Summer is finally making its way across Europe and Sourcefabric are making the most of it, appearing at several European festivals and conferences including LinuxTag in Berlin this week. In this edition of our newsletter we preview 'ON' in Basel, highlight the latest Campsite release and talk about our work in West Africa...
ON - Open Broadcast Exchange 02
From 14 - 19 June 2010, an international array of guests will tune in to the future developments of radio at the Radio Village - a studio, performance, broadcast and networking space in the heart of Basel, Switzerland. Sourcefabric will team up with Swiss digital pioneers Open Broadcast to organise a series of workshops, presentations, radio programmes and performances on the future of radio for ON - Open Broadcast Exchange 02.
In a series of workshops titled 'ON topic' we're aiming to chart the future of broadcast as well as develop models and strategies of our own, using the expertise and passion of people like Ken Freedman (WFMU, new York), Chris Weaver (Resonance FM, London), Pit Schultz (Herbstradio, Berlin), Herbert Gnauer (Radio Orange, Vienna), Hermann Huber (Radiofabrik, Salzburg) and Mathias Coinchon (European Broadcasting Union).
For more detailed programme information please visit: http://openbroadcast.ch/de/on or follow the streams at: http://livebeats.com/#userId=1175&eventId=313. Find out more about Open Broadcast on our site: http://links.sourcefabric.org/OBcasestudy
Campsite 3.3.6 released
Sourcefabric has made its first official software release since our launch at the beginning of May. The new Campsite 3.3.6 release sees over twenty-five improvements, new features and bug fixes that focus on increased stability and security for users. You can find download links and feature lists at http://links.sourcefabric.org/Campsite_3_3_6
64 bit packages available for Campcaster
Good news! One of our most requested packages has finally landed. AMD64 binary packages (also suitable for Intel64) are now available from the 64 Studio repository for Campcaster users on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala. http://links.sourcefabric.org/CC64bit
Sourcefabric in West Africa
Sourcefabric's Douglas Arellanes recently visted Dakar, Senegal and Monrovia, Liberia, where he began work on implementing a project to monitor radio broadcasts from Liberian community radio stations, and then upload their news programs via the internet to West Africa Democracy Radio in Dakar. See his travel diary and photographs on Facebook: http://links.sourcefabric.org/dougsdiary.
This all came shortly after Campcaster workshops at Idlelo, Africa's leading conference for all matters open source. Our man in Accra, Ghana was Sahr Gborie of Sierra eRiders. You can see his documentation of the sessions here: http://links.sourcefabric.org/idlelo
A new section of our website - http://links.sourcefabric.org/jobs - highlights opportunities coming up at Sourcefabric. Right now we have open positions for Junior and Senior Campsite developers, with more positions in the pipeline, so if you're talented, passionate about open source and want to make the world a better place, make sure you apply!