the

All of the Concepts I've seen so far
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F13_Artwork#Concepts.2C_WIP_Designs are
all about reaching for the stars.  But is that what we are really doing?

Yes, I'm a noob so I don't have past failures looming over me, but
neither should anyone else, try something. Go for it.  The advise given
to all Open Source projects is the release early and relase often,  why
don't we fail early and fail often.  Bad ideas are only bad once they
don't work.

Anyone who is interested in seeing where this could go lets brainstorm
the crap out of it here: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/IRLartshow

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