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Date: 8/24/2006

Audiobooks of ibiblio in NYTimes

All free. All open. All Creative Commons. All on ibiblio! Librivox and Literal Systems, both hosted with ibiblio, get ink in the NYTimes. Both projects draw on the ibiblio-hosted Project Gutenberg.

In fact the only site mentioned in the article that is not ibiblio-related is here in Chapel Hill. Spoken Alexandria Project has a charging system tho…

Owning the Future on CNN India

This just out. I missed being on camera, but Jimbo (who was the feature), Danese (of Intel), Kim (of Red Hat), Tim (of Red Hat) and others make a good show of it. Big announcement by Minister of State at the Prime Minister’s Office Prithviraj Chavan there at the end.

Long day of Owning the Future

Was on a great panel with Jimbo Wales, Lawrence Liang (of the Alternative Law Center), Madhukar Sinha (Registrar of Copyrights for India), Subbiah Aranachalam (of the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation). I was and am jetlagged out of my brain, but briefly sprung to life for the panel. Mr. Sinha took the most of the questions; people in the audience had a lot to say about copyright and in particular the policies that India should follow — much of what is not in TRIPS for starters. Dr. Aranachalam is a proponent of information sharing among scientists and is a fan of the Library of Science and like groups. Mr Liang is interested in the epistomology of intellectual property law in India.

In a more rested state , I think, I did an interview with Pragati Verma of the Financial Express.

Met or remet G. Chamu from the Cultural Informatics Laboratory at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts. Chamu had visited with us in NC at SILS especially Gary Marchionini and is an ibiblio contributor. I was good to see a friendly and somewhat familiar face.

Speaking of familiar faces, Eben Moglen came in in the afternoon changing places in some ways with Danese Cooper of Intel who ran out about the same time he arrived. Both folks I hadn’t seen in a couple of years.

I also had the pleasure of meeting Linux Documentation Project contributors and folks who wanted to thank for existing, etc. (Thanks to Don and Ken for keeping in live and making our tranistion to MCNC go smoothly).

Completely conked and heading for bed.

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