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Eric Steuer eric at creativecommons.org
Tue Jun 20 12:46:36 EDT 2006


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CREATIVE COMMONS ANNOUNCES OPEN VIDEO CONTEST WITH THE FEDORA PROJECT

San Francisco, USA - June 20, 2006

Creative Commons and the Fedora Project are pleased to announce the  
Open Video Contest taking place now.  The contest promotes flexible  
copyright, open media formats and the Fedora Project.

Entries must be 30 seconds or less, in OGG Theora format, promote  
freedom and openness, and be released under the Creative Commons  
Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 license.

Visit http://creativecommons.org/video/openvideocontest/ before July  
20, 2006 to enter.

The contest will be judged by representatives of the Fedora Project  
and Red Hat, Creative Commons jurisdiction leads from Brazil,  
Nigeria, and Poland, and a representative of the Wikimedia Foundation  
Special Projects Committee.

"This contest spreads the message that a combination of open  
licensing, open formats and open source software gives creators,  
consumers, and developers infinite freedom" says Alex Maier, Chair of  
Fedora Ambassadors Steering Committee.

About OGG Theora
Theora is an open, royalty-free video codec developed by the Xiph.org  
Foundation as part of the Ogg multimedia framework. Theora is  
released to the public under a BSD-style open source software  
license, completely free for commercial or noncommercial use. For  
more information about Theora visit http://theora.org.

About the Fedora Project
The Fedora Project is a Red Hat-sponsored and community-supported  
open source project. The goal? Work with the Linux community to build  
a complete, general purpose operating system exclusively from free  
software. Public forum. Rapid progress. Open process. A proving  
ground for new technology that may eventually make its way into Red  
Hat products. Fedora Core is an operating system and platform, based  
on Linux, that is always free for anyone to use, modify and  
distribute, now and forever. It is developed by a large community of  
people who strive to provide and maintain the very best in free, open  
source software and standards.

About Creative Commons
Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that promotes the  
creative re-use of intellectual and artistic works ? whether owned or  
in the public domain. Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible  
range of protections and freedoms that build upon the "all rights  
reserved" concept of traditional copyright to offer a voluntary "some  
rights reserved" approach. Creative Commons is sustained by the  
generous support of various foundations including the John D. and  
Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Omidyar Network Fund, the  
Hewlett Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation, as well as  
members of the public. For more information about Creative Commons,  
visit the organization?s Web site (http://creativecommons.org/).

Contact
Eric Steuer
Creative Director, Creative Commons
eric at creativecommons.org

Press Kit
http://creativecommons.org/presskit




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